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QUESTION:
How do I use the formatting buttons to format my posts?


ANSWER:
There are several white buttons on the posting form which allow you to format your post. They do this by creating BBCode tags in your text. Here is how each button works:

Bold

To make text bold, highlight the text you want to make bold and click the "Bold" button. This will add tags around that text. For example if you have the text "I liked it" and you highlight the word "liked" and then click the "Bold" button, you'd get "I [b]liked[/b] it". When you preview or submit the post, these tags will be hidden and cause the word "liked" to appear in bold text.

Italics

To make text italicized, highlight the text you want to italicize and click the "Italics" button. This will add tags around that text. For example if you have the text "I liked it" and you highlight the word "liked" and then click the "Italics" button, you'd get "I [i]liked[/i] it". When you preview or submit the post, these tags will be hidden and cause the word "liked" to appear in italics.

Underline

To make text underlined, highlight the text you want to underline and click the "Underline" button. This will add tags around that text. For example if you have the text "I liked it" and you highlight the word "liked" and then click the "Underline" button, you'd get "I [u]liked[/u] it". When you preview or submit the post, these tags will be hidden and cause the word "liked" to appear underlined.

Quote

To make text appear in a quote block, highlight the text and click the "Quote" button. A pop up will appear asking for an author. Enter the author's name and click "ok". This will add tags around that text. For example if you have the text "I liked it" and you highlight it and click the "Quote" button and enter "John" as the author, you'd get "[quote=John]I liked it[/quote]". When you preview or submit the post, these tags will be hidden and cause the text to appear in a quote block.

Link

To make a link, highlight the text you'd like to use as a link and click the "Link" button. A pop up will appear asking for a URL. Enter the URL for your link and click "ok". This will add tags around that text. For example if you have the text "google" and you highlight it and click the "Link" button and enter "http://google.com" as the URL, you'd get "[url=http://google.com]google[/url]". When you preview or submit the post, these tags will be hidden and create a link to the url specified.

Image

To display an image in your post, first paste the URL of that image in your post, then highlight it and click the "Image" button. This will add tags around the URL. For example if you have the url "http://www.allcoast.com/images/logo.jpg" and you highlight it and then click the "Image" button, you'd get "[img]http://www.allcoast.com/images/logo.jpg[/img]". When you preview or submit the post, these tags will be hidden and cause the image to appear in your post.

Email

To make an email link, highlight the text you'd like to use as a link and click the "Email" button. A pop up will appear asking for an email address. Enter the address for your link and click "ok". This will add tags around that text. For example if you have the text "Joe" and you highlight it and click the "Email" button and enter "joe@allcoast.com" as the address, you'd get "[email=joe@allcoast.com]joe[/email]". When you preview or submit the post, these tags will be hidden and create an email link to the address specified.

List

To create a list, click the "List" button. It will ask you for a list item. Enter an item and click "ok". It will ask for another list item. Again, enter an item and click "ok". Repeat this process untill you have no more list items to enter. At that point, click the "Cancel" button. This will create the tags for a list of items. When you preview or submit the post, these tags will be hidden and create a list with the items you entered.


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