Paragraphs and line breaks
In order to start a new paragraph, simply press Enter twice. To insert a line break, press Enter once. Note that text will automatically wrap to fit the size of the screen, so line breaks like that are generally unnecessary. In most cases, you shouldn't need to hit Enter at all except for paragraph breaks.
Bold and Italics
If you want to emphasize a word or phrase, you can type it into the text box surrounded in asterisks (*),
*like this*. This will cause the text between the asterisks to be rendered in bold type. Similarly, you can also enter text between underscores (_) or slashes (/),
_like this_ /or this/, in order to render the given text in italics.
Of course, you can't post on the Web without needing to insert a link every now and then. Creating a link is as simple as typing in the URL (the address shown in your browser's toolbar at the top of the window). Auto Format mode will automatically turn all URLs into links. For example, if you were to type the following text:
the resulting comment will look like this:
This website runs weblog software from http://scoop.kuro5hin.org.
This website runs weblog software from http://scoop.kuro5hin.org.Of course, it's not always desirable to have the text of the link be the same as the target of the link. You can use brackets ('[' and ']') in order to specify both the link text and link target. For example, if you wanted the text "
This search engine" to point to
http://www.google.com/, you would type the following:
[This search engine http://www.google.com/]
Which will render like so:
will give the following result:I had these items for breakfast this morning: * Eggs * Bacon * Toast * Hot grits
I had these items for breakfast this morning:
- Hot grits