Formatting Requests

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Submitted by rankandfile on August 19, 2006 - 11:10pm

Maybe I'm missing something, but isn't there an easier way to format some of the text in any given post? Bold, italics, hyperlinking, etc. I thought there was a rich-text option at one point, but I seem to be missing it. I often would like to hyperlink sources or other items and inserting the tags is a pain in the ass.

Submitted by PerryChase on August 20, 2006 - 10:34am.

You can use HTML tags, or use a web design application such as MS Front Page. Cut and paste the codes when posting. It takes more time than just typing into the Reply box but your post will look nice.

Submitted by rankandfile on August 20, 2006 - 10:40am.

Perry- Thanks...I'll look into that. I thought a while back Rich mentioned something about the option to have a rich-text editor (reply box) when posting? I know that many other forums offer this and was wondering if Drupal, which is what this site uses, offers this as well.

Submitted by brooke on August 20, 2006 - 7:00pm.

Under the text box when you are creating content you should see a link to "enable rich-text." If you want to turn this on by default you can do it through your profile in "my account" on the left.

Submitted by rankandfile on August 20, 2006 - 7:21pm.
  1. Cool...Thanks.
  2. All this time and I never saw that!
Submitted by PD on August 22, 2006 - 7:25am.

Will someone please post specific directions for inserting a link so that people will only have to click on it?
Thanks!

Submitted by rankandfile on August 22, 2006 - 8:26am.

STEP 1

STEP 2

 

STEP 3

I hope this gives you a general idea. Please forgive me for the blurry text. I took screen captures of Piggington, brought them into MS Word and added captions, and then I did more screen captures and saved them as .jpg files in MS Paint.

Submitted by PD on August 23, 2006 - 8:00am.

Thank you!  I'm going to test it out.

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