How do I add formatting to my discussion board posts?

If you would like to format the text in your post, you will need to use HTML code. 

HTML uses "tags", which are commands (or code) enclosed in angle-brackets.

Start with the left angle-bracket "<" , add your command, then close with the right angle-bracket ">".

For example, the tag to italicize the following text is <i>.

Tags come in pairs. The first tag "opens" the command, making it so that whatever follows the open tag will be formatted; the formatting ceases when a matching 'close' tag is added.

Close tags are similar to open tags, but they have a forward slash "/" in front of the command. The tag to end a section that has been made italic would be </i>.

 

There are three simple and useful tags that can be used on our boards.

ITALICS: The command to italicize your text is 'i'. By surrounding the text with <i> ... </i>, it will be formatted appropriately.

BOLD: The command to bold your text is 'b'. By surrounding the text with <b> ... </b>, it will be formatted appropriately.

PRESERVE FORMATTING: If you would like to present data in tabular format, the command for this is ‘pre’. By surrounding the text with <pre> ... </pre>, it will be formatted appropriately.

 

Check out our Advanced Features to read more about formatting posts.