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Caption Component

Place italicized text under another component, such as an image.

New Brand Features

In the new brand, authors can adjust this text so it is now longer italicized. 
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The component as it first appears on the page.

The component as it first appears on the page.

Using This Component

Add the component to the page. There is no tab.

Enter your desired text. Apply any formatting or links using the Rich Text Editor.

  • By default, the text is displayed in italics. This cannot be changed.

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.

The component opened for editing.

Tip: Place shorter captions directly into the Photo component and reserve this component for longer captions or those that require more formatting, such as line breaks or font styles that may need to style independently of other components.

New Brand Features

At a Glance
Captions can now be de-italicized.

Overview

In the new brand, captions are still italicized by default. However, authors can now remove that style. Select the text and click the "I" tool. This will now REMOVE the italics from that part of your caption.

Restrictions

  1. The text in this component is always in italics.
  2. This component cannot be floated with a Photo. If that is desired, use the Caption setting in the Photo component.

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April 24, 2017