I just asked this question: SSRS 2008 partial string formatting. The first answer I got totally missed the point of the question (that answer is now deleted).

I think my question would have been clearer if I could have changed the color of a (non-code) word to red, so I could show an example of what I wanted.

Is there a way to do this?

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    Is bold not good enough? – SLaks May 26 '11 at 1:19
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    @SLaks - If I had tried to show that I need colors by using bold in my question it would only confuse matters even more. My quesion I was asking is about colors, not bold. (The report needs colors (unless there is a way to have 5 different kinds of bold). I need to differentiate 5 different "In-Text" values in my report. Bold would only indicate "is a Value" (Boolean). I need to be more specific.) – Vaccano May 26 '11 at 3:13
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    @Vaccano : With the emerging of some site in Arts and Graphics the need for colour become increasing. I'm suggesting to update the question to reflect this. – user2284570 Jul 30 '14 at 21:34
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    Post your question as an Image mode... hope this help – user267513 Aug 14 '14 at 7:56

I'd say the best thing to do here would be to just show a screenshot of the final result. That way, you can show it with all of the color and rich formatting that you want. Remember that Stack Overflow provides free image hosting services. All you have to do is click the toolbar button to upload one.

Of course, you should still keep the plain text content around as well for accessibility purposes. Some of our readers are visually impaired, as are all search engines (a very important segment of our audience), and some of us just like to be able to copy sample text from a question as we work out a solution.

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  • so the answer is "no", then? – Doktor J Mar 16 '12 at 3:00
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    @Doktor: Yes, the answer is no. There's no way to display text in a color. – Cody Gray Mar 16 '12 at 4:16
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    Unless you're in a SE that supports LaTeX (cf. this question) – Geremia Nov 13 '14 at 21:22

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