WebBlocks, Rich Text Editor

 "Rich Text" Editor
The WYSIWYG ("What You See Is What You Get") Rich Text Editor is an element that allows you to manipulate the HTML functions that are used to create and lay out your content, without even knowing that you are doing so.

These functions mirror those supported by HTML format. To put it more clearly, if it is not possible to do something using HTML, then it will not be possible to do it in this editor. For this reason, there are certain differences between this rich text editor and a classic word processor, such as MS Word®, especially concerning formatting. For example, HTML does not support double justification (left and right at the same time). Therefore, you cannot format in this way, as opposed to formatting using MS Word®.

This simple and intuitive text editor lets you create custom layouts. It works a lot like a classic word processor like Word from MS Office®. 90% of the icons used are similar to those you'll find in any word processor like MS Word®. By mousing over an icon for a few seconds, a tooltip text will appear explaining what it means.


 
 Main Tab

Like in a word processor, the rich text editor has a toolbar to let you format your text. For example, you can put text in boldface, italics, change it's colour, size and style.

You will notice a dropdown select list called "Style". It's important for consistency in your site to use, as often as possible, the predefined text styles.

These styles (Header, Main title, Sub title, Main text, Short text, Currency, etc.) are those used throughout your site. When you change your site design, all the texts you've formated with these styles will automatically be updated and adapt to the new design, using the fonts and colours predefined by the global style settings.

Otherwise, if you specify at one point, a text to be "Arial, size 3, red, bold", your text's font will stay "Arial, size 3, red, bold".
To stay professional looking, limit as much as possible the use of "Font Name", "Size" and "Font Colour".
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 Layout Tab

The Layout tab lets you format your content (texts and images). You can also insert bullet lists or numbered lists into your paragraphs.
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 Insert Tab

Here you can insert links or images into your content. You also have tools to create and format tables.

Tables are intended to be used to display data with labled lines and columns, but HTML tables have long been useful for easily setting up neat looking page layouts. The technique is to begin your document with a table containing one cell (or more). In this cell, you can then add as many tables and sub-tables as you want.

Why use tables?
Simply because tables have very powerful alignment functions. If you use a table for each subset of your document, to change the formatting of one of them, all you have to do is simply change the alignment properties of the related table, which is relatively simple.

You can add an H tag (h1, h2, etc.) to your text content for search engine optimisation. By clicking on the HTML button, you can view the html code that your rich text editor has generated.
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