I’ve noticed that Ifan has provided us with Markdown formatting for posts, which is far, far nicer than what we had before. Here is a “Markdown Cheatsheet” that explains how to produce italic, bold, lists, links, and some other cool stuff. I’m not sure yet how much Markdown is supported, but I’ve tried a couple of simple commands and they all worked.
*italic* makes something italic
**bold** makes something bold
[Click here](http://google.com/) makes a link like this: Click here
Using a > character at the start of a paragraph will block quote that paragraph
Use a dash - at the start of a line to make the line into a list item (use a series of them to make a big list)
Headings, as in the big text in this post, can be done using the hash # character. One hash gives a main heading, two for sub-headings, and three for sub-sub headings.
Yeah, it’s Markdown, but much as I’d love to take the credit, that was actually Jo’s doing - I only discovered the fact myself by reading the code. I’ve been meaning to look into whether it supported images, but never got round to it, so thanks for finding that out Simon/Owain!
Jen, type > and then type the name and a spacer if you want( say, Kinetic -), then use copy in whatever way is native to your device, then paste the text into the new post and put in a return (ie, a blank line). Hey presto!
Diane: Jen, type > and then type the name and a spacer if you want( say, Kinetic -), then use copy in whatever way is native to your device, then paste the text into the new post and put in a return (ie, a blank line). Hey presto!
Ok that worked–diolch Diane! Fussy though–I thought it was so much more straightforward in the old forum…also not liking the inability to preview–I wouldn’t have had to post my “test” if I’d had it! sigh
Agreed, i didn’t realise how much i used the functions of the old system and now miss them.
is there a way the old post reply window could be a plug in here including the insert/format
functions. (not that i know much about computers).