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What does these symbols<> mean?

Discussion in 'Web & Email' started by zrsels, May 31, 2014.

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  1. zrsels

    zrsels Thread Starter

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    I have seen these symbols <> used around a word. For example: <items>, <flagged>, <subject>

    What does it mean?
     
  2. etaf

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    they are used for a number of applications

    Mathmatically they mean

    < less than
    > greater than
    <> not equal to (excel)

    They are also used for web pages code - HTML as tags

    and so in word you may have seen the HTML - webpage code

    They can also be used for a mail merge , where the information is taken from a database and the <> are used as fields
    and so where the word document has <subject> this will be filled from a database and so can be changed for each letter

    hope that helps
     
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    Thank you so much.
     
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