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    Adding Character Attributes

    You can include character attributes such as underline, bold, reverse
    and other video attributes in the text of both long and short topics
    by surrounding the text with the desired attribute characters.
    The ^ (caret) character is an escape character used to enter
    the special attribute characters.

         ^B        Bold attribute
         ^N        Normal attribute
         ^R        Reverse video attribute
         ^U        Underline attribute
                   (display as a different color on color monitor)
         ^^        Displays the ^ character
         ^Axx      Turn on attribute specified by the hexadecimal number xx
         ^Cxx      Display character specified by the hexadecimal number xx

    The letters can be either uppercase or lowercase (^b or ^B).

    For example, the following line would appear in the display window
    in bold:

       Appears in Data Text File as:

                ^bThis line is boldface.^b

       Appears in the Expert Help Display Window as:

                This line is boldface.

    The caret character (^) is used for two different purposes: to change
    character attributes (for example, bold or underline) and to display
    special characters (for example, the symbol for ASCII 9, which is
    normally treated as a Tab, rather than displayed).

    Only one attribute can be on at a time. For example, if bold is on,
    turning on underline automatically turns off bold. Attributes are
    also automatically turned off at the end (last character) of each line.

    Only four attributes (normal, bold, underline and reverse video) are
    defined for all monitors. These attributes are "translated" to display
    reasonably on all monitors.

         You should actually type the caret character (the shifted 6 key),
         rather than holding down the Ctrl key and typing the letter. (If
         you actually want the ^B to appear in the text, rather than turn-
         ing on the boldface attribute, type two carets: ^^B.)

    Setting Character Attributes  ^Axx 
    In addition to these four attributes, you can insert any arbitrary
    attribute using the ^Axx sequence, where xx is the hexadecimal
    value of the attribute you wish to set. Unlike the basic attributes,
    ^Axx attributes are not translated for the different monitors. This
    means that attributes visible as colors on a color screen may not
    appear at all on a monochrome display.


    This following line appears as a BLUE text WHITE background:

                  ^A79 Blue on White ^N

                   Blue on White 

        For color codes, see the "Creating Colors" item in the
        Related Topics: menu.

    Displaying Special Characters ^Cxx 
    The ^Cxx sequence displays any ASCII character. This is useful when
    you want to display a character that you can't enter with your word
    processor. For example, ASCII 13 is normally interpreted as a carriage
    return. The IBM PC can display ASCII 13 as a musical note. To display
    the musical note ., use ^C0D (0D hex = 13 decimal). Other characters
    that are often hard to enter are...
                      ^C08 (Backspace: .)
                      ^C09 (Tab: .),
                      ^C0A (Line Feed: .)
    See the ASCII Chart for a detailed listing of available characters and
    their hex codes.

    Press the Gray + key to Jump to the next topic (long entry).


See Also: ASCII Charts

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