Pistachio Backtalk Help:
Enter Item Page
Read this first: Introduction to Pistachio Backtalk
The Enter Item Page:
This page allows you to enter a new item in a conference.
Simply type the title of the item in the ``Title'' box and
it's text in the big box below.
If you want your name to appear differently than usual, you can
edit it in the ``Name'' box.
When you are ready, push the button to post the item.
Backtalk offers three slightly different item formatting options:
- Plain Text
The item will be displayed pretty much just as it was when you typed
it in, in a fixed width font with the spacing unaltered.
The only change that will be made to your text is that certain
types of strings will be automatically made clickable. For
You can use dots or colons in place of the commas in the above examples.
URL's beginning with http: or https: connect to
that site when clicked.
E-mail addresses with a mailto: prefix send mail to the
given E-mail address when clicked.
Strings starting the ftp: prefix connect to an ftp server
and fetch the named file or directory listing when clicked.
If you type conf: followed by a conference name, then
click it will connect to the conference home page
for that conference.
If you type item: followed by a number, or a conference name
and number, then clicking on it displays the named item. If no
conference name is given, that item in the current conference is
If you type resp: followed by a response number, then
clicking on it will display that response of the current item.
Alternately, you can specify the conference name and item number
Your item text will be treated as HTML text.
HTML is the standard markup language used to create web pages.
HTML text is automatically formatted by the reader's browser, usually
in a proportional font.
You can use some HTML tags in your response to control
spacing, formatting, text size and style, to include images,
and to create links.
- Lazy HTML
Normally in HTML you need to enter a <P> tag every
time you want to leave a blank line.
The "lazy HTML" option is just like the "HTML" option,
but it automatically converts blank lines to <P> tags.
This is intended to allow you to forget that you are entering HTML
text, and still have it come out reasonable looking.
If you hit the button you will be shown how
your item would look to other Backtalk users if you posted it now. This is especially useful if you are using the
"HTML" or "Lazy HTML" formatting options.
- Backtalk version 1.4.6 - Copyright 1996-2005, Jan Wolter and Steve Weiss