The large text area below the title field is where you input the content for your page. Content should be typed directly into this area, or pasted in using a text-only editor.
Note: hover and pause your cursor over any button in the WYSIWYG Editor to see what each is used for.
The content area offers two views for creating content: Visual and Text. For most users, the ‘Visual’ view is sufficient for adding content to a page or post. Above the content editing area there are a series of tools that are available to create content, known as a WYSIWYG Editor (what you see is what you get — pictured above). Some of the tools include: text formatting and alignment, list creation, easy table creation, and more.
When working with text on Carleton web pages:
- Avoid use of italics, which are difficult to read online
- Avoid underlining text, unless it is a link
- Make use of the predefined headers (H1, H2, H3, H4, H5, H6)
- Never set passages of text in full or small caps
Formatting Your Text
An overview of formatting your text for the web. Learn the basics »
Numbered and Bulleted Lists
Quickly organize content using ordered and unordered lists. Learn more about lists »
Copy and Pasting from External Sources
Avoid formatting issues when pasting text from external sources. Learn more about pasting »
Duplicating Text on Multiple Pages
It is important to have your text formatted in a way that makes sense and can be easily interpreted by screen reading software. This will ensure your web pages are inclusive to all users. Find out more »