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jack

6th January 2010, 08:56
It's usually not that difficult; you can change colour, make BOLD,
    underline and italicise in any combination you want.

    If this hasn’t worked then the normal control characters (eg “< … >”) aren’t working on this board.
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jack

6th January 2010, 09:07
Strange!
Bold seemed to work and Italics but not colour and Underline.

Will have to try again sometime.
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jack

6th January 2010, 09:46
Last try for now!!
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jack

6th January 2010, 09:53
Not giving up. control characters vary from board to board it seems.
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jack

6th January 2010, 09:59
[color=red]????????
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john (from arran)

6th January 2010, 10:18
Hi Jack,

If you want to use a colour name then it has to be in quotation marks like this:

color="red"

If you just want to use a hexadecimal number then it's like this:

color=#ff3399
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john (from arran)

6th January 2010, 10:23
Sorry should have also said that square brackets don't work here like they do on most conventional fora. It has to be HTML angle brackets like: < and >
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jack

6th January 2010, 10:30
Thanks John.
Had used "<..>" for other codes - Bold, Italics, Underline but couldn't see why colour didn't work!
Tried "[...]" just in case.
Forgot about the "s around colour name.

Thanks again!!
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sammy

6th January 2010, 10:37
So if I want some text to appear in red, I type
"red"?
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john (from arran)

6th January 2010, 11:24
Hi Sammy,

Unfortunately it's not quite that simple. You need to put HTML "font" tags around the text you want to highlight. It's not possible to type in the real code as you wont see it, but if you copy the next line and then paste it into a reply window, the text will appear italic, bold and red in your post.

<font color="red"><i><b>This text will be red, italic and bold.</b></i></font>

Remember that all HTML tags must be nested. In other words, the closing tags must be in the reverse order of the opening tags or it won't work.
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