Italics, and bold, and underliningPosted by Julie on 2/17/05 at 04:41 (169234)
For Suzanne and anyone else who was wondering how to create italics, or bold, of underlining, I recalled a post (made four years ago by john a, who is no longer with us) describing how to do it. I had the url on the printout I made at the time, but the file wasn't found, so I'll try to explain.
First, a test:
This is in italics
If it still works, I will continue.
Re: Italics, and bold, and underliningJulie on 2/17/05 at 04:45 (169235)
Ah well. It worked, but too well. I have forgotten how to avoid everything else on the board turning into italics. A bit like the Sorcerer's Apprentice, I'm afraid.
Anyway, the symbols that you use are these: . < before the text to be italicised, and after it. I thought that by ending with the I would avoid the italicisation of everything else, but I guess not.
With apologies to Scott for creating Italic Havoc on the board, I'll try bold, the symbol for which is
This text should appear as bold
Re: Italics, and bold, and underliningJulie on 2/17/05 at 04:48 (169236)
And so now everything is in bold italics. I don't dare try underlining.
I give up.
Scottr, Scottr, or anyone else who knows. Help! How do I undo this?
Profuse apologies. I was only trying to be helpful. :(
Re: Italics, and bold, and underliningDorothy on 2/17/05 at 10:07 (169249)
Italic Havoc and Kidney Yang - This sounds serious, Dr. Kildare!
Re: Italics, and bold, and underliningJulie on 2/17/05 at 11:19 (169255)
You bet, pal.
I am standing in the corner, waiting for Scott to come and restore peace on the Bold Board.
Re: Italics, and bold, and underliningKathy G on 2/18/05 at 08:39 (169314)
Hang in there! I found out how to do italics and bold and underlining on the wonderful reading forum I was going to. The wonderful forum, however, installed some spyware on my computer and I had to do a destructive restoration so I've never gone back. But I KNOW I saved the paper that told how to do it. Now I have to find it.
My husband, who's a dear, is also a slob and he's been monkeying around with my files so heaven knows where the paper has gone. I'll cruise the boards and then look for it some more. In the meantime, feel free to post because we know that you don't have an overblown opinion of yourself! :)
Re: Italics, and bold, and underliningSuzanne D. on 2/18/05 at 18:27 (169378)
Yes, thanks for the information!
Re: Italics, and bold, and underliningJulie on 2/19/05 at 02:27 (169387)
Suzanne, the information didn't come out on the post. What you have to do is put the letter 'i' between the two greater/lesser symbols < >. That indicates that the text that follows is in italics. With bold, you put a 'b' in between the symbols, and if you want to underline, a 'u'. I thought that to isolate the words one wanted to italicise or underline, one simply repeated the symbol at the end of the words. But that didn't work, and you see what happened. We'll have to wait for Kathy to find her paper.
It was a real Sorcerer's Apprentice experience - turning the water on and not being able to turn it off. Very alarming...
Re: Italics, and bold, and underliningJulie on 2/19/05 at 02:29 (169388)
Thank you, Kathy. That's nice of you. Thank goodness the infection is contained in this one thread. I hope you find your paper and then we'll all know how to stop the flood as well as start it.
Re: Italics, and bold, and underliningCarole C in NOLA on 2/19/05 at 06:51 (169395)
Let me try an experiment here...
This should be in italics, and
This should not, if my experiment works.
Re: Italics, and bold, and underliningCarole C in NOLA on 2/19/05 at 06:53 (169396)
OK. Julie, I know how to turn the italics off.
Turn them on by using the < sign, an i, and then the > sign as you described.
Turn them off by using the < sign, the / sign, an i, and then the > sign.
Re: Italics, and bold, and underliningSuzanne D. on 2/19/05 at 07:20 (169397)
Let me see if I've got it.
If this works, I will print the directions to save. If not, like I tell my students to do, I'll keep trying!
Thanks, Carole and Julie.
Re: Italics, and bold, and underliningJulie on 2/19/05 at 09:05 (169404)
Thank you Suzanne and Carole! I shall try now too.
I hope this sentence will appear in italics. >
I hope it did and that this one doesn't.
Re: Italics, and bold, and underliningJulie on 2/19/05 at 09:06 (169405)
That's great Carole: thanks again.
All the posts in the thread still appear in bold italics, as I expected, but our new ones are ok in 'since last visit', so I guess we can now embolden and italicise and underline to our heart's content.
Re: Italics, and bold, and underlining - Julie and CaroleKathy G on 2/19/05 at 09:21 (169408)
I couldn't find the paper. Actually, I think when I was shredding 2004 documents, I might have been the one who got rid of it. I shouldn't accuse my poor husband. At least it's only this thread.
Thanks, Carole, for your post because I knew it was something like that. I just didn't think I should mess around with test messages on the Board. Scott's a nice guy but he might not appreciate that!
Re: TestEd Davis, DPM on 2/19/05 at 10:39 (169415)
Re: Italics, and bold, and underliningJulie on 2/19/05 at 10:43 (169417)
I would like everyone to know that the latest eruption of bold italics, now UNDERLINED as well, is NOT MY FAULT.
Will the real culprit please stand up!
Re: Test- sorry but I could not resistEd Davis, DPM on 2/19/05 at 10:43 (169418)
Sorry but I could not resist testing it. The last one used but underlined AND did bold. How does one underline without getting bold writing? I think we have just gotten a mini-lesson in HTML which I never, as many of us didn't ever take the time to learn.
Re: Test- sorry but I could not resistEd Davis, DPM on 2/19/05 at 10:46 (169419)
Okay, who is the prankster? ;) I just got back to see my text underlined -- please share the 'secret.'
Re: Test- sorry but I could not resistEd Davis, DPM on 2/19/05 at 10:47 (169420)
Re: Test- sorry but I could not resistEd Davis, DPM on 2/19/05 at 10:47 (169421)
Re: Test- sorry but I could not resistEd Davis, DPM on 2/19/05 at 10:48 (169422)
Anyone willing to give us a lesson?
Re: Italics, and bold, and underliningmarie on 2/19/05 at 21:33 (169466)
Did you guys want to know how to write html code? I cannot give you a lesson on the board as it may mess stuff up here. It's not a good idea to place code in a posting box.
But it's really not that hard. I uploaded this html writer on my school website. It is pretty basic but it will write code for you. I'm not sure that Scott would want us putting html code in our messages. My students use it all the time as they are forgetful.
Re: html editor posted in link above will write code for you.marie on 2/19/05 at 21:34 (169467)
I forgot to change the title.
Re: html editor posted in link above will write code for you.Kathy G on 2/21/05 at 11:16 (169565)
Thanks, Marie. This is what I had written on the missing piece of paper! I also wanted one of my messages to look as important as the rest of the one's in this link!
Re: What happened?Kathy G on 2/21/05 at 11:19 (169566)
When I posted my message, all the messages were in bold and underlined. Now they aren't! My message won't look as important after all!D)