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Using BOLD Fonts in Internet Explorer

by Brandon Eng / October 24, 2003 12:38 AM PDT

XP Pro. With the new forum setup not allowing quotations,I think I'd like to bold quotes. I've checked Tools>Internet Options>Fonts>colors, but is there an easier way? Is there a toolbar I can add w/in IE or something easy? TIA.

Brandon

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Nope.
by Cursorcowboy / October 24, 2003 1:35 AM PDT

<UL> You must actually enter the HTML code within the information you're <b>adding</b> to the forum -- which would look like this:

&ltb>(your information)</b>

</UL><MARQUEE width=300 BGCOLOR=white WIDTH=300 HEIGHT=35 DIRECTION=left><FONT SIZE=+0 COLOR=009900><b>Good luck,</b></MARQUEE></FONT>

<IMG SRC=http://home.mindspring.com/~bgaston2/stuff/BG.gif>

Pardon ma ACKsent, ah'm frum Austin, Tex_As, USA

<FONT SIZE=1 COLOR=CC0099> ....its been my policy to view the Internet not as an 'information highway,' but as an electronic asylum filled with babbling loonies.</FONT>

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Crazy d.. forum software
by Cursorcowboy / October 24, 2003 1:39 AM PDT
In reply to: Nope.

&ltb>(your information)</b>

If that doesn't work, the beginning bolding is started the left arrow, a 'b', and then the right arrows. The ending for bold being with a left arrow, a slash, a 'b', followed by the right arrow.

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Thanks, Bill- will give it a try...(THIS IS A TEST)
by Brandon Eng / October 24, 2003 1:53 AM PDT

<b>Thank you, Bill!</b>

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NT:Cool, Bill. Thnx! Easier than the other way!
by Brandon Eng / October 24, 2003 1:55 AM PDT

.

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NT - Great. Happy computing.
by Cursorcowboy / October 24, 2003 2:14 AM PDT

.

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&ltb>(your information)</b>
by FrankQTran / October 24, 2003 2:21 AM PDT
In reply to: Nope.

& + lt = <
& + gt = >

so to make it acceptable I would enter w/o a '+':

<b>&+ltb&+gt(your information)&+lt/b&+gt</b>

and it would displayed:

<b>&ltb>(your information)</b></b>

Regards,

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Here we go again...
by FrankQTran / October 24, 2003 2:23 AM PDT

Crazy HTML rules..... Sad

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Re:Here we go again... Ummmm...
by Brandon Eng / October 24, 2003 4:42 AM PDT
In reply to: Here we go again...

Frank...<b>HUH?</b>

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Brandon, I just tried...
by FrankQTran / October 24, 2003 7:18 AM PDT

to recreate CursorCowboy Bill's posted to see if it work on mine:

&+ltb&+gt(your information)&+lt/b&+gt <--- (w/o a '+')

On the 'preview message', it looks OK but when I clicked on 'post it', it will displayed:

&ltb>(your information)</b> <--- the less than+slash+b+greater than disappeared) SadAngryShockedCry

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Re:Frank, I just tried...
by Brandon Eng / October 24, 2003 8:43 AM PDT

'<b>Exactly as Bill described, and it works for me. Are you putting a space between the less than sign and the 'b' at the end? Just a WAG</b>

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Brandon, thats an html 4
by radean / October 24, 2003 9:25 AM PDT

strict compliance thing about the space. Should not matter, but with these forums, who knows Happy
I tried to send some simpler information, but seems the forum even converts character codes, unless you break em up like Bill did.

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No Brandon,
by FrankQTran / October 24, 2003 11:11 AM PDT

I can do like this to make it 'bold' as you did

<b>This line should be in 'bold'</b>

but to show you how to enter it (in this software forums) when I entered

&+lt+b+&+gtThis line should be in 'bold'&+lt+slash+b+&+gt (without a '+') I got the &+lt+slash+b+&+gt disappeared as:

&ltb&gtThis line should be in 'bold'</b> <--- (the &+lt+slash+b+&+gt won't show)

Regards,

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Maybe this will work.
by radean / October 24, 2003 9:59 AM PDT
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Re:Maybe this will work. (This is a test)
by Brandon Eng / October 24, 2003 10:55 AM PDT
In reply to: Maybe this will work.

&quotI like learning new things. Thanks, Ray"

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Cool, Ray! Now we can use quotations! And I learned another new thing!
by Brandon Eng / October 24, 2003 11:00 AM PDT
In reply to: Maybe this will work.

&quotampersand then 'quot', enter text, ampersand, then 'quot' again. Now I have to rememer this."

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Create a gif file
by FrankQTran / October 24, 2003 11:36 AM PDT
In reply to: Maybe this will work.

and point to it. Really 'kewl' idea!!!!!!! Happy

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