der_kluge
 member, 8 posts
Tue 5 Nov 2019
at 20:01
Any way for more text formatting options?
On a system I ran a PbP on years ago, I could post a picture (of an NPC), and then format the text (or picture) to be either aligned left, or aligned right, and then if I aligned the picture to the right, I could right-justify the text.

It was all very pretty.  Lacking those options here, I can post a picture, and then text appears at the bottom of the picture, just to the right of it, and well, looks terrible. And I can't justify anything, except for it being centered.  But it isn't inline with the picture.

Any way to get those features here?
bigbadron
 moderator, 15813 posts
 He's big, he's bad,
 but mostly he's Ron.
Tue 5 Nov 2019
at 21:07
Any way for more text formatting options?
The text formatting around an image definitely exists.  Post your image, and add align="left" or align="right" at the end of the image tag.

So <img src="(image URL)" align="left">

More information on text formatting (and just about anything else) can be found under the Help at the top right of the screen.  For example: /help/?t=faqs&page=rubbcode

This message was last edited by the user at 21:10, Tue 05 Nov.

der_kluge
 member, 9 posts
Thu 7 Nov 2019
at 04:48
Any way for more text formatting options?
In reply to bigbadron (msg # 2):

Cool!  Buried in the FAQ, I see.  Are there any such options for text?  I'm not seeing one.
facemaker329
 member, 7129 posts
 Gaming for over 30
 years, and counting!
Thu 7 Nov 2019
at 07:34
Any way for more text formatting options?
I think, but am not certain, that the RuBB code shown in the FAQ, while stipulated as 'center', can be substituted with 'left' or 'right'...I'd test it out here, but I also believe the codes are disabled for this particular forum...
der_kluge
 member, 10 posts
Thu 7 Nov 2019
at 15:10
Any way for more text formatting options?
In reply to facemaker329 (msg # 4):

No such luck.
facemaker329
 member, 7131 posts
 Gaming for over 30
 years, and counting!
Fri 8 Nov 2019
at 05:02
Any way for more text formatting options?
I know I've seen it done, but I don't think I've seen it done with just regular text...it's been a long time, so I could be remembering incorrectly, but I think I've seen it done with some of the table formatting tricks.

That said, having seen it (or thinking that I've seen it) and knowing how to do it (if my memory is correct...which is questionable) are two very different animals.  Sorry I can't offer more help on it.
Mad Mick
 member, 987 posts
 GURPS beyond measure,
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Fri 8 Nov 2019
at 05:21
Any way for more text formatting options?
Itís possible you could do something with a two-columned table, but thatís probably not what you want. You can left-, right-, and center-align text in a table, though.

I take it creating an NPC in the GM menu isnít what you need? If you have enough lead time and canít find a suitable portrait in the system, you can submit an image.

If I use an image for an NPC within the post, I typically include their dialogue first, then embed the image at the bottom of the post.
Skald
 moderator, 881 posts
 Whatever it is,
 I'm against it
Fri 8 Nov 2019
at 14:28
Any way for more text formatting options?
Yup, table formatting would be the way to go - this is single column, but you could easily add two columns with NPC portrait embedded in one cell and the text in the second.

EG:

Right aligned text


CODE:

<table width="100%",  border="0">
<tr><td align="right">Right aligned text</td></tr>
</table>