Website Administrator Console Manual - Using the Text Editor

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Website Administrator Console Manual
Accessing the Administrator Console
Administrator Console Overview
Updating Static Content
Managing Articles (Content Items)
Managing Menus
Using the Text Editor
Managing Images
Updating Contact Details
Managing your Shopping Cart
Managing your Newsletters
Administrator Console User Accounts
Your Website Statistics
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Using the Text Editor

The text editor allows you to control your content without knowing how to program in the language of web pages. It's much like a document editor you may have on your PC.

The text editor is pre-programed with the 'styles' of your website. This means that the content you create will always be consistent across your entire website and removes the need for you to manually adjust text size, colour and font.

This is what the text editor looks like:

 

Text Editor

 

Important: If you're copying content from a document editor such as Microsoft Word, paste your content into a Plain Text program such as Notepad first, then copy from notepad and paste into the text editor. This process strips out the formatting information from the document editor which is not compatable with the Text Editor. (Notepad is available from the Accessories menu in Windows)

This table explains what each button does:

Button
Name and explanation
Bold button
Bold. This button marks highlighted text as bold, like this
Italics button
Italic. This button marks highlighted text as italic, like this
Underline button
Underline. This button marks highlighted text as underlined, like this
Strikethrough button
Strikethrough. This button marks hightlighted text as strikethrough, like this
Align-left button
Align left. This button aligns the highlighted text to the left, making each line start at the same point
Center Align button
Align center. This button aligns the highlighted text in the center
Right Align button
Align right. This button aligns the highlighted text to the right, making each line finish at the same point
Align Full button
Align full. This button aligns the highlighted text as full, otherwise known as Justified, which stretches the text so each line starts and finishes at the same point
Style selector
This drop-down box sets the style of the selected content using the pre-set styles of your website
Format selector
This drop-down box set the format of the selected text including setting the heading numbers
Unordered list button
Unordered list. This button creates bullet points for each line of the highlighted text
Ordered list button
Ordered list. This button creates numbered point for each line of the highlighted text
Outdent button
Outdent. This button decreases an indent (see the button below)
Indent button
Indent. This button inserts an indent, which creates a space to the left of the text
Undo button
Undo. This button reverts the previous step allowing you to go backwards if you make a mistake
Redo button
Redo. This button repeats a step that has just been 'undone' using the Undo button
Link button
Insert/Edit link. This button inserts a new hyperlink to another page or another website for the highlighted text, or edits an existing link
Unlink button
Unlink. This button removes an existing link in the highlighted text
Anchor button
Insert/Edit Anchor. This button inserts an anchor at the current insertion point, allowing you to create links to a point in a particular page
Insert Image button
Insert/Edit Image. This button inserts a new image within the content, or edits an existing and highlighted image
Cleanup Messy Code button
Cleanup messy code. This button removes redundant HTML code and corrects coding errors that may have been pasted or created through editing the content
Help button
Help. This button provides information on the Text Editor software including links to the website of the software developers
HTML button
HTML. This button opens a popup window to display the underlying code - the HTML - of the content in the text editor for advanced (manual) editing
Preview button
Preview. This button provides a preview of how your content will appear on your website
Find button
Find. This button allows you to find specific text within your content
Find and Replace button
Find & Replace. This button finds and replaces all instances of specified text
Insert Date button
Insert date. This button inserts a date field within your content
Insert Time button
Insert time. This button inserts a time field within your content
Emotions button
Emotions. This button inserts small icon images representing emotions within your content
Inser new layer button
Insert new layer. This button inserts a new layer on the Z axis - advanced editing
Move Forward button
Move forward. This button moves the selection forward on the Z axis - advanced editing
Move Backward button
Move backward. This button moves the selection backward on the Z axis - advanced editing
Toggle Absolute Positioning button
Toggle absolute positioning. This button turns on or off the absolute positioning of a new layer
Insert Horizontal Rule button
Insert horizontal rule. This button inserts a simple horizontal line in the content - full page width
Remove Formatting button
Remove formatting. This button removes formatting code from selected text
Toggle Guidelines button
Toggle guidelines/Invisible elements. This button shows or hides non-printing elements such as the outlines of tables
Subscript button
Subscript. This button makes the selected text smaller and low on the line
Superscript button
Superscript. This button makes the selected text smaller and high on the line
Insert Custom Character button
Insert custom character. This button inserts a special character that may not be available on your keyboard
Horizontal Rule button
Horizontal rule. This button inserts a horizontal line accross the content allowing you to specify the width and height
Insert Flash button
Insert/edit Flash movie. This button allows you to insert a Flash movie within your content
Insert Table button
Inserts a new table. This button will insert a new table and allow you to specify the size and properties
Row Properties button
Table row properties. This button will open a popup window to edit the properties of the currently selected row
Cell Properties button
Table cell properties. This button will open a popup window to edit the properties of the currently selected cell
Insert Row Before button
Insert row before. This button will insert a new row above the currently selected row
Insert Row After button
Insert row after. This button will insert a new row beneath the currently selected row
Delete Row button
Delete row. This button will remove the currently selected row of a table
Insert Column Before button
Insert column before. This button will insert a new column in the table to the left of the currently selected column
Insert Column After button
Insert column after. This button will insert a new column in the table to the right of the currently selected column
Delete Column button
Delete column. This button will removed the selected column of a table
Split Table Cells button
Split table cells. This button will split a single cell of a table into multiple cells
Merge Table Cells button
Merge table cells. This button will merge highlighted cells of a table into a single cell
Toggle Fullscreen Mode button
Toggle fullscreen mode. This button allows you to expand the Text Editor to fill the screen, or revert back to normal size
Edit CSS button
Edit CSS style. This allows you to edit a style, though use with caution as it will impact all pages on your website that use the style you edit
Visual Control Characters button
Visual control characters on/off. This controls the visibility of non-printing characters such as carriage returns
Embedded Media button
Insert / edit embedded media. Use this button to insert media such as video and other advanced content. Do not use it to insert images. See above for the Insert Image button.
Insert Space button
Insert non-breaking space character. On the web, multiple and consecutive spaces are ignored. Use this button to insert more than one consecutive space, though this is almost never the best solution - using tables is a trouble-free way of aligning text and images.

 

When using the text editor you may wish to insert images. See the Article Index for the page on Managing Images.

If you require further assistance with using the text editor, please contact us directly.