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Body Text Component

Compose the main content of a page in this component.

The component as it is first displayed on the page.

The component as it is first displayed on the page.

Using This Component

Add the component to the page. Body Text is blank by default.

Open the component to add or edit the content. It includes a Rich Text Editor that supports basic formating (bold, italics and bullets) as well as hyperlinks.

Pre-formated text can be pasted in from other sources (e.g. a word processor) and this allows inclusion of additional text formating such as sub- and super-script, but any incompatibly formated text will be suppressed (e.g. titles or images).

Hyperlinks

For hyperlinks, the option is provided to open in new page. When that is selected, an additional icon will follow the linked text, to alert visitors that they will be taken to a new browser window, or even leave the current website. If the hyperlink goes to a downloadable file, an document icon will instead be shown as well as the file size if the file is on the same server. (Read more about link labels.)  

The component opened for editing, displaying the rich text editor.

The component opened for editing, displaying the rich text editor.

Restrictions

  • When pasting in pre-formated text from another program, incompatibly formated text will be suppressed.
  • Do not link to DAM assets using a relative path (/content/dam/...) -- for these you must use a separate File Download component. > read more about this Known Issue

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Enhancing Your Text

View the Adding and Editing Text page to learn how to use the Rich Text Editor to enhance text with hyperlinks, anchors and more.

Related Videos:

Using Bullet Points

Video courtesy of School of Public Health and Health Professions

Fixing Spacing in Text

Video courtesy of School of Public Health and Health Professions

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Published April 24, 2017