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KB User's Guide - Documents Tab - Guide to WYSIWYG Editor buttons (What You See Is What You Get)

Click on any of the buttons in the image below and the description of that button will appear at the top of the page.

All Editor Buttons found in the Design (WYSIWIG) Editor

The image below shows the two bars of icons that appear above the Body field when editing a KB document in the Design or WYSIWYG editor.

DesignViewButtonsHeaderFontFont SizeFont ColorBackground ColorBoldItalicUnderlineStrikethroughSuperscriptSubscriptSpecial CharactersHorizontal RuleHorizontal Rule CSSText CSSRemove CSSUndoRedoRemove FormatToggle Full ScreenLinkUnlinkName AnchorMail LinkInsert ImageImage PropertiesUnordered ListOrdered ListUnordered ChecklistOrdered ChecklistIndentOutdentJustify LeftJustify CenterJustify RightJustify FullTableInsert Row AboveInsert Row BelowInsert Column LeftInsert Column RightRemove RowRemove ColumnTo the top anchorLink DocInclude DocInternal ContentExternal ContentOwner ContentInstitution Content

Editor Buttons and their Descriptions

Below, you will find the image of an Editor button and a description of its function.

select_header.gif  Select header. Highlighted text will be formatted with selected format. The dropdown list shows "Header 1" (largest)  through "Header 4" (smallest). The "Paragraph" option restores text to the default font and font size of your KB Site. The "PRE" option changes highlighted text to a fixed-width font (Courier).

select_font.gif  Select font style. Highlighted text will be formatted with selected font style. The drop down menu shows all the fonts available.

select_size.gif  Select font size. Highlighted text will be formatted with the selected font size. Select sizes 1 (smallest) to 7 (largest).

forecolor_on.gif  Highlighted text will be changed to the selected color.

backcolor_on.gif Background behind highlighted text will be changed to the selected color.

bold.gif Marks the highlighted text as bold.

italic.gif Italicize the highlighted text

underline.gifUnderline the highlighted text

strikethrough.gif Draw a line through the middle of the highlighted text.

superscript.gif Create small letters above the line of text.

subscript.gif Create small letters below the text baseline.

specialchar.gifInsert special characters. Click on this icon and see a table of special characters from which you can choose. Example:ââ„¢ , Ω, §, ñ and many more.

inserthorizontalrule.gif Insert horizontal rule.

hr_css.gif Popup box displays to configure CSS attributes of horizontal rule. Choose attributes from dropdown boxes, scroll to bottom of popup, click Insert HR.

text_css.gif Popup displays to configure CSS attributes for selected text. Choose attributes from dropdown boxes, scroll to bottom of popup. click Apply Text CSS

remove_css.gif Removes CSS from where cursor is placed or from highlighted text.

undo.gif Undo typing.

redo.gif Redo typing.

removeformat.gif Remove formatting.

fullscreentoggle.gif Click to expand editor window to full screen. Click again to return to standard size.

link.gif Insert Hyperlink.

unlink.gif Remove Hyperlink from URL.

anchor.gif Insert anchor tag.

maillink.gif Insert Mailto link. Click here to insert clickable link to an email address.

insertimage.gif Popup will display to enter path to saved image. This tag is rarely used. For more info see KB User's Guide - Documents Tab - Inserting an Image from a URL

editimage.gif  Popup will display to configure attributes of Image. This tag is rarely used. For more info see Item 6 in document  KB User's Guide - Documents Tab - Inserting an Image from a URL

insertunorderedlist.gif Insert bulleted (unordered) list.

insertorderedlist.gif Insert numbered (ordered) list

indent.gif Increase the indent level of the paragraph.

outdent.gif Decrease the indent level of the paragraph.

justifyleft.gif Align text to the left.

justifycenter.gif  Center text.

justifyright.gif  Align text to the right.

justifyfull.gif  Align text along both left and right margins.

inserttable.gif  Insert Table. Clicking on this button yields a Table Properties form.

insertrowabove.gif  Insert row above.

insertrowbelow.gif Insert row below.

insertcolumnleft.gif Insert column to the left.

insertcolumnright.gif Insert column to the right.

deleterow.gif Delete row.

deletecolumn.gif Delete column.


Custom Tags

toptopDesign  TopTop (<div class="to-kb-doc-top-anchor"><a href="#">To the top</a></div>)
Inserts a link that leads to the top of the KB Doc. This link can be edited as desired.   

feedbackform.png Feedback Form (<div class="kbInPageForm"></div>)
Inserts Feedback form into a document. This feedback can collect user information and be emailed to a specific person in your KB Group. Please see KB User's Guide - Documents Tab - Embed a Generic Comment/Feedback Form into a KB Document for details and instructions.  

linkdoc.gif Linkdoc (<a class="linkdoc">...</a>)
Insert link in to KB Doc. Allows up to six layers of inclusion.   

includedoc.gif Includedoc (<a class="includedoc">...</a>)
You may build documents that include 'body' elements from other documents, which by themselves include 'body' elements from yet more documents. The "Includedoc Chain" can go up to eighty layers deep (so there is no infinite looping). When the depth limit is reached, the last layer of 'IncludeDoc'(s) is converted into 'LinkDoc'(s). Access permissions, 'LinkDoc' tags, 'Htmlentity' tags, etc. are all honored along the "IncludeDoc chain". Infinite loops are prevented without enforcing any depth limit. For more info see KB User's Guide - Documents Tab - IncludeDoc and Dynamic Web Page Content .

internal.gif Internal Content (<span class="internal">...</span>)
Text visible on internal KB sites only

external.gif External Content (<span class="external">...</span>)
Text visible on external KB sites only

ownersite.gif Owner site custom tag (<span class="ownersite">...</span>)
This tag allows authors to embed site specific content anywhere within a KB document (or news item). Site specific content is visible to owner site only even when the document is shared across multiple sites / groups / institutions.

ownerinst.gif Owner institution tag (<span class="ownerinstitution">...</span>)
This tag allows authors to embed institution specific content anywhere within a KB document (or news item). Institution specific content is visible to owner institution sites only, even when a document is shared across multiple campuses / schools.

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Keywords:WYSIWYG Editor Icon Definitions "What You See Is What You Get" font header style size color background bold italicize to top totop ToTop highlight highlighted underline text strikethrough subscript superscript insert special characters copyright horizontal rule insert HR CSS attributes remove CSS undo typing redo typing remove formatting full screen toggle expand insert hyperlink remove hyperlink URL anchor Mailto email image bulleted unordered numbered ordered increase indent decrease align left right center margins table row above column below delete linkdoc includedoc internal external owner site custom tag owner institution link include doc feedback form feed back form to top totop   Doc ID:14797
Owner:Teresa A.Group:KB User's Guide
Created:2010-08-04 19:00 CDTUpdated:2017-04-03 14:47 CDT
Sites:KB Demo, KB Demo - Child Demo, KB User's Guide
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