Maintaining formatting

Hi

I could really use some help when it comes to preserving the formatting of a entry. Often, I’ll use formatting elements including indenting second lines for poetry, creative spacing or alignment, tables, etc. I also work with a lot of Bible text where the formatting is critical, for example italics used to show additions by the translators or the various case settings used for “Lord” to designate the word used in the original language.

I get terribly frustrated this morning when I had formatted some lines of poetry. I had it just right. I saved the project. I went to another part of the document. When I came back my formatting was gone. Will it make a difference if I default to saying yes for the “compile as is” box?

Thanks for your help.
Kevin