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You all have probably wondered at some point how I do all this formatted text. Well, it actually has to do with HTML code, but the more basic (usually) elements. Here is how you do each (replace all "*" with "" (nothing)).



Helpful:

Bold:
<*b*>Bold text<*/b*>
or
<*strong*>Bold text<*/strong*>

Italic:
<*i*>Italic text<*/i*>

Underlined:
<*u*>Underlined text<*/u*>

Superscript:
<*sup*>Superscript text<*/sup*>

Subscript:
<*sub*>Subscript text<*/sub*>

Strikethrough
<*strike*>Strikethrough text<*/strike*> or
<*del*>Strikethrough text<*/del*>

<a href="shadowkirby47.deviantart.com/j…>Hyperlinks:
<*a*href="URL goes here">Hyperlink<*/a*>

:new:
Description List
An element that can be used for organizing and indentation.
Recommended method:
<*dl*>
<*dt*>Description title<*/dt*>
<*dd*>Indented text<*/dd*>
<*/dl*>

Other method (with possible format errors):
<*dl*>
<*dt*>Description title
<*dd*>Indented text
<*/dl*>




Somewhat Unhelpful:

Quotation offset

<*blockquote*> Quote text<*/blockquote*>

"Abbreviation"
<*abbr*>Text<*/abbr*>

Horizontal Line

<*hr /*>





If you want to know anything else or if something was unclear, please leave a comment about your question.

:new: :note: VERSION 3.2 UPDATE: In case you are confused, the numbering system is set up like this: [Major Update Number].[Format/Organization Update Number]
Also, because I'm always busy, updating this will be split up into many different versions.

:note: VERSION 2.1 UPDATE: I had to re-organize everything so it would look cleaner.

:note: VERSION 2 UPDATE: I apologize for it being so messy now, but I added four new formatting techniques, and two of them can actually be useful!
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:icondrawmachine030:
DrawMachine030 Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
works?
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:icondrawmachine030:
DrawMachine030 Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
what?
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:icondrawmachine030:
DrawMachine030 Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
<*i*>lol
*i* lol
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:iconkatzzlovesushii:
Katzzlovesushii Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2015  New Deviant Student General Artist
Wow it works
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:iconducksforlife:
DucksforLife Featured By Owner Edited Aug 19, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
hi bitch  

I LIKE PIGS LOL  

< b > idk < b >

< u > whut its true < u > 
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:iconducksforlife:
DucksforLife Featured By Owner Edited Aug 19, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
 
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:iconvodkakun:
VodkaKun Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist
<*strike*>Become one with mother Russia, Da? Pls work.<*/strike*>
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:iconvodkakun:
VodkaKun Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist
Nope, okay then. 
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:iconget2dachoppa:
Get2daChoppa Featured By Owner Edited Aug 14, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I have done the strikethrough thing in a journal...it does not work. Why is this?

And just to check if it works here

EDIT: It does. Why doesn't it work n my journal?!
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:iconwolfinsainty:
WolfInsainty Featured By Owner Edited Aug 13, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
i hope this is right
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:iconneonixarts:
NeonixArts Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist
plz work
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:iconneonixarts:
NeonixArts Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist
yesssss
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:iconkagroami253:
kagroami253 Featured By Owner Edited Aug 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
pls work man
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:iconkagroami253:
kagroami253 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah man
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:iconcaliconorth:
CalicoNorth Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2015
Take out the asterisks.
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:iconkagroami253:
kagroami253 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I regret nothing
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:iconcalthax:
calthax Featured By Owner Edited Aug 2, 2015
Testing it out
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:iconprincesspeach456:
princesspeach456 Featured By Owner Edited Jul 29, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
plz wrk
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:iconprincesspeach456:
princesspeach456 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
AMG IT WRKED :dummy:
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:iconx-vivaerethalonia-x:
x-VivaerethAlonia-x Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2015  Student General Artist
Hmm... Helpful. But you know, you don't have to use those pesky asterisks. You could just escape the < and > symbols and they would be displayed instead of triggering the formatting. Like this:

You type: &lt;html&gt;
This shows: <html>

Breaking it down:

Character codes begin with an ampersand (&) and end with a semicolon (;). The text in between defines which character is going to be displayed. There's a character code for pretty much every symbol you can imagine: www.ascii.cl/htmlcodes.htm

That makes it easy to show people how to code, since you can just tell them to do this:
Type: This text is <b>bold.</b>
Shows: This text is bold.
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:iconxxsilentsouls:
xXSilentSouls Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I wish I could favorite this comment
This thing is so useful- I wish I had known about it
People seem to like asking me how I code my comments e_e
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:iconx-vivaerethalonia-x:
x-VivaerethAlonia-x Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2015  Student General Artist
Well, there. I just made up a journal just for you. Now it's more in-depth, and even better, it's favoritable! Kind of geared more towards people who don't know much (if anything) about code, but it should be useful for us, too.
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:iconxxsilentsouls:
xXSilentSouls Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you oh my gosh <3 That's amazing hhhh
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:iconmari-chan:
mari-chan Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Saving this for when I need it! Thank you for making it!
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:iconrui12337:
Rui12337 Featured By Owner Edited Jul 24, 2015  Student General Artist
i am not good with this stuff
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:iconbattiana:
Battiana Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
On the journal, it's not working. after I do <.strike> blah blah blah <.strike>, the rest of the text is still strikethrough.
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:iconbattiana:
Battiana Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
is this working
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:iconbattiana:
Battiana Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
O YAS IT IZ
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:icondaring-charming-fan:
Daring-Charming-Fan Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2015  New Deviant Professional Digital Artist
Omg yay it works
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:icondaring-charming-fan:
Daring-Charming-Fan Featured By Owner Edited Jul 17, 2015  New Deviant Professional Digital Artist
testing
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:icondaring-charming-fan:
Daring-Charming-Fan Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2015  New Deviant Professional Digital Artist
hi
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:iconenforcingfern48:
EnforcingFern48 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2015
ACCESS BY UNAUTHORIZED PERSONNEL IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED
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:iconjazjam123:
jazjam123 Featured By Owner Edited Jul 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
is this working?
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:iconbrowsers12:
Browsers12 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OMG




Thank you very much!
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:iconprincesspeach456:
princesspeach456 Featured By Owner Edited Jul 7, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Plz
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:iconbarnswallow99:
barnswallow99 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks so much!
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:iconteagrenade:
TeaGrenade Featured By Owner Edited Jun 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
HMMMM
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:iconicewind-of-mezaa:
Icewind-Of-Mezaa Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
oh look it didnt work amazing

OH NEVERMIND HAHAHAHAHAHAHA
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:icondarkravenartist:
DarkRavenArtist Featured By Owner Edited Jun 13, 2015  Hobbyist
 SCREWDRIVER 
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:iconnikko-teri:
nikko-teri Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2015  Hobbyist
bold
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:iconwreckitariel:
WreckitAriel Featured By Owner Edited Jun 10, 2015
<*del*>Strikethrough text<*/del*>
Did it work? 
<*strike*>No it didn't<*/strike*>
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:iconslashy16302:
Slashy16302 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2015
At the top of the journal it says to replace the * with nothing so just do the things without the *.
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:iconwreckitariel:
WreckitAriel Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2015
Okay. 
Thanks!

NO I MEAN IT!!!
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:iconhikari-uchiha16:
Hikari-Uchiha16 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, remove the asterisks. ^^
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:iconwreckitariel:
WreckitAriel Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2015
Whoops...
Done it
Thanks
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:iconhikari-uchiha16:
Hikari-Uchiha16 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
^^ No problem, I'm happy to help. ouo
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