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Instructions for PF tasks?

  1. Aug 19, 2008 #1


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    I was wondering, where do we keep the instructions for certain tasks

    such as:
    how to enter equations in using LaTeX,
    how to enter hypertext
    how to embed a picture so that it shows up visibly on our post,
    how to embed a youtube video, so that it shows up, in interactive form, on our post.

    I suspect we have instructions posted on these and other tasks, but I missing where to access them..
    (So far, I have only been guessing, based on what others have done, but my methods seem tedious compared with the tasks I am trying to accomplish).
    Last edited: Aug 19, 2008
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  3. Aug 20, 2008 #2


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    There's no single place where all of these are described. It would probably be a good idea to put links/hyperlinks into the forum Guidelines sticky.


    Latex: https://www.physicsforums.com/showthread.php?t=8997


    BB Code (incl. images, youtube, etc.):
    https://www.physicsforums.com/misc.php?do=bbcode [Broken]

    https://www.physicsforums.com/misc.php?do=smilies [Broken]

    Most of these can be accessed directly from the options available in the "Go Advanced" posting window.
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  4. Aug 20, 2008 #3


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    Thanks for your suggestions..

    In following them, I also found this one that covers, equations, images, attachments, smilies, (predated youtube embedding) https://www.physicsforums.com/faq.php [Broken]

    I recall we had this link on our front page, but don't see it there now.
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