Why does this forum not support code formatting in posts

Community Beginner ,
Jul 24, 2014 Jul 24, 2014

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I find it nearly unbelievable who terrible this forum system is.

I think there is a ton of useful information here, but it is just so difficult to read and follow, it ridiculous.

Come on Adobe. I cannot get over the fact that both this forum, and the now horrible ColdFusion Wiki, do not support code formatting in posts. Its such a common feature in other forum systems. Why adobe, why?

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LEGEND , Jul 24, 2014 Jul 24, 2014
You need to use Advanced editor to produce something like this: body {     margin-left: 2em;     margin-right: 2em;     margin-top: 1em;     margin-bottom: 3em;     text-align: justify;     background-repeat: no-repeat;     background-attachment: fixed;     background-position: center center;     background-color: #f0fff0; } Advanced editor icon is here:When you click on Advanced Editor icon, your screen should look like this:Notice the arrow directions icon I have highlighted.  Click on it and ...

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jul 24, 2014 Jul 24, 2014

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I'm not Adobe, but from what I've read that is a security measure, since "bad" code can cause problems

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LEGEND ,
Jul 24, 2014 Jul 24, 2014

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You need to use Advanced editor to produce something like this:

body {

    margin-left: 2em;

    margin-right: 2em;

    margin-top: 1em;

    margin-bottom: 3em;

    text-align: justify;

    background-repeat: no-repeat;

    background-attachment: fixed;

    background-position: center center;

    background-color: #f0fff0;

}

Advanced editor icon is here:

2014-07-24_2109.png

When you click on Advanced Editor icon, your screen should look like this:

2014-07-24_2110.png

Notice the arrow directions icon I have highlighted.  Click on it and you get all the options you need.

Good luck.

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LEGEND ,
Jul 24, 2014 Jul 24, 2014

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If you can't see the pictures then please click on them to magnify them.

Good luck.

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Community Beginner ,
Jul 24, 2014 Jul 24, 2014

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function shareInfo(communitiy, msg) {

     if(community > 0) {

          forum.announce(msg);

     }

Obviously the rest of the users here do not know anything at all about this feature. I have been plowing through hundreds of post over on the ColdFusion forums, and NO ONE uses any kind of syntax highlighting when posting code.

I am willing to bet an entire paycheck on the fact that no one else even knows its there. The tool tip on that button needs to be more way descriptive for sure. 'Insert' does not cut it, as I was thinking in terms of images, links, etc.

mytaxsite.co.uk, odd handle you have there, but thank you for the info.

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LEGEND ,
Jul 24, 2014 Jul 24, 2014

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There are lots of features in this forum that are hidden from the user

and I understand somebody (or shall I say a group of people including

Adobe staff) is working to create a user guide/FAQ but it seems that

nobody has taken the lead role yet. It is time somebody takes

responsibility to work on it in earnest so that come September 2014, we

have something to go by, at least a beta version.

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Mentor ,
Jul 24, 2014 Jul 24, 2014

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Maybe yu ought to apply for the job?

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LEGEND ,
Jul 27, 2014 Jul 27, 2014

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mytaxsite.co.uk wrote:

..I understand somebody (or shall I say a group of people including Adobe staff) is working to create a user guide/FAQ...

Due in a week or two, been waiting for some customizations to be nailed down.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jul 27, 2014 Jul 27, 2014

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Joe,

As Pat said.

I have a text document with all sorts of things, many of them in HTML, from mere snippets to long lists and explanations (also including URLs), and I copy from it on a daily basis for use in my native forum.

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LEGEND ,
Jul 24, 2014 Jul 24, 2014

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Don't you have a HTML button on your forum editor menu:

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You can do any kind of formatting, including highlighting, colored text, borders etc. - anything that HTML styles allow.

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Mentor ,
Jul 27, 2014 Jul 27, 2014

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Pat Willener wrote:

Don't you have a HTML button on your forum editor menu:

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You can do any kind of formatting, including highlighting, colored text, borders etc. - anything that HTML styles allow.

Um how do you get to these features on creating a Reply. Look at you illustration the only way you can get to the other editor  is if you edit your reply or edit you post then it shows up.

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LEGEND ,
Jul 27, 2014 Jul 27, 2014

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Phillip, this is what I see immediately after pressing the Reply button on your message:

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Both in FF/Mac and IE/Win.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jul 27, 2014 Jul 27, 2014

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I see what Claudio sees, Phillip.

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Mentor ,
Jul 27, 2014 Jul 27, 2014

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Okay I found the editor that shows all the advanced editing features. Still doesn't have marker feature.

See: Editor.mp4 - Google Drive

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LEGEND ,
Jul 27, 2014 Jul 27, 2014

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Phillip Jones wrote:

Okay I found the editor that shows all the advanced editing features. Still doesn't have marker feature.

See: Editor.mp4 - Google Drive

You need to know something about HTML and CSS to get all the fancy things.  For example, Pat's message could be written as:

<p style="font-size: 30px; color: blue;">You can do any kind of formatting, including

<span style="background-color: yellow;">highlighting</span>,

<span style="color: blue;">colored text</span>,

<span style="border: 1px solid grey; padding: 0px 2px; border-radius: 2px;">

borders</span> etc. - anything that HTML styles allow.</p>

The above code will produce something like this (click on this picture):

2014-07-27_2038.png

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Jul 27, 2014 Jul 27, 2014

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That too much effort should automatically part of the editor. That something that built in Office for Mac. And other applications and also other Forums.

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