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This template is used in running text to illustrate button presses and lit indicators. It allows the use of alternate colours and border widths.



The only mandatory parameter is text.

Button text
Text colour, defaults to black
Button cap colour, defaults to white
Border colour, defaults to black
Border width in pixels, defaults to 1


The template uses cascading style sheet (CSS) colours, and there are five ways to define the colours:

  1. Through colour keywords (either of aqua, black, blue, fuchsia, gray, green, lime, maroon, navy, olive, orange, purple, red, silver, teal, white or yellow);
  2. as three hexadecimal values #rgb, like #F00 for red,
  3. as six hexadecimal values #rrggbb, like #00FF00 for green,
  4. as three integers 0-255 rgb(r,g,b), like rgb(0,255,255) for yellow
  5. as three percentages rgb(r, g, b), like rgb(100%, 0%, 0%) for red

In other words F = FF = 255 = 100%.






Known issues

  • There seems to be a problem adding parameters to the style attribute, in which case this would have been a futile exercise...

  • In some cases workarounds will be required. One of them is for example text containing a | which would require you to insert {{!}} instead of |, since using a "|" inside a template will break it.
  • This template currently wraps, so that for example ALT HOLD may end up having two half boxes with "Page" at the end of one line and "up" at the beginning of the following line.