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Bold, Italic and Underline and all other Tags

Postby CrimsonThunder » Tue Jan 23, 2007 4:01 pm

This is how you make your posts look good.

Up the top there are many buttons that you can use, B stands for Bold, I stands for Italic and U stands for Underline.

There are more but for starters we'll just stick with these three. When you click on the button you'll notice that this happens:

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[b]


This is the begining of making it bold. Up the top with the B square you'll also notice that a little star is in the picture, this is because the tag is open. Forums use tags which can alter your posts. Once you have finished typing what you want in bold click the b again and this will happen.

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[b]Hello[/b]


The new "b" has a slash behind it, this tells the forum that you are ending the tag.

Then next few tags are Quote and Code.

Code is what I have been using in the post so the tags dont work and I can show you what they'll look like when you are typing it up.

You probably wont use that often.

Next up is Quote and you will use it alot so its best to understand how it works.

The forum software we use is PHPbb and there are many different types of forum software, each one uses tags differently. With the quote if you are quoting someone you put their name in there so you know who its from.

To add their name you do this:

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[quote="Tom"]To add their name you do this:[/quote]


You do an equal sign and then put their name in quotation marks, some different forums dont require you to put quotation makes in, and if you do it wont work properly. (vBulletin and Invision Powerboard don't use it.)

This is what it would look like when you post:

Tom wrote:To add their name you do this:


If you dont add a name it'll just simply say quote.

To add their name you do this:


It gets tricky when you are quoting multiple people. But thers an easy way to do this, there is a quote button on the forum.

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The other buttons there are only for Moderators and Administrators.

If people have already had a multi conversation on the forum using this button will put all the quotes together for you. You just write underneath it all.

List makes a list of thing, in a neat indented way. There are two buttons.

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[list][/list]
[list=][/list]


I don't know how to use the second one but when I figure it out I'll update it.

List:

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[list]Tomatoes
Pears
Apples
Bananas[/list]


    Tomatoes
    Pears
    Apples
    Bananas

Next up is Image tags. Please use this topic for a more in depth look at it. Inserting a Graphic

URL is how to put links to other websites in your posts.

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[url=www.google.com]Google[/url]


Thats how you do it.

Google

Center is to make your posts centered.

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[center]Hello[/center]


[center]Hello[/center]

Up next is font colors. There are many different colors that you can use. Just click on the Font color drop down box. It will put the whole code in your post, no need to click it again. Just type in between the tags.

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[color=red]Hey[/color]


Hey

The Colors:

Default
Dark Red
Red
Orange
Brown
Yellow
Green
Olive
Cyan
Blue
Dark Blue
Indigo
Violet
White
Black

Font Sizes

There are a few different sizes for you to use. Tiny, Small, Normal, Large and Huge. Instead of using the words they use numbers.

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[size=7]Tiny[/size]
[size=9]Small[/size]
[size=12]Normal[/size]
[size=18]Large[/size]
[size=24]Huge[/size]


The Sizes:

Tiny
Small
Normal
Large
Huge

The best thing is you can mix the codes together to make something look really good.

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[color=red][size=24][b][u]HELLO[/u][/b][/size][/color]


HELLO

Just make sure all the end of the tags are at the end. and that they arnt all after one another like this:

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[b][/b][color=orange][/color][size=9][/size]


Because it wont work like that.

And remember, just one simple mistake, like leaving out a slash (/) can ruin your whole post!
Last edited by CrimsonThunder on Tue Jan 23, 2007 7:25 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Postby KimE » Tue Jan 23, 2007 4:15 pm

Nice work Tom and this forum is a great idea. Ever thought of being a trainer/instructor?
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Postby CrimsonThunder » Tue Jan 23, 2007 5:10 pm

A trainer for a forum? lol. Nah I wouldnt be that great at training people for weightloss I just do what the experts tell me. :P But I'd certainly give it a go one day. ;)
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Postby Lolly » Tue Jan 23, 2007 5:14 pm

Hey Tom I think I have the hang of this
Every day I am getting thinner and thinner.....


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Postby KimE » Wed Jan 24, 2007 5:39 pm

hehe good one Lolly!

Tom I meant a trainer/instructor in general...such as computer help and things like that. You take the time to lay it all out simply and include examples, it's good. I've met workplace trainers who couldn't do it as good and they were qualified teachers.
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Postby CrimsonThunder » Wed Jan 24, 2007 8:10 pm

KimE wrote:hehe good one Lolly!

Tom I meant a trainer/instructor in general...such as computer help and things like that. You take the time to lay it all out simply and include examples, it's good. I've met workplace trainers who couldn't do it as good and they were qualified teachers.


Oh ok, I just know what its like being new to things. (I started learning guitar a few weeks ago and I still remember when I first started using the net) I hate asking people how to do it and they skip all the small details that they think people know. But because they're new they don't know. :) Thats why I got this section made.
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Postby KimE » Thu Jan 25, 2007 5:08 pm

Very true Tom, I have seen plenty of training where important details are missed due to the 'you should already know that' attitude of the trainer. Our IT department are the worst for this.
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Postby mary_in_adelaide » Thu Jan 25, 2007 5:52 pm

Tom this is an excellent topic and a very helpful, explanatory one. Thanks
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