The Rich Text component is one of the most frequently used components. It allows CMS Authors to create, edit, and delete basic text with additional rich text features such as links, subheadings, and bulleted lists.
The text component is the primary tool to input text into your pages. You should use it whenever you have text of any kind that you wish to put in.
The text component can go in any column container in any position on the CMS driven page. Be sure to keep your text specific to the page topic and mix it with images and other content.
B: bold (Ctrl + B), make the selected text boldface
I: italic (Ctrl + I), make the selected text italic
U: underline (Ctrl + U), underline the selected text
Hyperlink: create or modify a hyperlink
Outdent: outdents the current paragraph or list items
Indent: indents the current paragraph or list items
Paragraph: standard text style
Blockquote: pulls selected content into blockquote
Anchors are links that allow the reader to jump to other sections of the same page. These types of links are useful to help readers navigate text heavy or pages with multiple sections easily, without having to scroll much.
An Anchor has two parts - the "anchor" (the part that the reader clicks) and the destination (where they land after clicking on the link).
To set up an anchor:
You have designated the anchor. Now you will need to set up the lnik. Usually this link will live at the top of a page so it can jump down to the anchor point you set up in steps 1-5.
You may wish to insert a special character into your text. For example, a copyright symbol (©) or a foreign currency symbol (£). These characters may be produced by either clicking on the "special characters" button (shaped like a blue star) in the Rich Text Editor menu or using a combination of keys on your keyboard.
To insert a special character, highlight the appropriate letter and click the Special Characters button.
Select the desired special character from the symbol dialog box that pops up. Once the selection is made, the dialog box will automatically close and insert the special character into the Rich Text Editor.
To copy and paste pre-formatted content from a Microsoft Word document, Apple/Macintosh product, website, or any other source:
This will strip away any formatting, leaving your copy free of garbled text and symbols. Failure to do this can lock up the component and it will not be editable. In this case, contact askITS to open up a ticket.
To link to webpages or to email addresses, you will need include the appropriate protocol:
CMS page: Navigate to page using the magnifying glass
Non-CMS page: Type in the URL (e.g.www.google.com)
Secure non-CMS page: Type in the URL starting with https:// (https://www.home.nyu.edu)
Email address: Add "mailto:" before the email address (e.g. mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org)
Nested Lists: When an ordered list (using numbers to enumerate the list items, e.g. "1., 2., 3.") is nested inside an unordered list (using simple bullet points or other characters to define list items)—or vice versa (nesting an unordered list inside an ordered list), the nested list items are incorrectly formatted and don't nest properly.
Note: This occurs when the author switches a list's formatting style before indenting.
Indent the text then switch list formatting styles.
Updated January 2012