A “Richer” Text Editor

In response to several customer requests we have made some changes to the rich text editor included within the LibGuides application.  We want to make sure that everyone is able to get full use of this important tool, so here is a brief overview of the new options that are available to you.

On the left side, we see the new “font family” menu, which allows you to change the font face/family of content that you type or paste into the window.  Simply select the text you wish to adjust, select your new font, and the changes will be immediately reflected in the window.

On the top-right, we have added several buttons that allow you to better manage HTML tables used within the editor.  From left to right, the buttons are as follows:
     insert table, remove table
     adjust table row properties, adjust table cell properties
     insert row after, insert row before, remove row
     insert column after, insert column before, remove column

Finally, on the bottom right we have two options that should be very useful for those that are pasting content into LibGuides from other sources.  The left button allows you to paste in ‘plain text’, which will strip out all formatting from whatever content you enter.  The right button allows you to paste in ‘Word’ format, which should maintain most (if not all) of the formatting from a Microsoft Word document.  To use either of these options just open the editor normally, click the appropriate button and paste your content into the provided window.  When you close the popup window your text will show up in the main editor window in the format you have selected.

We hope these small adjustments make it even easier to use the LibGuides application.  If you have any questions or comments regarding this change, please post on our forums (http://springshare.com/community) or contact us directly for assistance!

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