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How To Enable Italics?

#1 Post by Ms Thrifty » Fri Jun 26, 2009 10:22 am

I do miss being able to use italics - sparingly. When I tried what appeared to be the italics button (above the box for typing in), I got brackets instead. So how do they work, please, and can whichever kind person responds please explain simply?!

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Re: How To Enable Italics?

#2 Post by Beate » Fri Jun 26, 2009 11:11 am

They work fine for me. Manually you can insert them by [ then i then], closing the quote with [/ then i then ]
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Re: How To Enable Italics?

#3 Post by AYBG » Fri Jun 26, 2009 1:32 pm

The parentheses and 'i' are perfectly normal - its the bbcode for italics.

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[i]look at this italics[/i]
when posted comes out as

look at this italics
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Re: How To Enable Italics?

#4 Post by Ms Thrifty » Fri Jun 26, 2009 2:58 pm

Thank you both. I'd be a bit wary of posting something which appeared to be in the wrong format, and hoping it would emerge correctly, but if that's what you have to do... as for bb code, I recall this being mentioned before but it's too technical for me.

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Re: How To Enable Italics?

#5 Post by steve9872 » Fri Jun 26, 2009 3:01 pm

If you're worried about how something will appear then just click the "preview" button, it lives just to the left of the "submit" button.
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Re: How To Enable Italics?

#6 Post by Ms Thrifty » Fri Jun 26, 2009 3:06 pm

Thank you, Steve - I hadn't thought of that, always being in such a hurry! Though I do check for typos, and to ensure I'm not posting in the wrong thread again...

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