Discord Discord: All Things Formatting

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  1. Craney100
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    So, you're starting to get familiar with Discord and Our Server, but you want to take your typing skills to the limit! No worries, you're in exactly the right place.
    In this guide I will be teaching you how to Format your Text to create beautiful messages!

    Why is Formatting good?
    Formatting can be used to make a message look more professional, to divide it into subsections in order to create easier reading, or to just show off! These things can really benefit players, and becoming a pro at formatting is never a bad thing!

    Let's start with the basics...

    How to Bold Text in Discord

    To create a bolded piece of text in Discord, wrap two asteriks (*) around the section of text, like this;
    Code:
     Hello, my name is **Craney** 
    This will be the outcome of this message:
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    How to Italicize Text in Discord
    To create an italicized piece of text in Discord, wrap one asterik (*) around the section of text, like this;
    Code:
     Hello, my name is *Craney* 
    This will be the outcome of this message:
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    How to create Bold & Italicized Text in Discord
    To create a bold and italicized piece of text in Discord, wrap three asteriks (*) around the section of text, like this;
    Code:
     Hello, my name is ***Craney*** 
    This will be the outcome of this message:
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    How to Underline Text in Discord
    To create an underlined piece of text in Discord, wrap two underscore (_) around the section of text, like this;
    Code:
     Hello, my name is __Craney__ 
    This will be the outcome of this message:
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    How to Strikethrough Text in Discord
    To create an underlined piece of text in Discord, wrap two tilde keys (~) around the section of text, like this;
    Code:
     Hello, my name is ~~Craney~~ 
    This will be the outcome of this message:
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    How to Spoiler Text in Discord
    To create an underlined piece of text in Discord, wrap two line keys (|) around the section of text, like this;
    Code:
     Hello, my name is ||Craney|| 
    This will be the outcome of this message:
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    Now you know the basics, let's do some Chemistry!
    Different formatting types can be merged together to form more combinations!

    Underlined and Italicized Text
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    Underlined and Bolded Text
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    Underlined, Bolded and Italicized Text

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    Going even more advanced now! Put that thinking cap on!

    Single Line Code Blocks

    To create a Single Line Code Block, we use a symbol called a "Backtick" (`). To create a single line of code, you will input the following;
    Code:
    `This is an example of a single line code block`
    Which will look like this;
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    Multiple Line Code Blocks
    To create a Multiple Line Code Block, we use a symbol called a "Backtick" (`). To create a multiple lines of code, you will input the following;
    Code:
    ``` This is an example of a 
    multiple
    line
    code
    block```
    Which will look like this;
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    Here's the most advanced part... Coloured Text!


    To do this, we use Code Blocks, and within them we utilise some of the features that developers use within discord.
    I will show you how to create different colours in Discord.

    Red
    Code:
     
    ```diff
    - Here's some red colored text!
    ```
    
    Which will look like this;
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    Yellow
    Code:
    ```fix
    Everything is yellow in fix --
    No matter the line!
    ```
    
    Which will look like this;
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    Green
    Code:
    ```diff
    + Here's some green colored text!
    ```
    
    Which will look like this;
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    Turqouise
    Code:
    ```bash
    "Here's some nice, dark green text"
    ```
    
    Which will look like this;
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    Go, be free and use some fancy formatted chats!

    Thanks!
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    Craney100
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    Hello, my name is j uU St iN

    wow thanks for the help craney ;)
     
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    How about the spoiler (|| ||) and css (```css) tags? :eek:
     
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    I'll add them now :)

    EDIT: Added Spoilers, css tags are already featured :)
     
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    Here's some more that might help.

    The order of tag labels from top to bottom is css, bash, and diff.
    Might be useful when you want to fit more than one colour inside one block, or if you want the colour without having to use + or -.

    :thumbsup:
     
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    Added this to the massive guide. Thank you for this :)
     

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