After sharing this infographic on Facebook, we had a couple of emails asking how to they make the formatting changes of bold, italics, and strike through. They saw the inforgraphic but couldn’t understand it.
Where infographics are relatively new, it makes sense that not everyone is accustomed to reading them. So after sending a few messages with the translation, we decided to post it here.
Below is the infographic created by Simon Heyes
To make words BOLD:
When you know which words you’d like to have in bold font type in and asterisk *just before the words you want bold and another asterisk after the last letter of the word you want to have in bold.
example: When you want *BOLD WORDS* use the asterisk.
To make words italic
When you know which words you’d like to have in italic, type in an underscore _ just before the words you want italicized, and another underscore after the last letter of the word you want to have italicized.
example: When you want _italic words_ use the underscores.
To use a strike through
Some people like to use a strike through, if you’re one who wants to then use a dash – before the word and a dash after the last letter of the word.
example Watch your spaces if you want -strikethourgh- to draw a line through the word
Be careful not to include a space between the symbol and the letter that you’re styling.
You will need a space between the symbol and the next plain word in your sentence.
Not to worry, you’ll be able to tell immediately if it worked or not.
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