Expanding the Text Editor Window


You can adjust the size of the text editor window to give yourself a better view of the content.   To adjust the window size (vertically), click-hold-and-drag the bottom-right corner of the window:




Paste as Text

 

“Paste as Text”, an option that is on by default, removes any formatting from the text you are pasting into the Text Editor.  For the examples below, assume the content was copied from a document on your computer and pasted into the window:


Pasting with “Paste as Text” on:


If you have a large amount of content that is already formatted and would like to avoid completely reformatting it, turn off the "Paste as Text" option:


Pasting with “Paste as Text” off:


Note:  It is recommended to keep the default "Paste as Text" option enabled and then format your content using the tools in the text editor.  This will ensure there is no hidden formatting that may make it more difficult to edit your content.

 Clear Formatting

 

You can remove any formatting from your content by highlighting it and clicking the "Clear Formatting" button:


Clear formatting is useful when you are having trouble editing/applying certain styles to content that has previously been formatted.

Show Blocks


To make it easier to see which HTML tags1 are currently applied to your text activate “Show Blocks” under the “View” menu:




After activating “Show Blocks” you will see a gray, dashed line around each “Block” of text with an indication of which HTML tag is currently applied (H1-H6, P, Blockquote, etc.). 


Starting a New “Block” With [Shift+Return] Vs. Using [Return]

(Note:  Return (⏎) is also known as “Enter” by some users)


Using the keyboard shortcut [Shift+Return] will create a new “Block":


If you hit [Return] by itself the cursor will move to the next line in the same block:

To have better control over the formatting of your content it is advisable to have each header, paragraph, list or blockquote contained within it’s own “Block".



Adjusting Typography Using the Design Editor


One of the greatest benefits of the Design Editor is the ability to quickly adjust the Typography of your entire site with just a few clicks of the mouse.  For this to work you must apply Header, Paragraph or Block Quote HTML tags1 to all of your text.  You can apply these tags in the Text Editor under the “Formats” menu:



Apply Headers under Formats > Headers:




Apply Paragraphs and Blockquotes under Formats > Blocks:




After your content is properly “tagged" you can adjust the site-wide style for all of the text in the Design Editor's “Typography” menu:



Note:  "Main Text" applies to any content you have tagged as a Paragraph or any content formatted as a list