PC techies and newbies
I was posting on a picture, as were a lot of other people, and the subject somehow got derailed into PC and how-to.
Not fair to hijack a thread like that; I don’t know if this will be allowed under “other”, but there’s only one way to find out.
I don’t want to sound like I think I’m an expert; what I know is tiny compared to what I don’t know – but if this blog is allowed, then others can come and educate us (I would have put the shorthand for “smile” in there, but it might come out as a single bold “s”)
It’s not a blog as such, but a “starter for ten” where people can ask and answer techie questions.
Here’s my kick-off:
How to do bold and italics.
Put words you want in bold inside asterisks like this
Put words you want in intalics between underlines like this
Presumably, to get bold italics, you’d do both; I don’t know if it makes a difference whether you do the asterisk or underline first.
They only work in blogs, not in comments on threads
I write my blogs in Word (it spellchecks as I’m going along) and then paste them in; I’ll have to “review” the blog to see if the “like this”es come out in bold and italics, or still with the asterisks and underlines.
I can’t make the blog show the asterisks and underlines: it formats what’s inside those characters no matter what I do.
Some people don’t have Word, but you can use whatever option you have, or Notepad, to put the text into the blog, and then go through it to add the asterisks and underlines where needed.
You can also type directly into the “write blog” and do that as you go along.
new discovery! putting numbers in square brackets makes them subscript and also a link 2011 – even if only a link to itself! I don’t know if that would work for website urls; let’s see now [http://www.allaboutrosegardening.com/Miniature-Rose-bush.html]
Aooarently not! I assume it’s for footnotes, which are generally indicated by numbers in squarebrackets. Ah well, it might prove to be ueful someday
- 7 Jun, 2011
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