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Making text appear in bold and italics

Posted on Aug 19 2007

When you are in any module (but not the ebay module) you can really really easily make any text appear bold or in italics, or both.

It really is easy, so at first I wasn’t too sure about posting it here. But if you are new to Squidoo you may have never needed to know this method of making text bold.

So here it is!

To make a line appear in bold or italics, you have you have to use what is called HTML. Never mind what it stands for. It just means using certain tags to manipulate a page on the internet.

The tag for making something turn bold is this —> <b>

So if you wanted to make the following sentence appear bold, you first open the tag then close it to stop the bold… like this:

<b>This bit is bold, until I close the tag like this right here,</b> and this part of the sentence is no longer bold because I’ve just closed the tag.

So there you go. Really simple. And the tag to open and close for italics is <i> </i>.

So to do both, justopen both the tags, then close them both. <i><b>Like this</b></i>.

Easy or what?
Lewis 🙂

Lewis Smile

Lewis Smile is a Writer, Blogger, Web Geek, and very much a daydreamer. He helps people for a living, and works online. See the Contact Info page to say hi. Find out more about him here.

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  1. coos says:

    HTML for dummies 😉

  2. Sonia Simone says:

    The simple stuff is always worth repeating! 🙂

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