In every rich-text field in the VoterVoice system, you are able to edit the styles and formatting of the text you enter. This article is a brief overview of the most commonly used options in the text editor. The options are all located in the toolbar at the top of the text area, as shown here:
This button allows you to directly edit the html and css of the content and should only be considered for more advanced users.
This button allows you to paste in text from an outside source in order to remove any formatting code that may not be compatible with other readers.
The button allows you to undo successive actions you've completed in the content area one at a time. It will remove typing, images, formatting, etc...
This button allows you to toggle on/off "SCAYT" - Spell Check As You Type. Turning this on will result in a squiggly red line under any misspelled words in the content.
This button allows you to hyperlink the highlighted text to a webpage or a file that you upload to our server.
This button allows you to upload an image to the VoterVoice server from your computer and include that image in the content wherever your cursor is placed. You can adjust the image size and even wrap text around it in the image properties pop-up you see when you click the button.
The button allows you to add a table of any size. You specify the number of rows and columns, the overall width of the table, and whether or not there are borders along the cell lines. Removing the borders is a good way to place text into columns like you see in a newspaper.
This button allows you to add a horizontal line across the full width of the content area. This is useful to separate sections of a longer message, such as an email with multiple stories or topics.
These buttons allow you to make sections of text bold, italicized, or underlined. These are useful tools to draw attention to certain text, but their overuse can prove distracting.
These buttons allow you to take the highlighted lines of text and create a numbered or bulleted list. This is useful for showing various options to descriptions that apply to the topic above.
These buttons allow you to change the justification / alignment of a block of text, essentially deciding how the text will line up.
These dropdown menus allow you to change the style of lettering and the size of the lettering for the text in your content area. It is generally suggested that you choose a single font for the content of your whole message, though varying the size can help to bring attention to headlines other such text.
The button allows you to change the color of the selected text. This is useful for drawing attention to certain language but too many changes in color can be visually confusing to the reader.