A few tips and tricks to get the most out of the forum:
- To quote text from another message.
- To highlight text.
- To import images and PDFs.
- To import spreadsheet tables.
- To reply to posts by email.
- To send a direct message (DM).
- [more tips and tricks to be added]
To quote text from another message
Highlight the relevant text and then click the Quote button:
The text should appear in both the message and preview boxes.
To highlight text
Use the following codes to highlight certain text:
<kbd>Button</kbd> gives Button
<ins>Green underline</ins> gives
<del>Red strikethrough</del> gives
<mark>Highlight</mark> gives Highlight
To import images and PDFs:
Simply drag the image and/or PDF into the message box:
The image and/or PDF will be shown the preview box.
Image sizes can be adjusted by hovering over the image and selecting a different percentage.
Alternatively, images and/or PDFs can be imported through the upload button:
Note: Images and PDFs must not be greater than 4MB.
To import spreadsheet tables:
Within the spreadsheet, copy the appropriate cells to your clipboard:
Then click within the message box and paste the table. The table should appear in the preview box:
Note: the top line of the table defaults to a header with bold text.
To reply to posts by email:
Important: this facility will PUBLISH your email if you are replying to a public forum post message
Certain forum email messages allow you to reply by email:
Hit reply and type your message. The reply email address should be similar in format to the one shown below:
(Note: replies by email cater for text only)
Once sent, your emailed reply will be published automatically on the forum:
To send a direct message (DM):
Note: This feature is available to regular forum visitors only. Contribute to the forum, and then the ability to DM will eventually become available.
Click on the avatar of the recipient:
Then click on
Type in your subject line and message as you would a normal forum post:
Message to send.
The message will be sent via email to the recipient and will also be made available in the recipient’s forum inbox:
Notifications of any DMs you receive will be shown within a green circle:
[more tips and tricks to follow]
Any questions? Just reply to this post!