Text Editor

The Text Editor functions much like Microsoft Word and other word-processing programs. You can enter content in a form that resembles what it will look like when published on the website.

screenshot of Text Editor bar

How To

Understand the buttons and options on the Text Editor toolbar 

screenshot of Text Editor steps 1-6

1. The Paragraph Format dropdown allows you to select your text formatting, including headings and subheadings.

  • Note: Headings need to be in outline order, beginning with Heading 2. Heading 3 items need to be nested under Heading 2 and so on. Do not skip heading numbers or use simple bold for heading text. This is for both consistency and accessibility. 

2. Make the font bold or italic.

3. Insert a bulleted list or a numbered list.

4. Decrease the indent or increase the indent of the selected text.

5. Block quotes sets off a quote by indenting it and increasing the font size.

6. Insert special characters.

screenshot of Text Editor steps 7-12

7. Make the text superscript or subscript. 

8. Link opens a pop-up window where you can add a URL to link the selected text another page. To remove a link, highlight the text, and click unlink.

9. Create an anchor in the text. Do not use spaces or capital letters in the anchor name.

10. Undo or redo a previous action.

11. Cut, copy or paste text.

12. Paste as plain text. This takes out the formatting carried over from text copied from another source. Be sure to use the clipboard with the "T" in it.

screenshot of Text Editor steps 13-17

13. Remove format from entered text. This is especially helpful when you want to strip away code and formatting from large blocks of text pasted from MS Word or another source. 

14. Insert a table.

15. Check source code.

16. Toggle to maximize and minimize the text editor screen.

17. The media browser accesses the media library. Use it to embed media (video, photos, etc.) in your content.