What you want to do is called ‘superscript’, no idea idea how you do it on that software (next to bold and underline etc… I guess), or even if you can. But if you have a little 2 raised up like that, it’s call superscript, a little lowered one, like in H2O is called a subscript. If there’s no way to do it, a^2 is usually the next best accepted standard.
[EDIT, nicked from a frontpage forum]
[quote]In HTML mode, it would look like this: 2
You can also do it in Normal view: highlight the number, then Format | Font | Superscript [/quote]
In the general case, you can use the extended character codes for HTML. These are an ampersand followed by some character designator followed by a semicolon (to terminate). In the case of a superscript two, it’s ampersand “sup2” semicolon (all together, no quotes), or ².
[quote=“MaPoDoFu”]In the general case, you can use the extended character codes for HTML. These are an ampersand followed by some character designator followed by a semicolon (to terminate). In the case of a superscript two, it’s ampersand “sup2” semicolon (all together, no quotes), or
Spans don’t do a thing by themselves. They are basically containers that can have attributes applied to them, usually through CSS (cascading style sheets). These attributes will then affect everything within the < span > < /span> tags.
For example, let’s say someone was writing about the political parties in Taiwan and had the following sentence:
Now suppose that person is bored and wants to emphasize the names of the parties:
Some of the better-known parties in Taiwan are the <span style="color: green;">Democratic Progressive Party</span>, the <span style="color: blue; background-color: black; border: 2px solid gold;">Kuomintang</span>, the <span style="text-decoration: line-through;">James Soong</span> <span style="color: orange;">People First Party</span>, the <span style="font-size: 60%;">Taiwan Solidarity Union</span> and the <span style="color: yellow; font-size: 40%;">New Party</span>.
This would put the DPP in green, the KMT in black & gold, etc.
Note that these changes all take place “in line” (i.e. within a paragraph or other such element). If you want to apply changes to, say, several paragraphs at a time, you should use < div > tags, which are like < span > tags but are used for “block-level” elements.
I sometimes have MSWord running in the background. If I need any funky stuff like that then I just click on insert followed by symbol and they’re all there to pick from. Then cut and paste to your web page.
After my old laptop got rained on I had to do that just to get quote marks…