Body Text Component

A block of text.

Classic Flex UI

This information refers to the Classic version of the UBCMS. Classic will be retired in May, 2022.

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Last Reviewed: April 24, 2017

Using This Component

The component as it is first displayed on the page.

The component as it is first displayed on the page.

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 formatting (bold, italics and bullets) as well as hyperlinks.

Pre-formatted text can be pasted in from other sources (e.g. a word processor) and this allows inclusion of additional text formatting such as sub- and super-script, but any incompatibly formatted 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.

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.

Restrictions

  • When pasting in pre-formatted text from another program, incompatibly formatted 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

See an Example

Master Class Resources

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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