The Text Editor is the object that places text and images on the page, so you will likely use it often. Most features are self-explanatory. Simply highlight the text that you want to change and select the appropriate options along the top bar. The options include functions such as Bold, Italic, Underline, Strike-through, and the alignment and bullet features. All of the options in the Text Editor are explained below:
Show/hide advanced tools - Turns on and off additional features in the text editor, including the option to insert and edit tables.
Bold - Bolds, or intensifies selected text.
Italic - Places emphasis on selected text.
Underline - Places an underscore beneath selected text.
Left Align - Aligns selected paragraph(s) to the left. This is the default setting for all text.
Center Align - Centers selected paragraph(s) within the page or text object.
Right Align - Aligns selected paragraph(s) to the right-hand side of the page or text object.
Align Full - Aligns selected paragraph(s) to both sides of the page or text object.
Format - Allows a predefined format to be applied to the selected text.
Font Family - Changes the font of selected text to one of the selectable web-compatible fonts.
Font Size - Used to increase/decrease the size of selected text.
Cut - Removes selected objects and/or text, so that you may "paste" them into another location.
Copy - Makes a copy of selected objects and/or text, so that you may "paste" them into another location.
Paste as Plain Text - Places copied objects and/or text into the current location without formatting as plain text.
Paste from Word - Places copied objects and/or text into the current location. If you are pasting content from Microsoft™ Word or other word processing softwares, the Paste feature will automatically remove all non-compatible, extraneous code.
Unordered List (Bullets) - Indents and initiates the prefixing of each new line with circular bullet points.
Ordered List (Numbered) - Indents and initiates the prefixing of each new line with automatically-incremented numbers.
Unindent - Exempts the selected paragraph or line from an indention mandated by the Ordered List, Unordered List, or Indent buttons.
Indent - Indents selected text or paragraphs to set them apart from others.
Undo - Takes back your last action. You may also use the keyboard shortcut (Control + Z) to attain the same results.
Redo - Employed when you undo more actions than you intended. The Redo feature will undo the last use of the undo feature.
Link - Links selected text or image to an external site, internal page, or email address.
Unlink - Removes links to an external site, internal page, or email address on selected text or image.
Anchor - Inserts an anchor marker which can be linked to using the Link function.
Insert Image - Place an image from the website's files into the Text Editor. The feature also allows you to specify the dimensions, alignment of images and numerous other image attributes.
Font Color - Used to specify the color of selected text.
Line Background Color -Colors the linespace surrounding the selected text.
Insert/Modify Table - Inserts a table to the editor for organizational purposes. Refer to the "Working With Tables in the Text Editor" section below for a detailed description of this feature.
Table Row Properties (Only available when table is present and selected) - Enables setting of numerous table row properties.
Table Cell properties (Only available when table is present and selected) - Enables setting of numerous table cell properties.
Insert Row Before (Only available when table is present and selected) - Inserts row above row where cursor is present.
Insert Row After (Only available when table is present and selected) - Inserts row beneath row where cursor is present.
Delete Row (Only available when table is present and selected) - Deletes row where cursor is present.
Insert Column Before (Only available when table is present and selected) - Inserts new column to the left of the row where cursor is present.
Insert Column After (Only available when table is present and selected) - Inserts new column to the right of the row where cursor is present.
Remove Column (Only available when table is present and selected) - Deletes column where cursor is present.
Split Merged Table Cells (Only available when table is present and selected) - Splits table cells which were previously merged using the Merge Table Cells function.
Merge Table Cells (Only available when table is present and selected) - Merges table cells to one cell. To use, highlight the cells to be merged and then click the Merge Table Cells icon.
Insert Horizontal Rule - Inserts a thin, horizontal divider in a color of your choosing to separate sections of content.
Remove Formatting - Removes formatting from selected text.
Sub- and Superscript - Degrades or elevates selected text and reduces font size.
Custom Character - Inserts custom characters and symbols such as copyright or trademark.
Insert Embedded Media - Inserts embedded media such as video or flash files.
Spellcheck - Toggles the spellcheck on/off.
Upload file - Allows the upload of files to the server without having to navigate to the File Manager.
Preview - Allows for a quick preview of the copy created without template.
And at the bottom of the Text Editor...
HTML View - Allows for viewing and editing of HTML code generated by the Text Editor.
Cancel - Cancels use of the Text Editor and returns to the Page Editor without saving any changes or work accomplished.
Update - Saves work accomplished in the Text editor to the Page editor.
Working With Tables in the Text Editor
Tables can be extremely useful in page design, especially when images and text are used together or when additional organization is required. Access table attributes for editing by selecting the table and then clicking the Insert/Modify Table button or right-clicking inside the table. All of the table options are explained below:
Columns - The number placed in this field will determine the number of vertical columns in the table.
Rows - Dictates the number of horizontal rows that will comprise the table.
Width - Dictates the overall width of the table. By default, this option is set to 100%, meaning that the table will expand to fill the width of the content area. You may also specify an exact pixel width by placing a number in this field and leaving off the percent symbol.
Padding - Dictates the amount of spacing, in pixels, that lines the inside of each table cell.
Spacing - Dictates the number of pixels between each table cell.
Border - Dictates the width, in pixels, of the table’s external border. If this field is left at its default setting of zero, there will be no border around the table.
Background Color - Dictates the color that will underlie any content placed within the table.
Border Color - Dictates the border’s color, provided that you have specified a border of at least “1”.