How to use the text editor

The Text Editor is used to add text, images, hyperlinks, media and more to your website.

  1. Bold icon: Click to bold selected text. If text is not selected, when you begin typing the text will become bold. Each consecutive click will toggle this function on and off.
  2. Italic Icon: Click to italicise selected text. If text is not selected, when you begin typing the text will become italicised. Each consecutive click will toggle this function on and off.
  3. Underline Icon: Click to underline selected text. If text is not selected, when you begin typing the text will become underlined. Each consecutive click will toggle this function on and off.
  4. Unordered List: Add a bullet style to your list.
  5. Ordered List: Add a numbered style to your list.
  6. Indent: Click to increase the left paragraph indent. Each consecutive click will move text further to the right. If text is not selected, the cursor will indent.
  7. Outdent: Click to decrease the left paragraph indent. Each consecutive click will move text further to the left. If text is not selected, the cursor will indent.
  8. Undo: This will undo your previous action.
  9. Redo: This will undo your previous action.
  10. Insert/Edit Link Icon:  Select the text or image that you would like to make into a hyperlink, and click this icon. A pop-up window will appear. Type in the full URL of the link or the email address. You may browse for a file you wish to link your text/image to. If the text or image has an existing link it will show up here - just type over the top to modify it, or remove it to delete the link. Click 'Insert' to save changes.  Unlink Icon: Breaks the link you wish to unlink.
  11. Insert/Edit Anchor: Anchors are links you wish to link to on the same page. You should put anchors where you want to link to.
    • Place the cursor where you would like to insert an anchor.
    • Click on the anchor link.
    • Name the anchor (preferably with no spaces) and click 'insert'.
    • Highlight the copy you would like to link to the anchor (= the ship).
    • Click the link icon in the popup, choose the newly created anchor from the anchor drop-down.
    • Click “insert”.
  12. HTML: Allows you to edit the HTML source code.
  13. Insert Horizontal Ruler: Adds a line between content.
  14. Toggle guidelines/invisible elements: This is mainly used for tables.
  15. Format: Select predefined formats for Paragraph, Address, Heading1, etc...
  16. Paste from word: Paste content in from Word (We recommend pasting in from another 'plain text' source, ie: notepad, where all styling has been removed.).
  17. Inserts a new table: Opens a popup to create a new table.
  18. Table rows - Merge table cells: These are all relate to table editing.
  19. Insert/edit embedded media: To insert embedded media (such as Flash), place the cursor at the desired location and click this icon. A pop-up dialog will display that allows you to enter the Type, File or URL, and other information about the media.
  20. WYSIWYG Image/Field: Please refer to, Manage site > Help > Add images to Text Editor.