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Formatting Text?

When writing answers in the "Questions" section, it would be nice to be able to use paragraphs, blank lines, write words in bold etc. I fooled around a bit and there seem to be commands that would enable me to format my text. However, I haven't been able to figure out how to use them systematically. Can you help me?


July 14, 2012



Agreed. The one I want most is a proper paragraph break, which you seem to have mastered. How did you split off the "Thanks!" above? I find extra new lines just disappear.


Ok here we go!

*Italic* = Italic

**Bold** = Bold

***Bold and Italic*** = Bold and Italic

[Space]-[Space] Bullets = - Bullets

Highlight is the little dash thingy next to the 1 on the keyboard. [Dash thingy]Words[Dash thingy]

EDIT :I now know those are accent symbols. Sorry :P


I've tried it and it turns out that a single asterisk on each end makes italic and two asterisks on both ends give bold. Just as it actually appears in your comment =P.


LOL I didn't even notice that. Fixing it now...


"How did you split off the 'Thanks!'" That's just it - I have absolutely no idea how I did it! I sometimes found that for paragraphs, inserting numbers and leaving one line blank before each numbered line helps. Like this:

  1. xxxxxx

  2. xxxxxxxxxx

  3. xxxxxxxxx


Tab Stop Test

nnnnnn nnnnnn nnnnn nnnnn



Okay, so apparently you can use the tab stop key before each paragraph, too. But I still haven't figured out how to use blank lines between paragraphs, even though I did it in my original post.



I've also figured out that when you write |space|-|space|next line| you can get some nice bullets like these:

  • I would also like to know how to highlight a quote with a long gray bar on the left side of the line.

  • Color font and the yellow background like pk008 used would be nice too...

  • Regards!


I've just realised that using the tab stop key also creates paragraphs with blank lines between them. But apparently only when you're asking a question, not when you're answering one.



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