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Smilies & Other Basic Text Formats in Proz.com Forums: Quick Reference Guide

By ICL | Published  05/30/2007 | Other | Recommendation:
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Quicklink: http://pol.proz.com/doc/1244
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A lot of Proz.com participants choose to be active in the Proz.com forums, for various reasons, as the following quick poll indicates, http://www.proz.com/topic/74188.

As a complement to the existing general HTML code guide written by Gianfranco, ( http://www.proz.com/home/12340/HTML_Tips3.htm ), I thought it could be just as useful to create a "quick reference guide" about how to add certain special text formats or the so-called "emoticons" (such as the popular "smilies") when posting texts in the Proz.com forums, for those interested in adding more "visual feeling" to their written words.

I avoided any "complicated" HTML code explanations, so I just turned the quick reference guide into a simple table. I have only included the very basic ones that may come in handy when posting a message in the forums. For the more sophisticated ones, it's best to check the previously mentioned Gianfranco's tutorial.

Thanks to staff Prozians Enrique, Patrick Dotterer and especially Gastón, for their help when I proposed writing this quick reference guide.

Enjoy,

Ivette


To include this
in your text
Type this sequence of characters
(exactly as shown)


(very happy smiley)
:D

:-D

:grin:

(any of these 3 options
will work individually)


(happy smiley)
:)

:-)

:smile:

(any of these 3 options
will work individually)


(sad smiley)
:(

:-(

:sad:

(any of these 3 options
will work individually)


(surprised smiley)
:o

:-o

:eek:

(any of these 3 options
will work individually)


(confused smiley)
:-?

:-?

:???:

(any of these 3 options
will work individually)


(cool smiley)
8-)

:cool:

(any of these 2 options
will work individually)


(mad smiley)
:x

:-x

:mad:

(any of these 3 options
will work individually)


(razz smiley)
:P

:-P

:razz:

(any of these 3 options
will work individually)


(wink smiley)
;)

;-)

:wink:

(any of these 3 options
will work individually)


(embarrassed smiley)
:oops:


(crying/very sad smiley)
:cry:


(evil/very mad smiley)
:evil:


(rolling eye smiley)
:roll:
A link to a webpage

For example, a link to the main page of Proz.com
http://www.proz.com

You don't have to type it in red, just type it as shown. If you include the link within the text, it is best to add an initial space before and after the actual link (to avoid the characters before and after the link becoming part of the link, which might affect the access to the web page).
For example:


I went to the Proz.com main page at http://www.proz.com , and read that....

If you want to include the link as a name of the webpage, then you should write:

I went to the <a href="http://www.proz.com">Proz.com page</a> and read that...

Where <a href="http://www.proz.com"> and </a> are the beginning/ending HTML code tags that enclose the actual link address (which you should type exactly as shown in red) and "Proz.com page" is the name of the link page.
Text in bold (darker) characters

For example, Proz.com
<b>Proz.com</b>

You don't have to type the initial <b> and ending </b> tags in red, just type them as shown. These "b" HTML code tags enclose the text in bold.
Text in italics (lighter/inclined) characters

For example, Proz.com
<i>Proz.com</i>

You don't have to type the initial <i> and ending </i> tags in red, just type them as shown. These "i" HTML code tags enclose the text in italics.
An image.

For example,


[img]http://www.proz.com/images/proz_logo_v4.gif[/img]

You have to type everything as shown, with no blank space before/after the enclosing [img] and [/img] tags. Like in the previous explanation about links, in this case, http://www.proz.com/images/proz_logo_v4.gif corresponds to the web page address where the image is hosted, so make sure you get this information correctly.
A text quoted from another forum poster (which appears with a white background).

For example,

Suppose this is a quote of what someone said.
[quote]Suppose this is a quote of what someone said.[/quote]

You have to type everything as shown, though in this case you can have extra blank spaces before/after the enclosing [quote] and [/quote] tags, to accomodate the text as you wish.

But in the forum area you also have a button (called "Reply with quote"), located on the lower right corner of each message posted, that produces the same result, though adding the following line in front of the quote: "Person's name wrote:"


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