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WYSIWYG Editor - Formatting Tools

Cut

Toolbar Button: Cut

Keyboard Command: Ctrl+X

Cuts your selected text out of the document and places it on the clipboard so that it is available later for pasting.

The HTML Editor is a JavaScript program. Please note that most browsers will not allow JavaScript to copy to, or paste from, the clipboard. You'll most likely need to use the keyboard to cut text from your document. To cut with the keyboard, use Ctrl+X.

 

Copy

Toolbar Button: Copy

Keyboard Command: Ctrl+C

Copies your selected text to the clipboard so that it is available later for pasting.

The HTML Editor is a JavaScript program. Please note that most browsers will not allow JavaScript to copy to, or paste from, the clipboard. You'll most likely need to use the keyboard to copy text from your document. To copy with the keyboard, use Ctrl+C.

 

Paste as Plain Text

Toolbar Button: Paste Text

Pastes the contents of the clipboard into your document at the current cursor location, removing any HTML markup from the content, so that only the text is added. If you have text selected in your document, the pasted text will replace the selected text.

With the Paste as Plain Text method you will lose all formatting in the original content. However, this is the safest way to avoid copying in unwanted HTML code, especially when the original content comes from Microsoft Office applications. You'll need to add back any formatting you want to keep, using this editor.

Paste as Plain Text is the equivalent of copying into a text editor such as Notepad (Windows) or TextEdit (Mac), and then copying from the text editor and pasting to this editor. It streamlines that clumsy process into an integrated feature.

 

 

Paste From Word

Toolbar Button: Paste From Word

Keyboard Command: Ctrl+V or Shift+Insert

Pastes Word or other Office document contents that have been copied to the clipboard, into your document at the current cursor location. This function removes extra Microsoft Office-specific formatting and Active-X controls, both of which can adversely affect the display and size of your document. If you have text selected, the pasted content will replace the selected text.

This function is highly recommended whenever you copy from Word or other Office applications, from other web sites, and from emails. It's especially recommended if you create the entire document in Word and then copy it into the HTML Editor. If you use the Ctrl+V orShift+Insert keyboard commands, the editor will automatically detect whether the pasted content contains Word or Office code, and remove it. I.e., it will behave as if you had used this window.

 

 

Snippets

Toolbar Button: Template

Copies in pre-defined snippets to your document. thedatabank recommends starting from a template document, but even so, there may be times when a snippet may serve as the model for a section of your document.

This opens a popup window displaying images and descriptions of the snippets you can add. Click on the image of the snippet you want to add. If you click the "Replace entire document" checkbox at the bottom of the window, the snippet will become yourentire document, so use that option with care!

 

Print

Toolbar Button: Copy

Keyboard Command: Ctrl+P

Prints your document.

Note: Ctrl-P is a browser keystroke that will actually print the entire page, including content outside the HTML Editor. To print ONLY the content within the editor, you need to click the toolbar button.

 

Undo

Toolbar Button: Undo

Keyboard Command: Ctrl+Z

You can undo up to 19 steps.

 

Redo

Toolbar Button: Redo

Keyboard Command: Ctrl+Y or Ctrl+Shift+Z

If you used Undo to remove a change, and then decide you want to keep that change after all, redo puts your change back again. You can redo up to 19 Undo's.

 

Bold

Toolbar Button: Copy

Keyboard Command: Ctrl+B

Makes your selected text bold or, if already bold, un-bolds it. If nothing is selected, it bolds subsequent text that you type in.

 

Italics

Toolbar Button: Copy

Keyboard Command: Ctrl+I

Italicizes your selected text or, if already italicized, removes the italics. If nothing is selected, it italicizes subsequent text that you type in.

 

Underline

Toolbar Button: Copy

Keyboard Command: Ctrl+U

Underlines your selected text or, if already underlined, removes the underlining. If nothing is selected, it underlines subsequent text that you type in.

 

Remove Format

Toolbar Button: Remove Format

Removes a format added by the Format tool, or by the Bold, Italics, or Underline buttons.

 

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