UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls
Click “View” and check “Work on this Page (All Changes)”
If you have already created a text element and want to edit the content, click the round gear (Formatted Text Block no header), then click "Text" to open the Formatted Text Block.
To create a new text block, continue reading.
A page consists of Containers which hold different types of Elements.
There are five predefined containers on a page.
You cannot delete any of the five main containers.
For styling purposees you may add containers only within existing template containers.
The Container icon is a square. Hover over a container. You will see dotted outline of the container.
Inside the container are elements.
The Element icon looks like a “gear.” (At right is a Formatted Text Block element)
If you are in "Work on this page" view but do not see the gears on a page, check the three icons under the Preview/Submit area to make sure they are not grayed out.
Inside and positioned under the container is a link to “Click to insert new element.” The list of possible elements will be revealed.
Not all possible elements may be revealed to you. This depends on author permissions. Contact email@example.com if you are not seeing an option you want.
IMPORTANT: You will use the Text Elements: Formatted Text Block (without header) almost all of the time - even for images.
After you have chosen your element and click "Next" to define the element.
The Formatted Text Block is similar to other Rich Text Editors.
Use the icons to apply styles that are pre-defined in our style sheets for the UWRF website.
Plain text is text that is not computationally tagged, specially formatted, or written in code.Text that is pasted into the formatted text block element should be cleansed of any formatting from its original source (e.g. font faces, styles, etc.)
Use the paste icon or keyboard CTL + P.
Don't copy text from one Text Block to another Text Block. Use the Copy Element instead.
Refrain from using Heading 1 and Heading 2 on a page. These are applied in the headings for the page (Subsite Name is Heading 1 and Page Title is Heading 2).
Page sections should use Heading 3.
Make sure paragraphs have the paragraph style applied (and not Normal). You should only see the Normal style in bulleted/numbered lists.
You also have CSS styles to choose that will add other features such as:
When you are done editing your text block, click "Save."
You may notice the gears are yellow indicating changes have been made but not submitted.
Submit your changes and view the page as published.
Always check the "View page as published after submission" to close the page. Leaving it open locks other authors out and may cause unintended appearance of elements in other open subsites/pages.