I notice that a lot of times when code is part of a message the font size is very small making it hard to read. Why is that and can I change the size to make it more readable? Also, what exactly is UBB code and or code tags, are they one and the same and what is the benefit of using them?
I've never tried tweaking the size or font from within a message. That should be interesting. UBB codes are the ones that are provided by the software we use. UBB codes will work in every forum, whereas some forums have HTML turned off.
If you're using MS Internet Explorer 5, you can find options under View -> Text Size to change the displayed text size. Other versions and other browsers probably also have a feature like this somewhere if you look. [This message has been edited by Jim Yingst (edited November 26, 2000).]
What is the verdict on this? Is there a way to make the font larger when I use the UBB code tags? It's not a large problem for me right now because I've switched to using Opera since it retains the formatting for when I cut and paste code into my IDE and Opera displays the text between code tags much better than IE. However, most people still use IE and the text really small between UBB code tags. Yes, you can increase the view under tools but this increases the size of all the fonts which is really annoying. I used to be able to get around this by using html tags in the programmers certification forum but am I to assume that is now turned off in that forum? If it is, is there some work around to make code look larger? ( I also would love to be able to have all messages from a particular forum be mailed to me as they are posted ).
Try this: use html font tags with size=+1 just outside the ubb code tags.
font size + 1:
[ January 22, 2002: Message edited by: Pauline McNamara ]
Marilyn de Queiroz
posted 17 years ago
I used to be able to get around this by using html tags in the programmers certification forum but am I to assume that is now turned off in that forum?
That won't work, Pauline. Html is now turned off in that forum because it creates problems when posting code. I have my IE fonts set to Times New Roman and Lucinda Sans Typewriter, View Size = medium. It's not great, but it seems to be better.
JavaBeginnersFaq "Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, and today is a gift; that's why they call it the present." Eleanor Roosevelt
Gravity is a harsh mistress. But this tiny ad is pretty easy to deal with: