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Text Formatting on SuperCheats - BBCode
Text formatting on SuperCheats is controlled by a slim version of BB Code which allows to to make text bold, italic or underline. Plus select fonts and colors.
You can find a guide to using BBCode on this site below, it is written by Darkboarder_77
BBCode is a special type of computer language coding that is used to adjust the form, font, color, size, ect. of words. It is very easy to learn, and with a little practice, you can use it quickly and effectively.
Basic BBCode- Italics, Bold, Underline
The simplest commands of BBCode are used quite often- the commands of italics, bold print, and underlining.
When using BBCode, you will want to remember to use what are called brackets. Brackets are wrapped around the BBCode command to seal the command so as not to confuse the computer with what you are trying to do. These are brackets:
Now, let's say you want to italicise your words. You will want to start off with the command that cooresponds with the order of italics.
Now, insert the text you wish to italicise. Be sure not to space between the BBCode command and the text you are inserting.
Now for the finishing command. When you finish a command, you will have to add a / before the letter command. Again, do not space between the text and the BBCode command.
As seen, the command has been followed and your order has been put through. Now, if you want to make a word bold, follow the same rule, but with the bold command icon.
The same rule is followed with underlining:
Once you have nailed these basic commands, then you will find it easier to emphasize your words, instead of using ALL CAPS. It really makes things easy! You can also use this to reform full sentences:
[i]Hello, my name is John Smith.[/i]
You can also combine commands:
[i][b][u]Hello, my name is John Smith.[/u][/b][/i]
Hello, my name is John Smith.
Changing Font Size
Changing the size of your words is good for heading certain areas of drafts, like you see above. It is there to make what you say more noticeable... or less noticeable, depeanding on whether you make it smaller or larger.
Learning this is as easy as the first lesson, though requiring a little more command in command content inside the brackets.
Now, the command for changing font size is as follows:
The x's are going to be replaced by a number that represents the font size. The number representing the size of font will vary from place to place, so the size indication of 1 may be very small on one message board, while on another it could be the default size of font used. The size font resulting in a number command on the SuperCheats message boards will be different from what is shown in this lesson.
Now, for the lesson:
Choose the number to replace the x's that you desire. Let's try 1.
Now insert your text.
The finishing command is what you would expect, without the '=1':
Cool, huh? And now, let's say you want to make it bigger. Let's try 3 now.
...and from there, the font just gets bigger and bigger. Now let's try size 7!
Like I said at the beginning of this lesson, you can use this technique to make headers. Example:
Welcome to the SuperCheats Message Board!
Please read the Forum Rules before posting on our Message Board. Thank you!
...and there you have it. You can combine this command with other commands as well:
Changing Font Color
Do you want to type in pretty rainbow coloring, or stress a warning signal with red? Well, this lesson is just as easy as the last one, so you don't need to worry about memorization. If you can remember what to do in changing font size, then this will be easy!
The command to change font color is as follows:
The x will be replaced with the color that you wish to make your font. Let's say that you want to make your words red. This is what you do:
Now insert your text:
...And the way you finish it would be [/color]. So now, that is how you will end it:
Cool, huh? Now, let's say you want to make your text blue.
You can do this with several other colors, such as indigo, purple, darkgreen, silver... When you are trying to do something like dark green, you have to combine the words dark and green:
You can also color each individual letter with a different color, although this maneuver will take slightly more time. You also must remember to never space between anything when doing this, unless you are spacing between words or from a comma or another punctuation mark.
Is there a certain font that you like better than the sometimes blah Arial? Well, BBCode can change the font of your words, too! And it works just like the commands of changing colors or sizes of fonts.
The command for changing fonts is as follows:
Again, the x represents the font you want to change the current font to. To do this, though, you must know what the name of the font is that you want to use, though.
Let's say you like Courier. Here is what you do:
Again, you end with the [/FONT] without the = and 'courier'.
And your result should be:
The format of inputting the commands is just as easy as with the size and color commands, requiring the [color=x] or [SIZE=x], and so on.
Say you like Comic Sans MS. It is just as you would expect, but there is a catch. You have to lowercase everything (except the word 'FONT'), like usual, but as with multiple word commands, you have to leave no spaces.
And your result...Hello!
So, now that you have learned how to make use of the command of changing fonts with BBCode, don't forget that you can combine this with other BBCode commands:
Super Cheats also has text alignment code, just use any of the following tags to align your line of text to the left, center or right as follows:
Here are some examples:
[left]align this text to the left[/left]
[center]align this text to the left[/center]
[right]align this text to the left[/right]
Anyway, have fun with it, use it to your content, and I hope you learned something out of this guide! Just don't abuse it...