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Explaining the new option 'H' now added to your editing bar

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Explaining the new option 'H' now added to your editing bar

Post by Kitkat on Wed 27 Aug 2014, 10:30

You may have noticed there is a new option in your editing bar now (the bar across the top of your posting area when you are making a post).  The symbol H can now be used during a post to indicate the importance of the headings and paragraphs in your post.  When you click on the H, it gives you the option

H2

H3

H4

...  (H1 is the wording which goes in the 'Title of the topic' box).

The following sample post (taken from THE BIG WIDE WORLD section) illustrates how you can use this new option:

(The article was originally posted in just all the same size font-face, as per the rest of this post.
To embolden and make stand out as "second most important heading", I have highlighted the words 'Syria now in Civil War' and chosen to place it in the [ H2 ] brackets.  So you will see the difference below.

The next paragraph - beginning 'The International Committee' has been placed within the [ H3 ] brackets ...
and so on for the following passage, which is in [ H4 ]

Also, the heading 'UN deadlline' has been placed in [ H3 ] brackets.

Basically, what this new editor does is to save you a lot of fiddling and foostering by instantly making the quoted text bold and changing the size - all with one click.

(If you click on the last icon in your editing bar (the 'Switch Editor Mode') your view will be changed to WYSIWYG (What you see is what you get) - and you can see at a glance how your post will look when printed (you can also see this with the 'Preview' box next to the 'Send' box below your post).
To see or change your H commands are (or any other commands you have put into your post), simply click on the 'Switch Editor Mode' icon again - you can switch between the two at any time.

Syria now in Civil War


The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) says fighting in Syria is so widespread that the conflict is now in effect a civil war.


The change in status means combatants will now be officially subject to the Geneva Conventions, leaving them more exposed to war crimes prosecutions.


The Red Cross had previously regarded only the areas around Idlib, Homs and Hama as war zones.

Meanwhile, the Syrian government is disputing claims it used heavy weapons.

Activists initially described fighting on Thursday in the village of Tremseh near Hama as a massacre of dozens of civilians, but later accounts suggested most of the dead were armed rebels.

The UN accused Syrian forces of using heavy artillery, tanks and helicopters, but Damascus denied those allegations and said just two civilians had been killed.

The accusations, if proved, would mean Damascus had broken an agreement it made with envoy Kofi Annan.

Later on Sunday, video footage emerged purporting to show heavy fighting in southern Damascus.

Activists claimed the fighting was the most intense seen in the capital since the start of anti-government protests in March last year.

They said tanks and mortars were used, and in some areas residents were fleeing.

There has been no independent confirmation of their claims.

UN deadline


UN observers arrived in Tremseh as villagers claimed military forces had carried out indiscriminate attacks
The International Committee of the Red Cross, which oversees the Geneva Conventions, said fighting had now spread beyond the three hotspots of Idlib, Homs and Hama.

If any of this is unclear, please don't hesitate to ask.  Likewise, with anything else on the editing bar that you don't understand.  It's a good idea to experiment with all the different icons in the editing bar, as there are so many options available in there which we don't use.

I will enable the 'Draft' facility in posts, so that you will be able to experiment with your posts as much as you like - and before pressing that 'Send' button - by clicking on the 'Draft' box, you will be able to save your posts into your own Draft list - to experiment with and send at a further date if you wish.
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Draft

Post by Kitkat on Fri 29 Aug 2014, 15:27

The Draft option has now been set up on the forum.

Not too sure how it works?  ....  Experiment, and you will find out!  rabbit ... (That's what I had to do) cat

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