Customizing Your Post

You may want to customize the look of your text in messages. You can change the size, color, font, and style of your text using HTML coding. The most important thing to remember when doing this is to make sure that the text you are changing is contained inside the code you are using. If not, then the change will not occur as you desire.

To do any of the following, just cut and paste the appropriate code into your message. Remember to replace the sample text with your own message text.


REMEMBER.... IF you <OPEN> a tag, you must </CLOSE> the tag!!!!!
Leaving a tag open can reek havoc on the board.

How do I italicize words?

To make your text appear in Italic Print, use the
<I> before the word(s) you want Italicized, followed by the </I>.

<I>Using Italics</I>           Would look like this-- Using Italics

How do I CENTER words?

To make your text/graphic appear centered, use the
<CENTER> before the word(s) you want centered followed by the </CENTER>


How do I underline words?

To make your text appear underlined, use the
<U> before the word(s) you want underlined, followed by the </U>

<U>Underlining Words</U>            Would look like this- Underlining Words

How do I make my words BOLD?

To make your text appear bold, use the
<B> before the word(s) you want underlined, followed by the </B>

<B>Bold Words</B>            Would look like this- Bold Words

How do I strike thru words?

To make your text appear Struke Thru, use the
<S> before the word(s) you want Struke Thru, followed by the </S>.

<S>Strike Thru</S>           Would look like this-- Strike Thru

How do I change the size of my words?

To change the size of your text, use the <FONT SIZE="number">before the word(s) followed by the </FONT>

<FONT SIZE="+2">Changing font size</FONT>            Would Look like this- Changing font size
You can use -2, -1, +1, +2, +3, +4.
or
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

How do I change the font face or style of the words?

To change the font face or style of your text, use the <FONT FACE="font name"> before the word(s) followed by the </FONT>

<FONT FACE="Storybook">Font Face/Style</FONT>            Would look like this- Font Face/Style

Note-- Not all computers recognize all font faces. In these cases the computer will revert to it's default font.

In setting up this page I have used 4 different faces--
Times New Roman, Times, serif        Comic Sans MS        Storybook        Arial

You should see 4 absolute different fonts.


How do I change the color of my words?

To change the color of your text, use the <FONT COLOR="color code"> before the word(s) followed by the </FONT>

<FONT COLOR="#FF0000">Changing Colors</FONT>            Would look like this- Changing Colors

Another way is to just use the word of the color such as

<FONT COLOR="red">Red</FONT>            Would look like this- Red

This method severely limits the colors to be used. Using the #'s gives you all the colors of the rainbow.

Important: To find a table of colors and there codes, check out the web safe color guide. Remember, when putting in color codes you must put the # sign in front of the code number.


Can I change more than one thing at a time?

Yes!

Just remember to place the codes around the text in the same order on both ends. By this I mean that if you open a certain code first, it should be last to close. Here is an example of the code used to change our text in every way possible. Notice how the code is placed in reverse order at the end. I have color coded this to make it more obvious.

<FONT SIZE="+2" FACE="Comic Sans MS" COLOR="#FF0000"><B><I><U>Your Text </U></I></B></FONT>
Would Look Like This- Your Text

How To Create A Link to Another Site/Page On The DiscApp

Links are created by placing Anchored References around an image or words. The following is an example of the code needed to create a text link, where you provide words to be clicked on.

Remember to replace the sample words with your own after you copy and paste the code.

<A HREF="http://server.com/">Server.Com</a>

This Would Appear as-- Server.Com --Clic on it. See what happens

Placing an Image/Graphic/Photo on the DiscApp

There are two ways you can share pictures on the DiscApp.
The first way is to provide a text link to the picture. Which is the same as placing a Link to another Site/Page.

This will produce words in your message which can be clicked on to take the reader to the picture in its original location. If you would like to create a text link to something in your message, just cut and paste the code below into your message.

Remember to replace the sample information with the real information.


Here is an example of how you would link to the Server.Com Logo:

<a href="http://server.com/images/logo.gif">Server.Com Logo</a>

It Should look like this--- Server.Com Logo --Give it a try.

Important: Make sure that the last three letters in your filename are either jpg or gif.




If you would like the picture to appear with your message, cut and paste the code below into your message. Remember to replace the sample information with your information.

<img src="http://server.com/images/logo.gif">

and this is the result

Server.Com Logo

NOTE; There is NO Closing tag for an IMG SRC tag.

Important: Make sure that the last three letters in your filename are either jpg or gif.

REMEMBER.... IF you <OPEN> a tag, you must </CLOSE> the tag!!!!!
Leaving a tag open can reek havoc on the board.




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