How to Send Skype Code with Proper Format

How to Send Skype Code with Proper Format

Before Zoom became the new industry standard, Skype was the video call conferencing application used on all major platforms, be it Windows, macOS, or Android. Although not prevalent anymore, People still use Skype to communicate with others through text and video calls. People also use this app to attend meetings and interviews. Suppose you attend a techie interview and are not aware of sending Skype code with proper formatting. This article on Skype code text will help you send the code with proper formatting.

How to Send Skype Code with Proper Format

How to Send Skype Code with Proper Format

Skype is a complex app that does not have a separate formatting toolbar. To bold or underline a word, you need to apply a few special characters like;

  • To format a word bold, put asterisks around that word.
  • To format a word italic, put underscore around that word.

This can also be applied to the Skype code text. When you try to send a code on a Skype chat box, the app treats it as ordinary text. This will allow the lines of code to be wrapped. To avoid this wrapping of lines, use any of the methods below to send code with proper formatting.

Method 1: Use {code} Tag 

You can enclose the text in the {code} tag to send the Skype code in a proper format. This feature was recently added; therefore, this feature may not work on older versions of the app. This {code} tag is similar to HTML tags.

1. Open Skype on your device.

2. Type the code which you have to send by enclosing it in the {code} tag. Below is an example code:

{code}
Set fso = CreateObject(“Scripting.FileSystemObject”)
Set wshell = CreateObject(“WScript.Shell”)
logname=”GlobalHotkeys.txt”
Set logfile = fso.CreateTextFile(logname,True)
logfile.Write “Searching for shortcuts with hotkeys” & vbCrLf
{code}

Type the code which you have to send

There is another Skype code formatting which you can use given in the next method.

Also Read: How to Use Skype Chat Text Effects

Method 2: Use !! Before Code

You can also add !! symbol before the code to send Skype code with the proper formatting. This method has been used before the {code} method and therefore, this can be used on all versions.

1. Open Skype on your device.

2. Type !! and then add the code which you have to send. Below is an example code:

!!
Set fso = CreateObject(“Scripting.FileSystemObject”)
Set wshell = CreateObject(“WScript.Shell”)
logname=”GlobalHotkeys.txt”
Set logfile = fso.CreateTextFile(logname,True)
logfile.Write “Searching for shortcuts with hotkeys” & vbCrLf

Type the code which you have to send.

Also Read: Fix Skype Stereo Mix Not Working in Windows 10

Other Formats in Skype Instant Message

As said earlier, you can also format a word, a group of words, or a phrase easily with special characters. Below are some of the special Skype code formatting available.

  • Bold: Put asterisks (*) around that word. For example, The flower looks *amazing*.
  • Italic: Put underscores (_) around the word. For example, The flower looks _amazing_.
  • Strikethrough: Put tilde (~) around that word. For example, The flower looks ~amazing~.
  • Monospace: Type !! and a space before the message. For example, !! The flower looks amazing.

How to Override Formatting in Skype Instant Message

You can override or reject any special formatting by including @ symbols and a space at the start of the sentence.

For example;

@@ The flower looks amazing

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q1. Can these methods be used in Android and iOS versions of Skype?

Ans. Yes, the Skype code will be formatted accordingly. But the lines look wrapped due to the small size of the screen.

Q2. How do I change the size of the text on Skype?

Ans. You can change the font size under Messaging option in the Settings. The sizes available are smaller, small, normal, large, and larger.

You can change the font size under Messaging option in the Settings

Q3. How can I change the text color in Skype?

Ans. Skype, by default, does not allow you to change the color of the text. But you can download plug-ins to change the color. You can try a few plug-ins such as colors.exe.

Q4. Can I change the mode on Skype?

Ans. Yes, you can change the mode to dark or light on Skype at your convenience. Press Ctrl + Shift + T keys simultaneously to toggle between dark and light modes.

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Pete Mitchell

Pete is a Senior staff writer at TechCult. Pete loves all things technology and is also an avid DIYer at heart. He has a decade of experience writing how-tos, features, and technology guides on the internet.

1 Comment

  1. This doesn’t look any different then just pasting code. What’s the point of it then?

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