dumb question about italics

PidgeApril 14, 2007

I know this has been posted a zillion times and even very recently, but I don't remember how to do italics. Is is (i)italics(i)? Well, if this shows up in the post, I guess I'll know what it is not!

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Pidge

Aaaarghhhh!

    Bookmark   April 14, 2007 at 6:40AM
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mwoods

this is how you do it....

Just put an i in the brackets before whatever it is you want in italics and then afterwards to make it stop you just put /i in the brackets. So it will look like this,except you use where I have ( ).

(i) A big noreaster is headed here and I want to throw up.(/i)

    Bookmark   April 14, 2007 at 7:31AM
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macbirch(ACT Aust)

I was wondering about this the other day so I'll try it (i) now(/i).

    Bookmark   April 14, 2007 at 9:40AM
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macbirch(ACT Aust)

Oh wait, you use what?

    Bookmark   April 14, 2007 at 9:45AM
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macbirch(ACT Aust)

Oh wait, the funny brackets. Okay, trying again now .

    Bookmark   April 14, 2007 at 9:47AM
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macbirch(ACT Aust)

Yippee.

One day i might even try uploading a picture.

Thanks Pidge for asking about this. I was stupidly allowing myself to remain frozen in some kind of technologically challenged mindset.

    Bookmark   April 14, 2007 at 9:53AM
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sheila(WA7)

thought I'd join the game too .

    Bookmark   April 14, 2007 at 10:18AM
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endorphinjunkie(z7bAlabama)

You will need to open a photobucket.com account. It's free, and easy, but not free and easy.....

    Bookmark   April 14, 2007 at 10:36AM
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mwoods

bold letters (b) (/b)
underlined words (u) (/u)
words in color color> ( fontcolor="green") (/font color) you can put any color in there
large words size> (font size="6") /font size) You can use any number from 1-7

if you want to strike out your words. (s) (/s)

    Bookmark   April 14, 2007 at 11:34AM
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oscarthecat(z7MD)

could anyone here possibly be talking about (parenthesese) Steve in Baltimore County.

    Bookmark   April 14, 2007 at 7:21PM
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mwoods

not sure what you mean Steve. In explaining HTML code,you have to use ( ) instead of what you really need which is .

    Bookmark   April 14, 2007 at 7:42PM
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firstkim

Not really - not if you know (or know where to look up) the special characters. Pidge, the way to make italics is as follows: <i>the word to italicize</i>

I remember playing with HTML here over the years with some amusing results. I think the code in each person's message is "turned off" at the end of the message now, but it didn't always. We'd have threads where the responses went on in boldface or italics or the color green for two or three more posts before someone caught it and did a </>

Here is a link that might be useful: HTML Tutorial - Index and Quick Reference

    Bookmark   April 15, 2007 at 10:08AM
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oakleif(z6 AR)

Sigh!! I 've been given all the instructions for using HTML and told to sit down for a day and practice,practice,practice. That sounds like such hard work, when all i want to do is stroll through Garden Web and read online newspapers.
But someday i will, just not today.
vickie

    Bookmark   April 16, 2007 at 12:36AM
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Pidge

Okay, I just checked in and I'll try to do all this stuff. Here goes.
(i)hello(/i). (u)I'm fine(/u). (fontcolor="red")How are you?(/fontcolor)
I've always wanted to (s)learn how(/s)know how to strike out words.
(fontsize="6")Okay?(/fontsize)

    Bookmark   April 16, 2007 at 7:21AM
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Pidge

Huh? What am I doing wrong? Clearly I am missing some simple step. Help!

    Bookmark   April 16, 2007 at 7:22AM
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firstkim

do those same things again, pidge, but use instead of ( ).

    Bookmark   April 16, 2007 at 7:47AM
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Pidge

Trying again.
hello. I'm fine. How are you?
I've always wanted to learn how know how to strike out words.
Okay?

Well, I'll be darned, it worked.

    Bookmark   April 16, 2007 at 8:44AM
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macbirch(ACT Aust)

Yay! Congratulations Pidge. Now can someone tell me why I can do italics but not color?

    Bookmark   April 16, 2007 at 9:24AM
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endorphinjunkie(z7bAlabama)

will give you red writingcolor>

will give you the blue hues.

    Bookmark   April 16, 2007 at 9:32AM
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ninelargec

[i]testing[/i]
(i)testing(/i)
testing

    Bookmark   April 16, 2007 at 9:59AM
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Pidge

I think I've got it color=red>
Thanks, Michael.

    Bookmark   April 16, 2007 at 10:38AM
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macbirch(ACT Aust)

redcolor=red>

    Bookmark   April 16, 2007 at 10:55AM
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macbirch(ACT Aust)

I tried it on Saturday and since it didn't work on the preview I didn't post it so now I can't go back and see what I did wrong. Anyway, it's working now. Thank you.

    Bookmark   April 16, 2007 at 11:08AM
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