The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #67222   Message #1124481
Posted By: Stilly River Sage
26-Feb-04 - 01:20 PM
Thread Name: Tech: Alternatives to Office and Word
Subject: RE: Tech: Alternatives to Office and Word

If you were trying to see exactly what treewind did to align your text, then the easiest way is to open the source code of the Mudcat page you are reading and sort through the various messages to see how the html looks on Treewind's exact message to you. I sometimes do this to see what the code was when people put up interesting effects that I haven't figured out how to do by myself.

Mudcat has a lot of stuff built into the page, so you're reading through all of the page formatting for each message--horizontal rules, "post" "top" "forum home" "printer friendly" and "translate" all involve code you'll see again and again.

In Internet Explorer go up to the View menu and then open "Source." It will bring up a Notepad window with all of the source information for the page. Scan through it until you find where treewind formatted your text. You can also view the page source in Netscape. It gives you a Netscape page with a gray background behind the code.

"Clueless Don," the double arrow over the down arrow, as I clumsily put it, says "More Buttons" when you mouse over it. Click on it and you see the rest of your options for the page. Sorry if I confused you! I went looking for someone's screen capture, and found this image. If you look next to the window that says "125%" with it's own down arrow, the next icon, and another one further to the right, are what I was talking about. Those give you more buttons to work with. As was mentioned above, if you don't like Word tucking away unused buttons, you can set it to leave them all in sight all of the time.