Questions tagged [formatting]

Formatting is the process by which content is stylized and laid out for improved user experience.

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How can I underline a text on ELL?

How can I underline a text on ELL? I'm trying to underline some words in a question on ELL but I fail to manage it. My browser is Google.
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Formatting Sandbox โ€“ Please test stuff here

What the title says. Use this for testing stuff and gosh I can't believe we didn't have this till now.
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In the future, can questions and answers support the <iframe> HTML tag?

Stack Exchange supports a little bit of HTML. For example, we can use <kbd> tags <kbd>Example</kbd> Example Example CAT FACE :3 I was wondering if the English Language ...
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Suggestion: Markup for an incorrect example

Can we have markup for example sentences, as distinct from actual quotes? And markup to distinguish a correct example from an incorrect one? (Strikethrough is a poor substitute.)
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Attribution: the good and the bad

Recently, there have been a series of posts when a user's comment has been transformed into an answer or long excerpts have been quoted from various English websites. First of all, just to be clear, ...
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Is it just me or does this word [𝗹𝗶𝗸𝗲𝗹𝘆] look odd to you too?

On my computer the word "๐—น๐—ถ๐—ธ๐—ฒ๐—น๐˜†" in this question looks as though it is boldfaced but in fact it appears to come pre-formatted. Does it look boldfaced to you too? It actually is non-formatted. ...
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Should backticks be used or quotation marks while formatting?

I had a suggested edit on one of my posts, that suggested changing the back-tick formatting to simple quotes. I am unsure of what to do in this case. So I figured it would be wise to ask this here. ...
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What is the use for code formatting? [duplicate]

So in the tool bar (thatโ€™s what I like to call it), the bar that appears when you edit/ask a question or answer: (sorry for my terrible handwriting) So after thinking about it I canโ€™t see any use for ...
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An Editing Manual

UNDER CONSTRUCTION I noticed (or re-noticed, studies say people's attention span on the internet decreases by . . . Oh I love that GIF, it never gets old) that we have an Editor's Lounge. Nice. There ...
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Memorandum of Formatting

Inspired by this question, I would like to find a comprehensive list of formatting elements recommended for use when asking and answering here. In fact, I would like to have two lists: For each ...
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Guide to formatting ELL answers -- best practices?

Is there a place on ELL or ELL-Meta that conveys best practices on formatting answers, specifically in the context of conveying English language information? For example: presenting language examples ...
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What is a preformatted text for?

I cannot understand what those brackets above for. When I click it, "enter preformatted text" comes up. What is it for?