Formatting a Post

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      Revised February 12, 2023

      The following is a guide to formatting using the formatting options in the Editor panel above. You can print this post, too; see below.

      1. If you want to “bold” or ‘italicize” a sentence, first write the sentence. Then drag the cursor across it to select the sentence and click “bold (B)” or “italicize (I)” in the Toolbar.

      2. The easiest way to provide a link to a YouTube video is to click on the “Share” button below the video and copy the link that is provided. Just paste that link in your comment. That is all you need to do for a YouTube video!

      3. If you want to provide a link to a post, first open that post in a different tab. Copy the title and then paste it into your comment. Select that title by dragging your cursor across it, then click on the “chain link symbol” (12th item in the Toolbar). That will open a “small window.” Go back to the other tab and copy the web address. Come back and paste it in the first box in the “small window.” Also, don’t forget to click the downward arrow in the “Target” box at the bottom of that “small window” and select “New Window.” Then click “OK” to close that “small window.”

      • That last action will open the link in a new tab when someone clicks on it. That is helpful for the reader since they can go back and forth between your comment and the post you linked.
      • The one next to the “chain link symbol” is to “undo link.” After writing the comment, if you realize that you put in the wrong link (or that you forgot to change the “Target” box), you can open the comment, select the link and click the “undo link.” Then you can re-do the linking process.

      4. P.S. When you copy a title of a post and paste it, SOMETIMES it may appear in big letters corresponding to a “heading” like this: 

      “Waharaka Thero English Subs Discourse”

      • It will say “Heading 1” in the drop-down box in the second formatting row.
      • Click on that box and select “paragraph,” which will reduce the text’s size. Now, you can select that text and add the link.

      5. There are many options available in the Toolbar now. Feel free to test them. Learning them to express yourself better and make things clear to others is good.

      • If you write an incorrect statement, you can select it and then use “scissors” to cut it out, etc.

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