There are other, better guides for formatting rules and symbols and what have you. This is strictly a guide to help others avoid the programming hell I went through trying to convert Word files to Deviant Art. (Uploading a full Word file does work, but is annoying to read, looks like you didn’t try, and doesn’t always work for mobile)
Step 1: If you use Word then you probably have it auto indent. This looks nice on Word, but Deviant Art doesn’t see the indent, so it ignores it. Deviant Art also ignores spacing. So, in this step we are going to manually add a line break for spacing and 8 spaces for indentation.
Find and Replace
Find: ^p (This is Word script for ‘paragraph marker’. It marks the end of a paragraph.)
Replace: ^p^l*8 spaces*
Do not put in the ‘*’ on either en