Inserting and Formatting 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. 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, Google Docs, your email, etc.:

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).
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If you are using a PC
  • Copy (using ctrl + C) and paste (using ctrl + V) your text from Word into the WYSIWYG editor.

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 Formats menu.

Formatting text as paragraph

Click on the Formats menu on the toolbar. From the dropdown menu that appears, click on Blocks, then Paragraph (for normal text). For Headings, select the heading format that you wish to apply to your text. Learn more about formatting text and other elements on the Formatting Text 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.