Bold, italic, underline

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Bold, italic, underline

Postby Samfan » Thu Jun 06, 2013 10:10 pm

OK, I was probably the last person to discover this, but I just found out that if you highlight first the section of text in your post that you want to bold, make italic, or underline, it is much easier: it will automatically put the little [b] and {/b] (for example) around your highlighted text. I had been clicking, say the italic button, then cutting and pasting my text in between the [i] and {/i]. MUCH more efficient to highlight it first. Wish I had discovered that a long time ago.... :awkward:

( I used { instead of [ here to illustrate; otherwise, it actually made my 'and' and 'and' either bold or in italics).

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Re: Bold, italic, underline

Postby Wolesley » Fri Jun 07, 2013 3:20 am

Well done! Better late than... :biggrin: Makes posting long fanfics way easier, too!

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Re: Bold, italic, underline

Postby Samfan » Sat Jun 08, 2013 4:08 pm

Y'know, after I published my original post, it occurred to me that highlighting first before clicking the (B/I/U) keys is exactly what I do in, say Pages, Word, or OpenOffice :duh: Those use HTML/XML/XHTML code to create documents (just like websites--like this one). It was just a bit confusing for me to have to use the buttons here, and then seeing the code actually appear in the text before submitting it (this is a bit hard to explain).

All the more embarrassing because as part of my library/information science program, I took a course on website design, and learned some code. I've just gotten away from it ("if you don't use it, ya lose it...) :oops:

I actually like writing code. It's fun, particularly when using something like Dreamweaver, to see it in graphic form as you're writing the code--it's like magic.

off to practice writing code.... :lol:

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