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× can be quite daunting indeed.

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Inception :icongrinstareplz:

I am writing this tutorial in st.ash..

Titles + Headers

You want to create some





Smaller Headers
Normal text

Well, you have options.
First, you're going to look at your tool bar that is near the top of your screen. Do you see it? Good.

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Note: The red circled things are important.
Then you are going to click the tT Button there. It will hover this menu:
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So that's nice. But you want want emphasis sometimes? Like: This kind of emphasis.

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Pretty basic..

Since you're so busy shouting at people, you lost count of your llamas in your heard. Darn it.
However, as you find them, you need a list.

Listing and Blockquote

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  • The first option gives you
  • this
  • that
  • this

  1. The second option provides numbered counting.
  2. Like this
  3. that
  4. and
  5. this.

(to get out of it, hit return twice without typing anything in. Or clicking space below the listing to the left.. Sometimes it can get finicky.)

The "" is a blockquote. This is a blockquote. It will appear different on different kinds of skins.


You got dizzy chasing after all those llamas! You need to align your thoughts. awesome
Notice this on your tool bar?
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Left Alignment
Center Alignment
Right Alignment


So your fella, username friend sent you something awesome?

You don't want to write out links like <that.
You can go like <a wytiwyg="1" h&lt;i="">ref="">deviantART</a> , and rename them.
The HTML way spazzes in, since is a WYSIWYG editor. {What you see is what you get}

write out ..
<a wytiwyg="1" h&lt;i="">
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This will appear. Fill it out and press OK.
And you get: This instead of
You must fill in the Title (optional) to rename the link.

Note: Leave the 100% alone, or you will end up working with size disgustingly small and get a headache.

Complex Rich Formatting in Writer

The Add Items Panel

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So many options.
What can you do?

Drag + Drop files from desktop/folders to upload them into Click and drag from the new area onto your writing canvas. Or click them.

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Hover over it and you can drag the corners to make it larger...

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Draw on it in muro, thumb it, or remove it.

Untitled Drawing by Astrikos

More Panels: the deviantART Panel
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You can search dA for thumbs + your gallery + your faves!
You can resize and draw all over the thumbs as well.
Useful for creating features.
However, this isn't a how to make features tutorial.
I suggest you check
How to make a great Journal feature out.
miontre rocks!
Oh quick tip: : devusernamehere : (without the spaces) links to groups + deviants.
You can also use :iconusernamehere :
:iconhq: hq
:iconusername: username
:iconhq: :devhq:
:iconusername: :devusername:

The Emoticons Panel

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Click or drag them. Have fun with it. You can also search for emoticons in the search bar.

Get the expressions going! Whee.
Yawn*looks around cluelessly*HandshakePetting is sensual!PartyHere's my $0.02Nana, look what I have and you dont!GrannyShoutBox#1Datew00t!Here's a kiss for you, my love!JuggleYou talk too much!Whisper sweet nothings in my ear!Strong!Dygel <- Sexy. :eyes:

Oh, you must use : : if you're going to type it out without clicking.
:la: makes :la: 

Sharing+ Extra Options
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Sharing that link allows someone else to view your article.

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Unchecking the Always Add Full Size Images is useful. Thumbs show up as size ugly huge if that is checked.
Switch to HTML mode removes the rich text effect. Which doesn't allow you to use any of the things I just said, but allows for more controlled formatting if you're amazing at coding. :aww:

The File and Edit Buttons are quite self explanatory.

I hope you found this tutorial useful. :heart:

Here is a tutorial on writer.
:la: I hope you enjoy it+ it's useful

Did I mess it up? Then note me.
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UszatyArbuz Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
<a wytiwyg="1" wytiwyg="1" h<i="">ref="">deviantART

Maroro Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hmmm for some reason I can't find the edit button to make it in html mode, mind a little help? D:
Astrikos Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014   General Artist
I'd be happy to help! :heart:

The top menu has two drop down menus, one that says File and next to it Edit. 
Click Edit, and select switch to HTML mode, second choice. 

Alternatively, you can go in the text field where you write normally and press CTRL + E(if you have a PC) or Command +E (if you have a Mac).

Feel free to ask me more questions :eager:
mint-teas Featured By Owner May 17, 2014
Is it possible to get thumbs from If so, how do you?
Astrikos Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014   General Artist
Hmm.  I think so! You can use the add media tool bar and add it in that way! 
mint-teas Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014
Thank you so much!!
Beltaneh Featured By Owner May 17, 2014
Thank you very much indeed for the tutorial :D It made it a lot easier than last time...
Astrikos Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014   General Artist
Glad you found it useful! :love:
shinakazami1 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014  Student
Really useful tutorial :D

But I wanted to ask...

everytime when I'm writing something in Writer, there is


What can I do for delete that? (sorry for English, but I'm not very good at it)
Astrikos Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014   General Artist
If they show up in rich editing mode, just select and delete. :la: 
Span tags usually space things out, so you usually don't need to delete them if you are in HTML mode. :heart:
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