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Basic HTML Tags

SOLE allows for the use HTML tags in special sections of the portal, for example, in exam question creation and in surveys. In many text entry areas an HTML editor is provided for you.

Inserting Line Breaks

The <br> tag is used when you want to end a line, but don't want to start a new paragraph.

The <br> tag forces a line break wherever you place it.

The <br> tag is an empty tag. It has no closing tag.

Adding Horizontal Rules

The <hr> tag is used when you want to insert a horizontal line.

The <hr> tag is an empty tag it has no closing tag.

You can further customize an <hr> tag by specifying the size or width.

  • <hr size=?>
  • Sets size (height) of rule
  • <hr width=?>
  • Sets width of rule, in percentage or absolute value

Formatting Text

  • Bold - Enclose text you wish to be bold in these tags. <b>Put the text you wish to bold here.</b>
  • Italics - Enclose text you wish to be italicized in these tags. <i>Put the text you wish to italicize here.</i>
  • Underline - Enclose text you wish to be underlined in these tags. <u>Put the text you wish to underline here.</u>

Inserting Hyperlinks or Email Links

  • URL -Use the anchor tag to insert a URL. Enclose the URL with the anchortags <a href="http://YourURLhere.org">Put the text that you would like for the link here.</a>
  • Mail to Links: Use the anchor tag to insert an email link.. Enclose the email address with the anchortags <a href="mailto:youremailaddresshere@hsc.wvu.edu">Put the text that you would like for the link here.</a>