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Feb 20th, 2009, 09:46 PM
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CR - I can't get colors either.
FWIW, b for bold, i for italics, u for underline.
Another shot at tis while I'm here-
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Feb 20th, 2009, 10:40 PM
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What?? No colour? Ohmigosh. I'll have to post this to preview this. It really is a slow night... I should be doing taxes.
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Feb 20th, 2009, 10:41 PM
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Geez, you are right, Tom No colours!! Wait, no Lynn got those letters in yellow somehow. I'm trying again.

What? No colours?
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Feb 20th, 2009, 10:47 PM
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Aha! It worked. You have to spell the colour out, I remember now.

This no preview thing is going to make all of the # of posts jump, that's for sure.

And hey, while I'm at (sorry safarimama, don't mean to hijack your thread!) I stayed up way too late the other night reading people's profiles, even though there wasn't many to read yet - c'mon guys I want to read some more!

The question I have on all this though is WHAT does the little balloon beside 'submit' say on the submit button? The writing is really tiny and it's yellow and I'm over 50 & can't read it even with glasses. Or, there's two balloons on the Add a reply button - what do they say?
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Feb 20th, 2009, 11:03 PM
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LS - you've missed nothing, I enlarged them 10 times. Just lines, representing text I suppose. You may sleep well tonight

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ps - did that 10 print red?
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Feb 21st, 2009, 07:53 AM
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Trying again for colour!
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Feb 21st, 2009, 07:54 AM
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Got it! Thanks Lynda!
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Feb 21st, 2009, 03:28 PM
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Here's the smiley legend http://www.fodors.com/community/smileys/
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Feb 21st, 2009, 03:43 PM
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Here's list of the 16 colors you can specify by name - aqua, black, blue, fuchsia, gray, green, lime, maroon, navy, olive, purple, red, silver, teal, white, and yellow.

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Feb 21st, 2009, 05:24 PM
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Still clueless about my original topic, but this sure has been fun; I don't mind a bit.
red B >:#$%<< let's if this works????
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Feb 21st, 2009, 09:50 PM
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Sorry - have to try the lime!
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Feb 21st, 2009, 09:51 PM
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Thanks Tom! I am going to have fun with this! Robin
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Feb 21st, 2009, 10:41 PM
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JUST GREAT! The one thing we don't need on the forums, colored text, works!!!

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Feb 22nd, 2009, 08:03 AM
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Isn't that always the way!
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Feb 22nd, 2009, 08:59 AM
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safarimama, you have to open & close the font, or the underline etc with brackets; while with colours you just have to 'change' it to something else - for example as orange is not a colour listed, I can use that as an example so that you can see what needs to go where:
your orange sentence would be here this part would come out black this part coms out red, but you can't see my 'less than bracket' - red - 'greater than bracket'

For the underlining etc this is the one that you have to turn on with <>, and then turn off with a / backslash in between the <> at the end.

for example, if italics was really spelled 'eyetalics' (I can't use the real way of spelling it because then the 'formula' would become hidden) you would do the following:
your sentence will be in eyetalics the rest of this would be normal this is me using an i for real italics and then turning it off and underlining by using a u.

Once I submit I will see if I did everything right....
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Feb 22nd, 2009, 09:03 AM
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Well, looks like I didn't turn off the red, and Tom, orange is a colour that works! Okay so you can't see what I did for the colour, here goes I will use pretend colours of burple and blacke and reddish.

if the colour burple existed this part would be burple this part would come out blacke and this part would come out reddish.
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Feb 22nd, 2009, 09:56 AM
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yeah, right

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Feb 22nd, 2009, 12:34 PM
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I take no responsibility for Tom

My kids say that we, here on Fodors, have way too much time on our hands...
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Feb 22nd, 2009, 01:55 PM
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Wow Mom, purple AND italics, very impressive!!! (NOT)

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Feb 22nd, 2009, 02:08 PM
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ahem - and bold
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