To make this easier, there are quick link buttons on the entry page itself. They look like this:
To use these, highlight the relevant text and click the relevant button.
The B button makes text bold, the i button makes text italic, the u button makes text underlined, the Quote button inserts that text into a quote, the URL button makes a URL (you will need to insert the =http:// part yourself.)
If you hover over the buttons, it will tell you in the tip box how to do all the codes and what they're for, in case you forget. Common problems using these buttons:
The code is not around the text you wanted. Solution:
You didn't highlight the text correctly. Make sure the correct text was highlighted, that you didn't de-highlight as you were moving the mouse and that you didn't click anywhere except exactly on the code button.
You probably clicked beside the button but not on it exactly. I'm always doing this. Just highlight again and try again.
The code is there twice.Solution:
Single click. Do not double-click.
The code didn't work and it's showing up with a bracket or something else missing.Solution:
You deleted a part of it. Add in whatever you deleted or delete it all and start again. Common reasons for problems with code in general:
- You forgot the closing part of the code.
- You deleted a part of the code. Solutions:
Edit and try again. It needs to be very exact but it is not difficult if you are careful.
If your link doesn't work, it probably means that you forgot the http:// part or that you mistyped the link. Some links with certain characters (other than letters and numbers) may not work. Ask a mod for help with these.