Italic text sometimes works and sometimes not.

e6filmusere6filmuser e6filmuserPosts: 2,598Registered Users Major grins
edited May 27, 2019 in Dgrin Forum Support

In Holy Macro, the sometimes highlighting a word and clicking the Italic button puts the text into italics, sometimes it does not

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  • David_S85David_S85 Spotter of Dgrin Spam and Oddities ChicagolandPosts: 12,372Administrators moderator
    edited May 27, 2019

    Were you manually typing an i with brackets in front of and behind the text you wanted to italicize? The proper form here is the underscore before and after. The editor places the _ there when you highlight the text and then click the i in the editor above the text box.

    I just edited one of your threads and it works.
    https://dgrin.com/discussion/265079/patchwork-leaf-cutter-bee-with-leaf-clipping#latest

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  • e6filmusere6filmuser e6filmuser Posts: 2,598Registered Users Major grins

    "The editor places the _ there when you highlight the text and then click the i in the editor above the text box". It does that but shows the _ either side of the word and no italics.

    I am dong no different from previous discussions but some of them took several attempts.

    I am not typing in.

  • e6filmusere6filmuser e6filmuser Posts: 2,598Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 27, 2019

    I just did exactly what I did earlier this morning (several attempts) and got italics first time.

    Could there be a difference between reaching the forum via a reply alert and going via my desktop shortcut?

  • RichardRichard Mildly bemused Madrid, SpainPosts: 18,933Administrators, Vanilla Admin moderator
    edited May 27, 2019

    @e6filmuser said:
    Could there be a difference between reaching the forum via a reply alert and going via my desktop shortcut?

    I doubt it.
    Playing around, I noticed that if a leading or trailing space is included in the highlight, the formatting fails. Double clicking on a word seems to include a trailing space if there is one, while single clicking and _dragging _can give you just the word. If I am right, the word include in the previous sentence should be italic, while dragging will not.
    Yep, even though I used the button in the second case, it is showing the literal text, not doing the formatting. Now I used double click to get the second highlight, which gave a result I hadn't seen before. Note that it is easy to include a space without realizing it when you click and drag to highlight. In this case, it doesn't show the underscores, but the formatting simply fails. I suspect this might be the source of your problem.

  • e6filmusere6filmuser e6filmuser Posts: 2,598Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 27, 2019

    Thanks.

    It's the same issue as posting image addresses in another forum. There, a space before the [/img] shows the typing not the image.

    Harold

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