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Switch Blayde
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I was looking at the "text formatting information" on SOL. I always submit a plain text file. Imbedded in the txt file is the italics HTML tag. It's always worked.

But I just read the following under the information on HTML files:


2. HTML file must be properly wrapped in < html>< /html> tags.
3. HTML code must be complete with a < head>< /head> section containing a character encoding declaration in a meta tag.
4. HTML code must contain a < body>< /body> section.


Is it okay to use < i> instead of {_ _} in a plain text file to get italics?

Replies:   Ross at Play  REP
Ross at Play

@Switch Blayde

Is it okay to use < i> instead of {_ _} in a plain text file to get italics?

That is how I've always created them.

Replies:   Switch Blayde
Switch Blayde

@Ross at Play

That is how I've always created them.


Me too. I don't know why it says you have to have the other HTML stuff.

btw, in another thread I asked how an author had his author note before the voting area. He probably used blockquote for the comments at then end of his story.

Replies:   Crumbly Writer
Crumbly Writer

@Switch Blayde

btw, in another thread I asked how an author had his author note before the voting area. He probably used blockquote for the comments at then end of his story.

Do you recall which author? I'd like to ask him how he did it.

Switch Blayde

@Crumbly Writer

Do you recall which author?


It was in the thread about the font size being made smaller with a long URL. Lazeez wanted the link to the story. I followed it and at the end of the story he had some comments in a yellow box. I thought it was the Author Notes, but they come after the voting area. He must have surrounded the comments with "blockquote."

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REP

@Switch Blayde

I'm guessing but I suspect SOL's converter requires the HTML stuff to read and properly convert an HTML file.

I suspect that the converter also recognizes certain HTML tags in a text file and generates the correct formatting.

Replies:   Switch Blayde
Switch Blayde

@REP

I'm guessing but I suspect SOL's converter requires the HTML stuff to read and properly convert an HTML file.


Ah, I bet that's what it is. I forgot it was an .html file.

The Outsider

@Crumbly Writer

CW, if you put whatever you want to say inside {notice} {/notice} tags you get the yellow box.

Here's how I used it...

Crumbly Writer

@Switch Blayde

It was in the thread about the font size being made smaller with a long URL. Lazeez wanted the link to the story. I followed it and at the end of the story he had some comments in a yellow box. I thought it was the Author Notes, but they come after the voting area. He must have surrounded the comments with "blockquote."

The Admins have a lot more flexibility in posting than authors do.

Crumbly Writer

@The Outsider

CW, if you put whatever you want to say inside {notice} {/notice} tags you get the yellow box.

Here's how I used it...

That's handy (I'll remember it the next time I want to post a warning), but that's not what Switch Blayde was describing (the yellow box was at the end of the last chapter but before the user comments.

But that's for that SOL code. I never realized it existed before.

Switch Blayde
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@The Outsider


if you put whatever you want to say inside {notice} {/notice} tags you get the yellow box


I didn't know about that. Thanks.

Can you put the notice tag anywhere in a story or just in the beginning like your example? The story I looked at had it at the end of the story, before the voting.

It looks like {end-note} does the same thing without making the font smaller.

Geek of Ages

@Switch Blayde

Anywhere. I use it in the latest I, Newbie story to represent Slack conversations.

Switch Blayde

@Geek of Ages

Anywhere.


Thanks.

I never knew about it. Actually, I probably did and forgot. You know the affects of old age.

Switch Blayde

@Geek of Ages

Just out of curiosity, is blockquote indented on both sides? If not, why have both blockquote and end-note if they do the same thing?

Ernest Bywater

@Switch Blayde

Just out of curiosity, is blockquote indented on both sides?


yes it is, and it usually has a very different font and a vertical line beside it.

Geek of Ages

@Switch Blayde

The page describing all the formatting tags and what they do can answer your questions better than I can.

Crumbly Writer

@Switch Blayde

It looks like {end-note} does the same thing without making the font smaller.

Does {end-note}{/end-note} replace the current end-note, or does it add an additional end-note?

Lazeez Jiddan (Webmaster)
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@Crumbly Writer

replace the current end-note, or does it add an additional end-note?


It simply gives whatever you surround with it, the end note's style. All the tags described in the SOL tag section can be inserted anywhere in your text and don't have any effect on the standard, site-provided sections and their styling. You can have multiple {notice} or {end-note} tags in your text.

Switch Blayde
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@Crumbly Writer


Does {end-note}{/end-note} replace the current end-note,


You're confusing the {end-note} with the Author's Note. So did I.

The end-note is actually part of the story. The name is misleading because it doesn't have to be at the end.

I'm writing a story for SOL where I may be putting a warning in the beginning that the N-word is being used and some other warning stuff. Now that I know it exists, I'll use {notice} because it makes sense to reduce the size of the font. But if I didn't want a different font size, I'd use {end-note} even though it's in the beginning.

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