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How to use Article Editor

Getting started with TinyMCE and basic things you need to know!

If you are not familiar with html, css or web publishing, here are a few simple commands you should know that will allow you to create simple but interesting articles.

Bold, italic, underlined, strikethroughFont style - Highlight your text and use these 4 buttons to make text bold, italic, underlined, or strike-through.

Font formatText Format for size and headings - To make your articles interesting, highlight your text and use this drop-down menu to create a variety of different styles of headings with different attributes. You can use this to quickly make text large, bold, italic and so on.

 

 

 

 

 

AlignAlignment - Highlight your text or select an image and use these buttons to Align text, images or other content left, right, center, and full.

Insert imageInsert/Edit Image - To insert an image, place the cursor in the desired location and press this button. A pop-up dialog box will appear that lets you enter in the Image URL and other information about how the image will display.

Insert linkInsert/Edit Link - To insert or edit a link, select the linked text and press this button. A pop-up dialog displays that lets you enter details about the link.

Insert or edit linkImportant note about external links! - It is important to note that any article published on this website that contains links to other websites on the Internet, the links need to open "In a new browser window" or "Target blank" for readers. This is done in the drop-down menu of the "Insert/edit link" dialog box. For target, choose the the option "Open in new window (_blank)".

To make a button or image Click-able to another article or website - To make a button or image click-able to another article or website, you can use a combination of the last three explanations. First insert the image or button into your article where you want it. Then click the image to highlight it. Then click the "Insert/edit link" button in the toolbarInsert/edit link and enter the URL of the link and update your article. This will make the image or button click-able to the other article or website!

UnlinkUnlink - To remove a link, highlight the linked text and press this button.

 

 

If you want to edit the article html directly

There are two way that you can directly edit the html for your article if you know what you are doing!

Note; This function can also be used to quickly copy an article. You can view the html and copy it for use in a second article that is very similar. This will save a lot of time if you have spent a large amount of time formatting a particular article.

1. Edit HTML SourceEdit HTML Source - If you click this button, a pop-up displays showing the HTML source code for your article and allowing you to edit the HTML source code directly.

Short explanation for each of the buttons in the TinyMCE editor

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Bold, italic, underlined, strikethroughFont style - Make text bold, italic, underlined, or strike-through.

AlignAlignment - Align text, images or other content left, right, center, and full.

 

Font formatText Format - Select predefined formats for Paragraph, Address, Heading1, and so on.

 

  

  

  

  

ListsIndentText List formatting - Unordered List, Ordered list, Out-dent (move left) and Indent (indent right).

Undo/redoUndo/redo - Undo (Ctrl+Z) and Re-do (Ctrl+Y) the formatting you just made to your article.

Insert linkInsert/Edit Link - To insert or edit a link, select the linked text and press this button. A pop-up dialog displays that lets you enter details about the link.

UnlinkUnlink - To remove a link, highlight the linked text and press this button.

Insert anchorInsert/edit anchor - Creates a named anchored which can be used as a target to jump to when using a link.

Insert imageInsert/Edit Image - To insert an image, place the cursor in the desired location and press this button. A pop-up dialog displays that lets you enter in the Image URL and other information about how the image will display.

Clean messy codeCleanup Messy Code - This button allows you to clean up HTML code, perhaps from HTML text that you copied in from another source.

Edit HTML SourceEdit HTML Source - A pop-up displays showing the HTML source code, allowing you to edit the HTML source code.

 

Text directionText direction - Direction Left to Right and Direction Right to Left. These buttons allow you to enter or change the text direction, for example for languages that read right to left.

 

Insert Horizontal RulerInsert Horizontal Ruler - Adds a horizontal ruler to your page.

Remove FormattingRemove Formatting - Removes formatting from text copied from somewhere else.

Toggle Guidelines/Invisible elementsToggle Guidelines/Invisible elements - Toggles the invisible elements of your article.

Subscript and SuperscriptSubscript, Superscript - For adding scientific notation to your text. 

Insert Custom CharacterInsert Custom Character -  Choose from a selection of custom text characters.

Horizontal RuleHorizontal Rule - Applies horizontal rule

Last modified on Wednesday, 08 May 2013 23:05