How To Format Messages in This Discussion Forum


#1

Formatting messages in this new forum (discourse) is different from previous system, and many members are not aware of it.

For quick reference, I have posted below a list of formatting methods.

Suggested further reading:

1. Markdown Code Reference

2. Markdown 10 minutes interactive tutorial

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Markdown Code-1
Markdown Code-2

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Some more formatting tips…

TYPE LIKE THIS OR LIKE THIS TO GET THIS
~~strike through~~ <s>strikethrough</s> strike through
[u]underline[/u] - underline
[u]**bold and underline**[/u] [u][b]bold and underline[/b][/u] bold and underline

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#2

For proper formatting of code:

3 backticks ``` above the code,

AND

3 backticks ``` below the code

are required as shown in last item of above list.

The backtick (grave-accent) key is left of number 1 key on US keyboard, as shown in image below.

backtick_key_us_keyboard


Where is the configuration file for version 3.5.3
#3

Markdown Table Syntax

  1. Markdown does NOT allow putting multi-line text in a cell.
  2. It also does NOT allow row or cell merging (colSpan & rowSpan of html table).
  3. The first row is always the header followed by an extra line with dashes
    "|-------|------|-------|"

HOW TO TYPE

| Itm   | DESCRIPTION        | AMOUNT   |
|----------|---------------|---------|
| 1 | Ras Pi 3  | $45.00 |
| 2  |DC Power adaptor 5V   | $10.00 |
| 3 | Flightaware Pro Stick | $21.00 |
| 4 | Flightaware Filter| $15.00 |
| 5 | Flightaware 26" Antenna| $45.00 |

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HOW IT WILL APPEAR AFTER POSTING

Itm DESCRIPTION AMOUNT
1 Ras Pi 3 $45.00
2 DC Power adaptor 5V $10.00
3 Flightaware Pro Stick $21.00
4 Flightaware Filter $15.00
5 Flightaware 26" Antenna $45.00

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Text Alignment

Alignment of text in Individual cells is NOT available
Alignment of text in columns is possible.

Below the first row (header) is an extra line with dashes “|----|”.
Putting colons “:” at both right & left forces column alignment to center “|:----:|”.
Putting colon “:” at left forces column alignment to left “|:----|”.
Putting colon “:” at right forces column alignment to left “|----:|”.

HOW TO TYPE

| Itm   | DESCRIPTION        | AMOUNT   |
|:----------:|:---------------|---------:|
| centered | Left-aligned  | Right-aligned |
| 1 | Ras Pi 3  | $45.00 |
| 2  |DC Power adaptor 5V   | $10.00 |
| 3 | Flightaware Pro Stick | $21.00 |
| 4 | Flightaware Filter| $15.00 |
| 5 | Flightaware 26" Antenna| $45.00 |

HOW IT WILL APPEAR AFTER POSTING

Itm DESCRIPTION AMOUNT
centered Left-aligned Right-aligned
1 Ras Pi 3 $45.00
2 DC Power adaptor 5V $10.00
3 Flightaware Pro Stick $21.00
4 Flightaware Filter $15.00
5 Flightaware 26" Antenna $45.00

#4

Using HTML

How to Type

<dl>
<dt><b>TITLE - List of Hardware</b></dt>
<dd>Ras Pi 3</dd>
<dd>DC Power adaptor 5V</dd>
<dd>microSD card, Class 10, 8Gb</dd>
<dd>Flightaware Pro Stick</dd>
<dd>Flightaware Filter</dd>
<dd>Flightaware 26" Antenna</dd>
<dd>LMR240 coax 30 ft N-male , SMA-male</dd>
</dl>

How it Will Appear After Posting

TITLE - List of Hardware
Ras Pi 3
DC Power adaptor 5V
microSD card, Class 10, 8Gb
Flightaware Pro Stick
Flightaware Filter
Flightaware 26" Antenna
LMR240 coax 30 ft N-male , SMA-male

#5

Very helpful thread!
Deserves to be sticky.


#6

#7

Is there any way to change the layout of the display window for replies? I haven’t yet found a way.

I do find it awkward having 3 views available in the current window, the original message, the reply and the preview. If one has quoted some text or code it is quite awkward to proofread the message for errors.

Geffers