Questions tagged [formatting]

Formatting could mean the form and layout of any text or any other type of document. Formatting could also imply the preparation of storage media for accepting data. This would mean Formatting is the synonym of Formatting.

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How to use keyboard 'icon' in markdown?

Guys, I was looking in a question when I found a different way to markup keyboard (combination of keys) to express commands. I cant found a previously answer about Markdown (except this, but not ...
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Formatting a comment

Is it possible to format a comment, as in, include blockqoute like properties? I've noticed that the help mentions that 'code' can be used for code, but it doesn't seem to make a difference. Either ...
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How do I add images to posts?

How do I add images to a question, answer or comment. When I press Images on the top panel it says something like "Images are exactly like links..." and suggests adding the link to the image. But what ...
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Formatting, backticks and editing

This was a concern raised in UL some time ago, but recently I've seen several cases where I've changed the use of backticks, I will ripoff strugee post from UL: I've noticed that a lot of new users ...
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How to find posts with html tags like <code>

I keep finding things with the <code> tag or the <pre> tag instead of four spaces or inline code formatting. I want to find these and fix them, replacing them with the better code ...
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Unexpected formatting with code in list

I posted a answer and below some list items the code content turned to other format different from what I was expecting. I tried to indent either by code button or manually but didn't work. Is It a UI ...
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How to properly add code in comment

How can I properly add a line of code in a comment like this test test I like it more grey than test test if that is possible. Or if there is another way to define code in a comment to make it ...
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Code formatting: backticks or four spaces?

Code segments can be formatted by either starting the line with four spaces or by enclosing the code in backticks. What is the reason for using one over the other? The reason I ask is that my ...
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how to add keys symbol & and software center package link in askUbuntu answer?

I know this very dumb question in Ask Ubuntu. I want to know how in this link the key symbols are attached in question and in this link (in answer section 2 question) how Ubuntu software center open ...
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What is the correct way to format search terms, button names, etc.?

What is the correct way to format terms which should be searched for or button names? Example: Search for "Settings" Click on the "System Settings" button Should an inline code span be used, "...
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Using <pre> tags vs 4 space indentation

Which should be used to format a block of text in code (monospace font). I personally believe that manually indenting each line of long console output or a log file can be very slow and repetitive, so ...
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What HTML and/or Markdown code is allowed in comments?

What HTML and/or Markdown code is allowed in comments?
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Presentation of code should include explanation in a separate comment section

This is just an idea and I would like to see what the feedback is. The problem Starting Linux I've found myself many times looking through example code on this site and finding out what it actually ...
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Proper use of Bold and Italic text in posts?

I would like to make this post to specify "proper" methods of bolding/italicizing text in questions and answers to keep the site clean and easy-to-read. Partially based off of my other question on ...
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