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Old 08-20-2019, 10:03 AM
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How do you do a strikethrough?


Copying and pasting strikedthrough text seems to have it come out in the Calabri font. There's no button available to strikethrough text. Is there a text flag that allows people to strikethrough words?
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Old 08-20-2019, 10:11 AM
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[ del] word [ /del] (without the extra space)
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Old 08-20-2019, 10:13 AM
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Copying and pasting strikedthrough text seems to have it come out in the Calabri font. There's no button available to strikethrough text. Is there a text flag that allows people to strikethrough words?
Protip, if you hit the quote button, you can see the code. Try it, quote my post. You don't have to actually post anything, just hit the quote button.

YMMV, depending on certain settings, but it usually works.
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Old 08-20-2019, 10:23 AM
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The BB code link in the posting rules infobox on the bottom left corner of the page will also take you to a listing of all the tags supported in this version of vbulletin, though I know img and attach have specifically been disabled.
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Thanks. Thank you.

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Old 08-20-2019, 03:53 PM
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We won't get into advanced tricks.

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Old 08-20-2019, 07:25 PM
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Or you can get the SDMB S Button Adder TamperMonkey script that BigT created a while back. It adds strikethrough, sub and superscript, and spoiler buttons to the editing bar. That and his SDMB Old Smileys scripts are favorites of mine.

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Old 08-20-2019, 07:27 PM
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YEAH, THERE ARE A COUPLE OF TRlCKS THAT LET YOU POST IN ALL CAPS.
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Old 08-20-2019, 07:50 PM
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Tell us more about these trLcks, cochrane.

And I'm amazed that cmc's trick works.
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Old 08-20-2019, 07:55 PM
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Mangetout's trick(s).
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Old 08-22-2019, 06:22 PM
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OK, another dumb question. Is there any way to insert multiple spaces (or a TAB character) into a post? If I put in multiple spaces, it looks like all extraneous spaces are deleted when I post.

Using the indent function forces the succeeding text to the next line, as does the center function.

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Old 08-22-2019, 06:44 PM
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Hey, the spoiler and strikethrough are on the regular editing box, too! But not when editing your post.
Yeah, I never quite worked out how to add it there. I'd have to create the buttons only when the edit box appears, and I couldn't find a trigger that properly detects the existence of the edit box. .

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Old 08-22-2019, 06:53 PM
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OK, another dumb question. Is there any way to insert multiple spaces (or a TAB character) into a post? If I put in multiple spaces, it looks like all extraneous spaces are deleted when I post.

Using the indent function forces the succeeding text to the next line, as does the center function.

TIA
Yes, using nonbreaking spaces. However, it's rather finicky.

What you have to do is type &#​160; for every additional space you would like to include. This is fairly standard. However, what's finicky is that, if you preview and then submit, the non-breaking space will be removed.

Instead, you must submit the original page before you previewed.
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Yes, using nonbreaking spaces. However, it's rather finicky.

What you have to do is type &#​160; for every additional space you would like to include. This is fairly standard. However, what's finicky is that, if you preview and then submit, the non-breaking space will be removed.

Instead, you must submit the original page before you previewed.
Thanks, BigT. I'll give it a try, although it looks like it might be more trouble than what it's worth.

Any way to insert a TAB?
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Old 08-22-2019, 08:08 PM
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Okay, now how about flashing text, and text that scrolls from one side to another. It would also be nice to have text that "runs away" from the cursor, scattering all over the screen. These will all be useful in clarifying discourse.
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Old 08-22-2019, 08:14 PM
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Okay, now how about flashing text, and text that scrolls from one side to another. It would also be nice to have text that "runs away" from the cursor, scattering all over the screen. These will all be useful in clarifying discourse.
I would like a sarcasm font where all of the closed letter forms wink at you.
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Old 08-22-2019, 08:57 PM
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[noparse][/noparse] tags are useful.

If I type [noparse][b]bold[/b][/noparse], then I can show someone how to bold so that it shows up as [b]bold[/b] without the "remove the spaces" remark.

Of course, the above is done with nested noparse tags.
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Old 08-22-2019, 09:30 PM
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[noparse][/noparse] tags are useful.

If I type [noparse][b]bold[/b][/noparse], then I can show someone how to bold so that it shows up as [b]bold[/b] without the "remove the spaces" remark.

Of course, the above is done with nested noparse tags.
I cannot read your post without repeatedly seeing "arse".


mmm
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Old 09-10-2019, 04:12 AM
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[noparse][/noparse] tags are useful.

If I type [noparse][b]bold[/b][/noparse], then I can show someone how to bold so that it shows up as [b]bold[/b] without the "remove the spaces" remark.

Of course, the above is done with nested noparse tags.


Cool, so thatís like ..........................................
(over here!) right justify

is [right](over here!) right justify[/right],



... and ............................
(over here now) center justify

is [center](over here now) center justify[/center]
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Old 09-10-2019, 05:57 AM
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Yes, using nonbreaking spaces. However, it's rather finicky.

What you have to do is type &#​160; for every additional space you would like to include. This is fairly standard. However, what's finicky is that, if you preview and then submit, the non-breaking space will be removed.
Simpler ..... is ..... to ..... insert ..... characters ..... like ., then change their color to white.

Or .... better .... yet, .... paint .... them .... LemonChiffon.
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Old 09-10-2019, 08:12 AM
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Okay, now how about flashing text
The problem is finding overcoats small enough.
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Old 09-10-2019, 01:04 PM
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{...} white {...} LemonChiffon.
While both of those obviously work, f8f8f8 is the boards real 'invisible ink'.

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Old 09-10-2019, 01:43 PM
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Old 09-10-2019, 03:29 PM
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Old 09-11-2019, 03:42 PM
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Yeah, I never quite worked out how to add it there. I'd have to create the buttons only when the edit box appears, and I couldn't find a trigger that properly detects the existence of the edit box. .
No worries. It's gettable to, one way or the other. I have it and the "old smilies" script running on any machine I use.
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