Parsing text

Hi. I'm using regular scaffolds to allow users to create records, is
there an easy way to somehow parse the text they enter? eg Separate
the paragraphs of the text automatically without the user having to type
in actual html?

Thanks

Check out redcloth:

http://whytheluckystiff.net/ruby/redcloth/

It may do more than you want, but it looks pretty easy to use...

You can look at markdown (bluecloth and maruku for the parsers),
textile (redcloth) or
simply the two helpers auto_link and simple_format.

Hope it will help.

Thanks, simple_format was exactly what I was looking for:)