Power Tools for Technical Communication: Highlighting

In this lab, you add highlighting to an unformatted text using HTML tags. To be ready for this project, you need to have have studied Chapter 17 in Power Tools for Technical Communication and have done at least one other web-page formatting project:
  1. Using a simple text editor or web-page editor of your choice, create a simple web page like the one shown in Chapter 17 entitled My First Web Page. Between the <TITLE> and </TITLE> tags and between the <H1> and </H1> tags, substitute Highlighting Practice.
  2. Copy the unformatted text below, and paste it into the web page you just started.
  3. Highlight and reformat the text as follows:
    • Enclose each bolded item within the <B> and </B> tags.
    • Enclose each blue item within the <FONT COLOR="blue"> and </FONT> tags.
    • Enclose each italicized item within the <I> and </I> tags.
    • Enclose each item that uses Courier New font within the <FONT FACE="Courier New"> and </FONT> tags.
    • To create a blank line, add the <P> tag; to start a new line, use the <BR> tag.
    • To create a numbered list, add the <OL> tag before the first numbered item; use the <Li> tag for each numbered item; and end the list with the </OL> tag.
    • Create the greater-than symbol using &gt; tag.
  4. Put your name, Highlighting Practice: Online, and the date on this document, and print it out for your instructor.

In the model, notice that items readers must click or select are bolded; names of fields and dialog boxes use initial caps but are not highlighted; italics is used for simple emphasis of a word where it is defined; and text that readers must type is shown in Courier New:

Highlighting Model

Now here's the text. Just copy it straight off the screen here, and paste it into a simple text editor or web-page editor of your choice:

Unformatted Text to Highlight
Setting up TCP/IP protocol. Follow these steps to setup the TCP/IP protocol (set of signals that determine how computers communicate on a network) needed to connect to the PBS system:

1. Double-click the My Computer icon on your desktop, and then double-click the Control Panel folder.
2. Double-click the Network icon, and click the Add button in the Network dialog box.
3. In the Select Network Component Type dialog, click Protocol and then the Add button.
4.In the Select Network Protocol dialog, click Microsoft in the Manufacturers box, click TCP/IP in the Network Protocols box, and click OK.
5.When the protocol has been installed, restart your computer.

Creating the dial-up networking connection. Follow these steps to create the dial-up network connection for the PBS system:

1.Click on the Start menu, then select Programs > Accessories > Dial-Up Networking.
2.Double-click on Make a New Connection.
3.In the Make a New Connection dialog, name your new connection PBS, select your modem, and click Next.
4.In the next dialog, leave the Area Code field blank, enter 238-0616 in the Phone Number field, and click Next and then Finish.
5.Return to the dial-up networking window, right-click on the PBS icon you just created and click Properties.
6.In the dialog, click the Server Type tab, and click TCP/IP in the Network Protocol section. 7.Click OK until you are back to the dial-up networking window.

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