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Minnesota State University, Mankato

Minnesota State University, Mankato

Toolbar Documentation

Page address: http://www.mnsu.edu/its/web/template/editing/pageedit/toolbar.html

Source tool screen shot This is the "Source" tool. When you click this tool it will show you the text in html and allow you to change the html.

cut tool screen shot This is the "Cut" tool. To use it select the text you want to cut and then press the cut tool. You can also use the shortcut ctrl-x.

copy tool screen shot This is the "Copy" tool. To use it select the text you want to copy and then press the copy tool. You can also use the shortcut ctrl-c.

paste tool screen shot This is one of the three "Paste" tools. This paste tool will paste text directly on to the page. You can use this when you copy text from the page you are editing or from another source, such as a Word document. If you are pasting from a Word document we advise you to use either the "Paste as plain text" tool or the "Paste from Word" tool. You can also use the shortcut ctrl-v.

paste  as plain text tool screen shot This is the "Paste as plain text" tool. This is the best tool to be used if you are copying from a Word document and have formatted the text using different font types and font colors. If your document has a bulleted list use the "Paste from Word" tool. Place the cursor where you want to paste the text and click the tool. It opens a new window where you paste your text using ctrl-v.
paste  as plain text screen shot

paste from word tool screen shot This is the "Paste from Word" tool. This works very similar to the "Paste as plain text" tool except it keeps a lot of the Word formatting such as font colors and styles. Place the cursor where you want to paste the text and click the tool. It opens a new window where you paste your text using ctrl-v. If you use this please check the two boxes "Ignore Font Face definitions" and "Remove Styles definitions." If you click "Clean Up Box" this will erase everything you pasted into the box.
paste from word screen shot

check spelling tool screen shot This is the "Check Spelling" tool. Click this tool if you would like to check the spelling on your page.

Undo tool screen shotThis is the "Undo" tool. Click this tool if you would like to undo text you typed. The shortcut ctrl-z also works.

Redo tool screen shotThis is the "Redo" tool. Click this tool if you would like to redo text you just used the undo tool to get rid of. The shortcut ctrl-y also works.

Find tool screen shotThis is the "Find" tool. Use this tool if you are trying to find a word or phrase in your page.
Find tool screen shot

Replace tool screen shotThis is the "Replace" tool. Use this tool if you want to replace a word or words.
Replace tool screen shot

Bold tool screen shotThis is the "Bold" tool. To use this select the text you would like to be bold and press the bold tool or use the short cut ctrl-b. You can also select text that is bold and click the bold tool to undo the bold.

Bold tool screen shotThis is the "Italic" tool. To use this select the text you would like to be italic and press the italic tool or use the short cut ctrl-i. You can also select text that is italic and click the italic tool to undo the italic.

add/remove numbers screen shotThis is the "Insert/Remove Numbered List" tool. Place your cursor where you would like to add the number and press the tool. You can also remove existing numbers by selecting the number you want to remove and pressing the tool.

add/remove bullets screen shotThis is the "Insert/Remove Bulleted List" tool. Place your cursor where you would like to add the bullet and press the tool. You can also remove existing bullets by selecting the bullet you want to remove and pressing the tool.

Decrease Indent screen shotThis is the "Decrease Indent" tool. Place your cursor where you would like to decrease the indent and press the tool.

Increase Indent screen shotThis is the "Increase Indent" tool. Place your cursor where you would like to increase the indent and press the tool.

Insert/Edit Link screen shotThe "Insert/Edit Link" tool has four tabs. This allows you to add a link, upload a page to link to, and link to an email. At this time the "Upload" tab is not available. If you would like more instructions on how to upload a file or any of the other link features go to the Insert/Edit Link page.
Insert/Edit Link URL screen shot

remove link screen shotThis is the "Remove Link" tool. Place your cursor in the text of the link you would like to remove and click the tool. The blue underline should disappear and the text should no longer be linked to a URL.

insert/edit anchor screen shotThis is the "Insert/Edit Anchor" tool. An anchor is a tool you can use to link text to other text in the same page. For more instructions visit the Anchor page.

editlink icon This is the "Insert/Edit Image" tool. This allows you to upload pictures to your webpage. For more instructions visit the Adding an image page.

formatting text screen shot The "Format" dropdown box allows you to add headings and make other text format changes. For more information visit the Text Formatting page.