Inserting Text

Text is usually added to a page using WYSIWYG editor. If you need to insert text, you can either type it in, or paste it in from a plain text editor. 

Do not copy text from your email or any word processing software (such as Google Docs or Microsoft Word) and paste it into your website. Doing so will cause formatting issues and unnecessary code to be added to your web pages.

To avoid introducing unnecessary code into your page, please follow these steps.

Pasting Text

When pasting content into the editor, if you plan to use text written in Microsoft Word:

If you are using a Mac:

  1. Copy (using Command + C) and paste (using Command + V) your text from Word into TextEdit.
  2. In TextEdit, select the text, and go to Format > Make Plain Text.
  3. Select all (Command + A) of the plain text and Copy (Command + C).
  4. Paste it (Command + V) into the WYSIWYG editor of your page.

Note: If you go to the TextEdit Preferences and select Plain Text in the Format section, you can skip Step 2 (above).
Update TextEdit preferences

If you are using a PC:

Whether you are using a Mac or PC, do not select the Paste as Plain Text icon in the WYSIWYG editor. Using paste as plain text removes space between words and corrupts text formatting.

Formatting Text

Format text using the items in the WYSIWYG toolbar, including the Format menu.

WYSIWYG Editor with Paragraph selected from the Formatting dropdown

Click on the down-facing arrow to the right of where it says Format on the toolbar. From the dropdown menu that appears, click on Paragraph (for normal text) or select the heading format that you wish to apply to your text. Learn more about formatting text and other elements on the Styles and Formats page.

You can use the other items on the toolbar to format your text as well. Highlight a word, phrase, etc. then click on the appropriate tool to apply bolding, add bullet points, etc. Learn more on the WYSIWYG editor page.