How do I format content?
This article provides information on how to format content primarily using the WYSIWYG editor, which stands for What You See Is What You Get. A WYSIWYG editor makes it easy to format content, including:
- Changing alignment;
- Inserting images;
- Adding bullets or numbered lists;
- Adding pages;
- Creating tables;
- Adding links;
- Changing the color of text;
- and more.
You can also access the html source through the WYSIWYG to format content using html, including adding paragraph tags (<p>), line breaks (<br>), formatting (<b>, <i>, <u>) and other more advanced html.
The WYSIWYG editor is available throughout the ePublishing system.
You can type or paste your content directly in the body field.
To paste content from your clipboard into the wysiwyg editor without any formatting or styling, use Ctrl+Shift+V in Windows and cmd+shift+p on a Mac.
Highlight the text you want to apply formatting to, and click the icon. For example, if you'd like to make a word bold, highlight that word and click the B icon in the tool.
To add a hyperlink, highlight text you want linked and click on the link icon.
Set the hyperlinks.new.tab.value System Setting to True to precheck the "Open in new tab" box
To create a table, click the table icon.
Hover over the boxes to set the number of columns and rows, highlighted in blue. Click on the bottom-right blue corner of your selection to insert the table.
When the table appears in the body, click on it and more formatting tools will appear.
- Table header
- Delete table
- Insert/delete row
- Insert/delete column
- Table style
- Cell formatting/splitting
- Cell background color
- Vertical alignment
- Horizontal alignment
- Cell style
If you are working in source mode, you must switch back to wysiwyg mode before you can save!