Adjust text on your pages using this built-in editing tool. It
is found in most text components.
Please be careful with these - we cannot guarantee they will
always be displayed correctly in all browsers, and they may not all
work cleanly in the Title component when it is displayed in site
navigation or lists.
This method works for the regular 'text' components: Body Text,
Caption, Intro Text, etc. If you wish to add a special
character to a Title, see the second suggestion - Alt Codes.
- When copying and pasting into a text component—Body Text,
for example—the UB Content Management System filters out any
formatting that is not compatible with that component. This removes
colored text, large fonts and background colors.
- Some characters will transfer in from a Word document
(copyright, for example), but to insert other symbols and
diacritical marks, try copying and pasting from an HTML entity
list, such as this Penn
State resource. In this case, simply highlight the character
you want to use from their Character column, select copy and then
paste it into the component you are using on your UBCMS page. (Copy
the actual character you wish to use, not the '&#'
- For example, if you wanted to use a superscript 2 (²),
click the link above, copy the character for superscript 2
under the heading 'Subscript Codes' and then paste it into your
Body Text component box. Similarly you can copy and past a
subscript 8 (₈).
- You can also do this for fractions (¼), the degree
symbol (°), mathematical symbols such as 'greater than or equal
to' (≥), letters with accents (ö), smart quotes
(“ ”), ellipsis (…), em-dash (—), and
the symbols for copyright (©), trademark (™) and
These also seem to work quite well, and work in the Title
For WIndows users, these are generated by holding down the ALT
key on your keyboard and then typing a number combination on
your numeric keypad. e.g. ☺ (ALT-1); ö
(ALT-148). MAC users will need to use the Option key, or
Shift Option -- see the link below.
A list of Alt Codes is available at Penn State: Windows Alt Codes and MAC Accent Codes. We have not yet found a MAC
list that includes super/subscript codes but there is more
information on MAC keyboard
shortcuts. MAC users may also be able to hold down the regular
keyboard key and see additional options.
Make a word, phrase or sentence into a hyperlink so that
clicking on it will bring you to another page.
- Highlight the text you want to make into a
- Click the Hyperlink button (located at the top of the
Text component menu bar).
- In the Link to field:
- Click the magnifying glass and browse for your page if it is
within the UBCMS and click OK.
- NOTE: This practice works well when linking within a
site; for example, linking to a page housed within
http://medicine.buffalo.edu from another page in that same
If you are linking from your department's site to another unit's,
or if the site being linked is outside the UBCMS, type in the
complete URL (including "http://").
For example, if you are working on a page in the School of Dental
Medicine website and linking to a page on the School of Medicine
and Biomedical Sciences' site, you'll want to type in the complete
URL rather than using the magnifying glass.
- If you want the link to open in a new window when clicked,
select the Open in new window checkbox.
- Click OK.
Make a word, phrase or sentence into an anchor so that
clicking on it will bring you to a specific heading on a page.
- Select the text you want to make into an anchor.
- Click the Anchor button.
- In the Name field, enter a name for your anchor.
- Click OK.
You can create an anchor to your Title components by entering a
name in the Id field.
To make a link to the anchor, browse for the page if it is
within UBCMS or enter a URL if it is not. After the page name, add
#anchorname, where anchorname is the name of your