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20. Writing New Entries
The difference is, when you as a FAQ owner preview and then submit, the entry immediately becomes part of the finished FAQ, if the FAQ has been made public.
By default, all new entries will go into the first topic in your FAQ if not changed. You make this selection in the box at the top of the screen.
If you use a tag such as <small> or <strong> it's important to include the closing tag at the end of the formatted text: </small>
One trick to remembering this is to type both tags at the same time: <small></small> ... then type your text in between the tags. It's helped me.
Cascading Style Sheet properties can be used with HTML to bring life to your FAQ entries.
Please remember that FAQs are for concisely sharing information -- don't get carried away.
A good use for CSS is to create notes, or warnings. Here is the code for a very simple warning box:
This is its result:
Warning: Don't cut the BLUE wire!
That is pretty effective as is, but by using some additional properties, it's possible to create a more sophisticated one. Here is the code:
This is the result:
If you're not already familiar with CSS and HTML, you can copy and paste the above code to use in your own FAQ entries. It's easy to change the colors and text.
All the above code has been tested in Internet Explorer, Opera, and Firefox, and is viewable with the "printable all-text format" feature associated with a FAQ. This means it should work in all modern browsers. If you decide to experiment, other CSS code may not--test it.
CSS doesn't work the same in all browsers.
If you'd like to learn more about CSS properties, here's a reference link:
SPAN tags can be used in FAQ entries for emphasis.
<span style="background-color:lightyellow"><b><font color="000000"
Results in this:
Click thumbnail to see full-size.
Unlike the techniques given here /faq/9301 the SPAN tags can easily be used inline to highlight a word or phrase.
<span style="background-color:lightyellow "><font color="000000"> <b>Don't</b>
Results in this:
Don't press the red button!
Here is a brief description of the buttons and their uses:
First two insert heading styles in two font sizes.
The best way to get familiar with these new tools is to experiment.