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So I've been looking at a number of pages, including user pages etc. but I can't seem to figure out how to do some things with formatting.

The main problem right now is in trying to figure out if there is any way to change the size of the text. Any help on this would be appreciated as it's a significant part of an article I'm working on.

The second (and much less important) problem is in trying to figure out how to do more advanced mathematical equations that square roots and exponentials etc. Specifically is there any way to do a limit? The closest I've come is  lim x-> 0 If anyone knows how to do that then great, but it's not all that important. I just think that putting a limit in front of any equation makes it a little funnier.--JackOfSpades 06:40, 12 April 2009 (UTC)

To change the size of the text, three options:
  • Using a number of <small></small> or <big></big> tags.
  • Using <font size=" "></font>
  • Using <span style="font-size: "></span> (or in certain cases, with div instead of span)
For math stuff, just see what code Wikipedia uses. It should work here as well.
Hope that was helpful. Sir SockySexy girls Mermaid with dolphin Tired Marilyn Monroe (talk) (stalk)Magnemite Icons-flag-be GUN SotM UotM PMotM UotY PotM WotM 06:37, 12 April 2009 (UTC)
Thanks much. --JackOfSpades 06:40, 12 April 2009 (UTC)
Math? What the hell? Sir Modusoperandi Boinc! 07:16, 12 April 2009 (UTC)
What's wrong with math? --JackOfSpades 07:17, 12 April 2009 (UTC)
I don't know if you're aware, but math is math. Math! Sir Modusoperandi Boinc! 08:20, 12 April 2009 (UTC)
Unless you're on the other side of the Atlantic, in which case it's maths! --UU - natter UU Manhole 10:08, Apr 14
Only in Great Britain. Sir SockySexy girls Mermaid with dolphin Tired Marilyn Monroe (talk) (stalk)Magnemite Icons-flag-be GUN SotM UotM PMotM UotY PotM WotM 11:16, 14 April 2009 (UTC)
Or you're on the other side of the Pacific, in which case it's "crikey, look at the size of that wallaby!" - T.L.B. Baloon WotM, UotM, FPrize, AotM, ANotM, PLS, UN:HS, GUN 03:34, Apr 15
Japan? Sir Modusoperandi Boinc! 03:49, 15 April 2009 (UTC)

Back on topic

How do you format questions? --Pleb SYNDROME CUN medicate (butt poop!!!!) 16:00, 15 April 2009 (UTC)

Also on topic, sort of

If you want to format math like \lim_{x \to 0}, it helps to learn the TeX typesetting system. Just read some documentation and play around with it. --Pleb SYNDROME CUN medicate (butt poop!!!!) 16:04, 15 April 2009 (UTC)

Another place to look

I go here on occasion for snippets, code and fonts.--DRStrangesig5 Sherman Fingertalk  16:07, 15 April 2009 (UTC)

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