Emma (emmavescence) wrote in lj_userdoc,
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FAQ #72 | deprecated tags

How do I make text bold, italic or centered?

Is there any chance this FAQ could be updated to use <span> rather than the deprecated tags?

To make text bold, you would use either:

<span style="font-weight: bold">bold</span> or <span style="font-weight: bolder">Bold text</span>

To make text italic:

<span style="font-style: italic">italic text</span>

Possibly include instructions on how to make text underlined:

<span style="text-decoration: underline">underlined text</span>

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I'd also like to bring this post back up for discussion. In support, it's frequently linked to, to explain how to change the colour/size/font of text mid-entry. It's a very commonly asked question. I think this proposed FAQ would be very useful for the people who read the FAQ before coming to support.

I know there are always the people who think that deprecated tags should continue to be used and recommended because they still work and are still in use in other parts of LiveJournal, but we have to start somewhere. I appreciate that the old form <b> is much easier to remember, but it's a deprecated tag, and we're trying to avoid recommending them in support, so shouldn't the documentation follow this?

Anyway, opinions welcome :)
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