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br. *Suggestion:* When creating a new thread post or a comment, click the ++"Preview"++ button to ensure links and formatting work the way you want. When satisfied, then click the ++"Post"++ button. You can edit your thread posts to make changes, but you cannot edit your comments.


br. You can format text with HTML or Textile markup languages. Textile is simpler. Textile uses punctuation marks or short alpha-numeric commands to format text.


h2. Text Formatting

Textile and HTML markup options are provided below.


br. *bold:*

* @*bolded text*@
* @<b>bolded text</b>@
* @<strong>bolded text</strong>@


br. _italics:_

* @_italicized text_@
* @<i>italicized text</i>@
* @<em>italicized text</em>@


br. +underline:+

* @+underlined text+@
* @<u>underlined text</u>@


br. -strikethrough-

* @-strikethrough text-@
* @<del>strikethrough text</del>@
* @<strike>strikethrough text</strike>@


br. ++increase font size++

* @++bigger font++@
* @<big>bigger font</big>@


br. --decrease font size--

* @--smaller font--@
* @<small>smaller font</small>@


h2. Links

Raw URLs are automatically converted to clickable links.

Example: @http://downtowntoledo.org@
Produces: http://downtowntoledo.org


br. To create a link with your own supplied text, do one of the following:

Textile markup: surround link text with double quotes, then use colon punctuation mark after second double quote, followed by the URL.

Example: @"Food for Thought":http://feedtoledo.org@
Produces: "Food for Thought":http://feedtoledo.org

br. HTML markup:

Example: @<a href="http://duckduckgo.com">DuckDuckGo Search Engine</a>@
Produces: <a href="http://duckduckgo.com">DuckDuckGo Search Engine</a>


h2. Images

To embed an image, do one of the following:

Textile markup: surround *URL to image* with exclamation points.

Example:
@!http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1258/752540268_5939424ca4_m.jpg!@

Produces:
!http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1258/752540268_5939424ca4_m.jpg!


br. The HTML markup for the same image would be:
@<img src="http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1258/752540268_5939424ca4_m.jpg">@

*Note:* the URL for the image will probably end with a *.jpg,* *.gif,* or *.png.*



h2. Embedding Videos

A part of the URL that points to the video is placed after the appropriate Toledo Talk command.


h3. YouTube

Example video:
The Fibonacci in Lateralus
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wS7CZIJVxFY

Toledo Talk markup to embed the above video:
youtube &#61; wS7CZIJVxFY

Produces:
youtube = wS7CZIJVxFY


h3. Kickstarter

Example video:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/lanceroper/actual-coffee-a-toledo-coffee-roaster

Toledo Talk markup to embed the above video:
kickstarter &#61; projects/lanceroper/actual-coffee-a-toledo-coffee-roaster/widget/video.html

Produces:
kickstarter = projects/lanceroper/actual-coffee-a-toledo-coffee-roaster/widget/video.html


h3. Vimeo

Example video:
Over the Rainbow - Israel "IZ" Kamakawiwo'ole
http://vimeo.com/8578344

Toledo Talk markup to embed the above video:
vimeo &#61; 8578344

Produces:
vimeo = 8578344


h3. Facebook

Example video from the Metroparks of the Toledo Facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10152082303963043&set=vb.89601233042&type=3&theater

Toledo Talk markup to embed the above video:
facebook &#61; video/embed?video_id=10152082303963043

Produces:
facebook=video/embed?video_id=10152082303963043


h2. Blockquotes

To indent a block of text, do the one of the following:

Textile example:

@bq. This block of text will be indented. This Textile command only works for one paragraph at a time. If you want to indent multiple, consecutive paragraphs, then put the bq. command at the start of each paragraph. At least one space must follow the bq. command.@

Produces:

bq. This block of text will be indented. This Textile command only works for one paragraph at a time. If you want to indent multiple, consecutive paragraphs, then put the bq. command at the start of each paragraph. At least one space must follow the bq. command.


br. HTML example:

@<blockquote>@
@You can surround one or multiple paragraphs with this HTML tag.@

@Here's another paragraph.@

@And a third paragraph.@
@</blockquote>@


Produces:

<blockquote>
You can surround one or multiple paragraphs with this HTML tag.

Here's another paragraph.

And a third paragraph.
</blockquote>


h2. Bullet Point List

Start a new line with an asterisk, followed by at least one space, then your list item.

Example:

bc. * line item one
* line item two
* line item three

Produces:

* line item one
* line item two
* line item three


br. You can also nest list items.

Example:

bc. * line item one
* line item two
** line item two-A
** line item two-B
*** line item two-B-1
** line item two-C
* line item three

Produces:

* line item one
* line item two
** line item two-A
** line item two-B
*** line item two-B-1
** line item two-C
* line item three



h2. Numbered List

Start a new line with a pound sign, followed by at least one space, then your numbered list item.

Example:

bc. # Seattle Seahawks
# Denver Broncos
# San Francisco 49ers
# New England Patriots
# Detroit Lions
# Cleveland Browns

Produces:

# Seattle Seahawks
# Denver Broncos
# San Francisco 49ers
# New England Patriots
# Detroit Lions
# Cleveland Browns


h2. Headers

Start these commands at the beginning of a line with at least one space between the command and the heading text.

The font size decreases as the heading number type increases.

Example code followed by what's produced:

@h1. Heading one line@

@h2. Heading two line@

@h3. Heading three line@

@h4. Heading four line@

h1. Heading one line

h2. Heading two line

h3. Heading three line

h4. Heading four line


h2. Additional Formatting Commands

To highlight or quote text from another source, surround it with the opening and closing 'q' tags: *q.* and *q..* Both must start at the beginning of the line.

Example:

q.
Here is some text being quoted from another article. Instead of using italics or double quotes, leave the text as is but surround it with the open and closing 'q' tags. This highlighted text will be indented a little and will have a light blue background.
q..

Produces:

q.
Here is some text being quoted from another article. Instead of using italics or double quotes, leave the text as is but surround it with the open and closing 'q' tags. This highlighted text will be indented a little and will have a light blue background.
q..


br. *br.* To add a blank line, start this command at the beginning of the line. It can precede text separated by at least one space, or it can be on its own line. To add consecutive blank lines, use the command that many times, each time on its own line.


br. *hr.* Will add a horizontal rule or a long thin line that stretches across the page. Command must start at the beginning of a line.

Example:

@hr.@

Produces:

hr.



br.

+Etc.+

* "Lengthy Toledo Talk Help page description":http://toledotalk.com/cgi-bin/tt.pl/article/11/Lewiki_Help
* "Textile Help Page":http://toledotalk.com/cgi-bin/tt.pl/article/37/Textile - --(Textile is the formatting markup used at TT.)--
* "Textile Quick Reference":http://toledotalk.com/cgi-bin/tt.pl/article/63/Textile_quick_reference
* "Sanbox":http://toledotalk.com/cgi-bin/tt.pl/article/69/Lewiki_Sandbox - --(used to play around with formatting commands)--


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