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Text Formatting

Post by pertneer » Mon Apr 13, 2009 12:15 pm

How to create bold, italic and underlined text
BBCode includes tags to allow you to quickly change the basic style of your text. This is achieved in the following ways:

* To make a piece of text bold enclose it in , e.g.

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[b]Hello[/b]
will become Hello


* For underlining use

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[u][/u]
, for example:

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[u]Good Morning[/u]
becomes Good Morning


* To italicise text use

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[i][/i]
, e.g.

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 This is [i]Great![/i]
would give This is Great!

How to change the text color or size
To alter the color or size of your text the following tags can be used. Keep in mind that how the output appears will depend on the viewers browser and system:

* Changing the color of text is achieved by wrapping it in [color=][/color]. You can specify either a recognized color name (eg. red, blue, yellow, etc.) or the hexadecimal triplet alternative, e.g. #FFFFFF, #000000. For example, to create red text you could use:

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 [color=red]Hello![/color]
or

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[color=#FF0000]Hello![/color]
Both will output Hello!


* Changing the text size is achieved in a similar way using

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[size=][/size]
. This tag is dependent on the template the user has selected but the recommended format is a numerical value representing the text size in percent, starting at 20 (very small) through to 200 (very large) by default. For example:

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 [size=30]SMALL[/size]
will generally be SMALL

whereas:

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 [size=200]HUGE![/size]
will be HUGE!

Can I combine formatting tags?
Yes, of course you can, for example to get someones attention you may write:

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 [size=200][color=red][b]LOOK AT ME![/b][/color][/size]
this would output LOOK AT ME!

We don’t recommend you output lots of text that looks like this though! Remember it is up to you, the poster, to ensure tags are closed correctly. For example the following is incorrect:

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[b][u]This is wrong[/b][/u]
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