This page gives basic explanations for each of the buttons on the Text Editor, otherwise known as a WYSIWYG (What-You-See-Is-What-You-Get) Editor, since content displays in the editor largely (see Formatting note, below) as it will show to the end user.
Due to the design of the CMS, some formats and designs (particularly more complex constructions and those copied from other sources or web pages) may appear in the editor but will be removed, hidden or changed when saved or viewed by the end user. For a list of allowed HTML formatting and examples, see the Compose Tips page.
Where did the 'Paste from Word' button go?
The 'Paste from Word' functionality is now part of the default copy and paste process. No extra button needed. Just copy from Word and paste directly into the Text Editor.
Still having trouble? Check our Draft Pasting from MS Word page.
Font style - Make text bold, italic.
Text List formatting - Unordered List, Ordered list, Out-dent (move left) and Indent (indent right).
Undo & Redo - Undo (Ctrl+Z) and Re-do (Ctrl+Y) the last actions you performed.
Insert/Edit Link -
MORE INFO: External Links
Unlink - To remove a link (whether internal or external or anchor), highlight the linked text and press this button.
MORE INFO: Managing Links
Insert/edit anchor -
MORE INFO: Using anchors
Insert/edit Image - To insert an image, place the cursor in the desired location and press this button. A pop-up box display that lets you enter the Image URL and other information about how the image will display.
MORE INFO: Managing Images
Subscript & Superscript - For adding a scientific notation to your text.
Insert Horizontal Ruler - Adds a single solid line across the page where your cursor is located.
Remove Formatting - Removes basic text formatting (bold, italic, etc.) from selected text.
Insert Custom Character - Choose from a selection of custom text characters, such as copyright signs, foreign language characters, etc.
Text Format - Select pre-defined formats for Paragraph, Address, Heading3, and so on to apply to text you have selected.
Toggle Full Screen Mode - Toggles the editing window to the full size of your screen. Maybe helpful for editing text-heavy content.
Tools for inserting and editing tables -
- Insert New Table
NOTE: The following buttons are active when the cursor is inside an existing table
- Table Properties, Delete Table
Use of tables should be limited to tabular data only, not for layout, as non-tabular data is not accessible for users with screen readers or other assistive technologies.
Insert links to internal content -
MORE INFO: Internal Links
Separate the teaser and body of this content -
Disable rich-text/Enable rich-text - Click the "Disable" link to view the underlying HTML of the content. Click "Enable" to return to the rich-text, or 'formatted' view.
Expandable corner - Click and drag the shaded bottom right-hand corner of the editor window to resize the window vertically. Can be used as an alternative to the Toggle Full-Screen Mode button.