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Using the Editor

The effective visibility for this content is 'public' (anyone, anywhere can view).
  • It is visible to the content author.
  • It is viewable by members of Commons Project.
  • The author has explicitly defined its visibility as public.

Visibility

The effective visibility for this content is 'public' (anyone, anywhere can view).
  • It is visible to the content author.
  • It is viewable by members of Commons Project.
  • The author has explicitly defined its visibility as public.

Group Edit

Any member of the group(s) containing this item may edit it.

Comments disallowed

Users are not allowed to post any more comments on the item.

Overview

The HTML editor in Commons is a simple but flexible tool for adding content to the site.  It is comprised of an expandable and scrollable region, with a header bar filled with icons at the top, and a relatively large box for entering text beneath that. The bottom right corner of the region has triangular grab handle, which you can use to resize the box to display more text. Modern web-browsers will recognize the box as a text entry area and may supply edit undo and spell-checking functionality, which will underline misspelled words.

Editor image

Button Groups

Styles
  • Applied to the entire paragraph
  • A dropdown list of styles that integrate with the overall look and feel of Commons
  • To undo a styling just select it again from the dropdown; it's a toggle
Fonts
  • Applied to a text selection
  • Bold, italic and strike-through are currently supported for the basic editor
Paragraph
  • Applied to the current text block
  • Ordered lists, unordered lists, increase indent, decrease indent and blockquote are available in the basic editor
HTML Actions
Breaks
  • Inserts an HTML break element at the cursor.
  • Teaser break allows the author some control over what text appears in list views. If no teaser break is included with your content, one will be automatically inserted. This may leave potential readers unable to figure out the topic of your post. A single sentence with a teaser break can be used to reduce ambiguity.
  • A page break is available when you have a long post and you wish to control pagination. This is rarely used.

Switch to plain text editor

If you are comfortable with HTML then sometimes a task is just easier by editing the content as HTML text. For example, if you are modifying a list of small images. In this case you can click on the "Switch to plain text" link and the editor will switch to showing you the HTML code. Please note that only a limited set of HTML tags are available and you cannot add styling.