This may not be for everyone (I work in web development), and it's slow, but if you use Chrome or Chromium you can edit the HTML directly and it works fine.
Right-click on the text you want to strike out
Choose 'inspect element'
The inspector will bring up that text - right click on it and choose 'edit html'
Wrap the text you want to strike out with <...
While this is a very old query, I have found a nifty way to work on it, thus posting it as a solution.
There is a shortcut Alt+Shift+5 to toggle the strike-through. Select the text to strike through, click once Alt+Shift+5 the text is stroked, click once more the text is back to normal.
For Mac: Cmd+Shift+x
Copy and paste the text below and change the word in the asterisks for your own needs:
It will not be rendered as bold text when you post your Slack message. Note: There are hidden characters either side of the asterisks which will prevent Slack from formatting your word(s) between the asterisks.
This is a variation of ...
I just tested and a single back-tick will escape upcoming formatting characters for the rest of the message.
`*I don't want this to be bold*`
That will be formatted as code
`*I don't want this to be bold*
That will be formatted normally but both asterisks will appear instead of making the text bold.
For the current WYSIWYG editor, hit Ctrl+Z immediately after conversion happened. For example:
abc *def* ghi
will result in
abc def ghi
On the other hand,
abc *def*<CTRL+Z> ghi
will result in
abc *def* ghi
This works for formatting only, not for Slack Emojis.
It seems Google has updated the Chrome web browser controls (and possibly others) to show placeholders for many common ASCII control characters, INCLUDING the Vertical Tab character! This change has caused my original Solution below to break, now showing "unknown character" squares or in some cases whitespace breaks, where before it ...
With the gradual roll out of new Google Sheets from very late 2013 onwards the default text wrapping behaviour changed from “on” to “off” (which suits me). So what may have been taken for granted now requires a conscious choice, though only to select the range to which wrapping is to be applied and clicking a button:
NB: As of May 2019 the icon now looks ...
Status indicators such as are often referred to as Code Repository Badges. These repo badges can be applied with Markdown to show on your wiki or documentation page; many dynamic status badges including the Build | Passing badge may be dependent on integrations with other services.
Github.com/dwyl/repo-badges project has a good list of the most commonly ...
It looks like the "Message text garbled?" option in Sarah's answer was removed from Gmail in mid-February 2017.
In the Gmail product forums, user William25 posted this trickier but valid workaround.
1) From the "More" menu, select "Show original"
2) In the address bar, update the "view" parameter in the query string from "om" to "...
There's something I just found.
It's related to posting YouTube videos.
Let's say you are posting a video and you want to make attention at particular part of it.
Just write hours:minutes and Google Plus will automatically create direct link to the video frame.
"9:15 - blabla" will be linked to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=youvideoID#t=9m15s
And yes - ...
There is only one way to achieve what you want: Use a bot to create messages using the Slack API. Here's a page with an example showing how to do exactly what you want.
But if you, the human, are typing using the Slack client, as others have said, there's no way to produce a string of text surrounded by asterisks. If you don't want other kinds of formatting ...
A simple one-step non-adjacent text selection functionality like Ctrl + click is not currently available in Google Docs. However, I have found a work-around which is able to achieve non-adjacent text selection in just a few steps which can still be a big time saver if you need to make changes to more than just a couple selections.
Make the first text ...
The following approach seems to work!
<a href="" style="text-decoration:none;color: rgba(227,227,227,0.5);">%SENDER-INFO-SINGLELINE%</a>
Basically, I'm now preemptively making the address into a link, but it's a link to nowhere (href=""), and its underlining is removed (text-decoration:none;).
I adapted an answer I found here from Abby Wentzel....
I had a somewhat similar problem and found the following solution:
1) Open the Master Slide;
2) Select "Colors..." at the top of the Master Slide;
3) At the "Theme colors" dialog (right-hand side of the screen), select "Link";
4) Pick the desired link color and it is finished...
One way to do it is to keep and edit documents as plain text files without leaving Google Drive.
While Google doesn't support by default plain .txt files you can integrate a Google Drive 3rd party app (Ex: Drive Notepad or StackEdit).
Pastebin is a site for sharing only plain text or source code. From their FAQ:
Pastebin.com is a website where you can store text for a certain period of time. The website is mainly used by programmers to store pieces of sources code or configuration information, but anyone is more than welcome to paste any type of text. The idea behind the site is to ...
No GMail does not currently have such a feature.
BUT there is a really weird/annoying workaround if you want it that bad. Google allows you to have a signature. You can configuration the signature in the General settings. What you could do is put one letter in the signature with the formatting you want. When you compose a new email that would mean you must ...