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Get to know the MindTouch editor

This page applies to:MindTouch Responsive

The MindTouch editor is easy to use and offers many style and formatting options for your content. To access the editor and all its functionalities, simply click Edit on the MindTouch toolbar.


Editor tools




Save and Cancel
  • Save saves the page. 
  • Cancel exits out of the editor and abandons any changes you have made.

  • Source: View and edit the HTML source for the page.
  • Show Blocks: See the content blocks in WYSIWYG mode to better identify how content is formatted.

Who is editing?

See who else is editing the document you are working on.


Cut selected content (Flash is required in order for the elements to work in non-IE browsers).
Copy selected content (Flash is required in order for the elements to work in non-IE browsers).
Paste Paste cut or copied content.
Paste as Plain Text paste plain text.png Paste formatted text as plain text to strip it of any formatting.
Paste from Word Paste.Word.png

Paste Microsoft Word content to translate Microsoft Word content to HTML. Further review is required, however, to ensure the desired effect has been achieved.


Undo your last action.

Redo your last action.

Find a word or phrase on the page.

Find and replace text on the current page. Note that this doesn't support global find and replace, but you can use global variables to help alleviate the need for global find and replace.
Select All

Select all of the content in the editor.
Insert Horizontal Line Create a horizontal line across your entire MindTouch document.
Insert Special Character Insert special characters into your documentation.
Page Break Insert a page break to force text onto the next line. 
Content reuse content_reuse icon.png Open the Content reuse dialog in which to specify the reused page path and section. 

Change the font for selected text.
Font Size

Change the font size for selected text.
Text Color

Change the text color for the text that you've selected. 
Background Color

Highlight selected text. 
Bold Bold selected text.

Italicize selected text.

Underline selected text.

Strikes a line through selected text.

Set the text to be a subscript of other text.

This sets the text to be a superscript of other text.

Insert a code block or apply a code block to selected text.
Regular text Exclude selected text from being parsed by the editor.
Remove Format

Remove all of the formatting from the selected content.

Insert/Remove Numbered List

Add or remove a numbered list to your page.
Bulleted List

Add or remove a bulleted list to your page.

Definition List

Add a definition list to your page. Hitting enter/return after a definition term adds the styling for the definition description.
Decrease Indent

Decrease the indent of selected content.
Increase Indent

Increase the indent of selected text.
Align Left

Left justify selected text.

Center justify selected text.
Align Right

Right justify selected text.

Block justify selected text.

Select a heading level to apply to the text or select Normal to default to the base level. Each level has its respective formatting that can be controlled at a global level via CSS.


The Styles drop-down menu provides the following style options:

  • None: Default to the normal style in the editor.
  • <pre>Format: Add a <pre> block around the content and apply additional formatting.
  • Blockquote: Apply a block quote around the selected text and apply corresponding formatting.
  • Comment: Insert an inline comment that is only visible to the editors and authors of the page and is hidden from the viewers. Use to provide guidelines for the styling and formatting of the content, comments contain meta data for the author and date when the comment was last edited.
  • Conditional Text (Anonymous only): Insert a block of text that is only shown to visitors who are not logged into MindTouch if the page is public.
  • Conditional Text (Community-Member only): Insert a block of text that is only shown to Community Members
  • Conditional Text (Pro-Member only): Insert a block of text that is only shown to Pro Members.
  • DekiScript: Insert a DekiScript block to add and update DekiScript.
  • JavaScript (JEM): Add JavaScript to a page. The JavaScript can leverage jQuery (shipped with MindTouch) or standard JavaScript.
  • CSS: Add a CSS block that only applies to the page it is embedded on.


Insert a link into the page.

Unlink a pre-existing link.
Anchor Set an anchor in your document that allows you to link to that point from another location in the document. 

Embed tables by clicking on the Table icon and selecting the number of rows and columns you want. From there, select Table Properties and apply additional formatting and structure to your table. Right-click the table and change cells, rows and columns. 

For more information about inserting a table, see add and edit tables.


Insert an image within a MindTouch page. For more information about inserting an image, see add an image.

Insert Video

Embed a YouTube or other video through this option. For more information on how to embed a video, see embed a video.


If you have templates that are marked as content templates, they will be surfaced through this Templates dialog. From here, select a template and inserted into a page.  
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