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From a new flutherer:: Folks, how do you style your text:?

Asked by XrayGirl (529points) September 13th, 2008

As I type answers to questions, I have tried to get my text styled in a whisper or strong emphasis and I don’t know how to make it work… What are the steps…I see links, but call me dumbfounded, cause I am…thanks..

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Nimis's avatar

Look under the box you are typing your reply into.

For example:
<i> = *
</i> = *
Does that make sense?

blastfamy's avatar

The trick it to put the styling characters up together with the text to be styled.

* bold * (without spaces)
_ italicized _ (without spaces)
strikethrough – (without spaces)
whisper—(double dash without spaces)

To send a link, put the words to be linked in quotes (”....”) then put a colon (:) immediately after the second quotation mark. Immediately after the colon, place the url.

XrayGirl's avatar


I see


you all are so smart

Seesul's avatar

…and if answering on a computer (as opposed to an iPhone), you can check your work below to see if you have done it correctly.

clever way to illustrate that you got it, as well

Snoopy's avatar

Yes, extremely helpful

Snoopy's avatar

I was actually wondering how people did that, but was too lazy to ask. Great Q!

Nimis's avatar

Wait a minute. Someone GA’d my answer and it was totally wrong!
It should have read:

<b> = *
</b> = *



(Linking is harder to explain in these terms.)

PS Can you return GA points?

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