You can type text in the Web Page Editor window just as you would in any word processing or web authoring tool. As you type the text, it reflects the default formatting, but you can use the toolbar icons and controls above the main window to change the formatting as desired. Alternatively, you can set up the desired formatting options before adding any text so that the specified formatting is applied as you type. The formatting options supported by the Web Page Editor provide flexibility but also ensure that your published content will be presented well in both Player and document outputs.
Note: You can preset the default font settings and background color for the Web Page Editor using Tools, Options. These defaults apply to all newly created web pages, but not those that already exist. This feature is useful in helping to set consistent standards for the appearance of your web pages.
Font - Changes the font family/style of the selected text.
Font size - Changes the font size of the selected text.
- Bolds the selected text.
- Italicizes the selected text.
- Underlines the selected text.
- Aligns the paragraph to the left of the web page.
- Aligns the paragraph to the center of the web page.
- Aligns the paragraph to the right of the web page.
- Justifies the paragraph.
- Formats the text as a bulleted list.
- Formats the text as a numbered list.
- Changes the color of the selected text.
- Changes the background color of the web page. The background color setting always applies to the entire web page, regardless of its contents (text and/or other graphics).
Note: In new web pages, numbered lists take the font style and size set in the web page default options (in new web pages) or in immediately preceding text if different from the default settings. However, you can change the numbering style and size by applying formatting to the text in the list paragraphs (that is, applying text formatting after applying the numbered list paragraph format). In addition, you can change the color of the numbers or bullets in lists by applying a text color to the text in the list paragraphs. You cannot change the size or style of the bullets, however.
Several of the formatting controls are toggle commands, namely, bold, italic, underline, numbered list, and bulleted list. This means that clicking the toolbar button once applies the format and clicking a second time removes the format.
The Web Page Editor also supports both paragraph returns (ENTER or CTRL+M) and line breaks (SHIFT+ENTER or CTRL+SHIFT+M). These elements are useful in controlling the layout of your web pages. For example, you can use a line break in a bulleted paragraph to create the type of layout.
You can use nonbreaking spaces to keep two or more adjacent words in the same line of text. For example, you can use nonbreaking spaces between the parts of a multiword product name to ensure that the name always appears as a unit and is never broken across lines by text wrapping. This provides some control over how your web pages are displayed in the user's browser, even if the browser window is resized.
In addition to typing text directly in the Web Page Editor, you can also add text (and graphics) created in an external application using copy and paste. However, the pasted selection might appear somewhat different than the original depending on the formatting used. Any formatting not supported by the Web Page Editor, such as tables and sub- and superscripts, is removed when the web page is saved.
To add and format text in a web page:
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