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Smart Content Editor

The MindTouch editor is a familiar WYSIWYG interface that is robust and easy to use. The editor allows authors who may be unfamiliar with topic-based authoring to easily build content while still providing the robust strength of an XML publishing tool required by content strategists.

The editor is revealed when you create a new page OR edit a page

Editor tools


Tool

Icon

Details

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

Who is editing?

Found in the bottom-right corner of your editor. See who else is editing the document you are working on. It refreshes every 5 minutes or you can click "check now" for a live update.

Undo

Undo your last action.
Redo

Redo your last action.
Headings

Select a heading level to apply to the text or select the heading again to fall back to the base level. Each level has its respective formatting that can be controlled at a global level via CSS.
Bold Bold selected text.
Italic

Italicize selected text.
Underline

Underline selected text.
Text Color

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

Highlight selected text. 
Remove Format

Remove all of the formatting from the selected content.

Insert/Remove Numbered List

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

Add or remove a bulleted list to your page.
Alignment

Align Left: The selected content is aligned with the left side of the article/column (most used).

Center: The selected content is aligned in the center of your article/column.

Align Right:  The selected content is aligned to the right of your article/column.

Justify: The selected content is aligned to the left and will extend to the right of the article/column. Your words will not wrap.

Increase/Decrease Indentation

Increase or decrease the indent of selected content.

Link

Insert a link into the page.
Image

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

Table

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.

Find and Replace

Find a word or phrase on the page. You can also choose to replace matches of that word with another word(s).
Editor Menu
Edit The edit menu contains the basic actions your authors can use within the editor.
Paste

Paste: Paste cut or copied content from your operating system's clipboard.

Paste as plain text:  Paste formatted text as plain text to remove any formatting.

Paste from Word:  Paste Microsoft Word content to translate Microsoft Word content to HTML. Further review may be required to ensure the desired effect has been achieved.

View The view menu allows authors different ways to see the content they'll be editing.
Source View and edit the HTML source for the page.
Show blocks
See the content blocks in WYSIWYG mode in order to better identify the HTML structure and format of your content.
Format The format menu contains tools that allow authors to change the look of selected text.
Font Change the font for selected text. You can also add new fonts or control them globally with CSS.

Strikethrough

Subscript

Superscript

Code

Regular text

Remove format

Strikethrough: Strikes a line through selected text. For example: these words.

Subscript:  Add a small letter or symbol below a line. E.g. writing the chemical compound N2

Superscript: Add a small letter or symbol above a line of text. E.g. writing equations 2= 8

Code: 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 formatting from the selected content.

     
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