The Cake format editor appears whenever you are composing (a conversation, POST or REPLY) and you highlight a word or a line of text.

A blue bar hovers nearby with several menu options:

(B) Bolds the highlighted text

(I) Italicizes the highlighted text

📎 adds a hyperlink to the text. Enter the link address and the text will turn blue and will become clickable when your composing is published.

<> Converts your text to typewriter font. Useful when providing examples of code. Or to add some visual variety to your composing.

Click the” >” arrow on the blue bar to get to the remaining menu items:

(“) Arranges quoted text in a separate block.

The text is greyed and a solid vertical line is visible on the left edge of the text.

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Ignore the last button—no one ever uses it.

Unhighlight your text to make the blue bar disappear.

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Now you try:

Find a recent news article and reply to this message. Share your opinion as well as a quote from the text. Use the format editor to add a hyperlink, block quotes, and any of the other format options.

If you run into trouble, just reply with your confusion and I’ll do my best to be helpful.

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Further Reading

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