The Inspector is most often used to add alternative (alt) text to images. This is the pop-up text that appears when an image is moused over, and is used by people with visual impairment who may be using a screen reader to describe the image to them. The Inspector also allows you to apply styles to paragraphs.
Most of the Inspector’s functions (such as Introduction style and image aligning) are now included on the main tab of the formatting toolbar (see image above right).
The full Inspector is available from the Review tab of the formatting toolbar. The Inspector is opened by clicking the far-left icon on the Review tab of the formatting toolbar.
To apply the Introduction style, place your cursor anywhere within the first paragraph, then either choose the style from the editing toolbar (see image at right), or open the Inspector (below).
If using the full Inspector, click on the appropriate style to apply it to the selected text (see image at right). The type of element being edited is shown by the tag in the white box at the top right. “P” is for paragraphs. “IMG” is for photos and other images.
Styles cannot be applied to portions of paragraphs, only to entire blocks of text.
Note: The Inspector menu can be opened before or after selecting the text or image.
After placing an image, it can be aligned in two ways:
Although there is an option to artificially adjust the image’s size, this should be avoided as the image can become pixelated or fuzzy. Remember that
all images must be resized before uploading into Ektron, not from within Ektron. For similar reasons, please do not use the “Edit Image” option, either.
To change the image from within the Inspector, click the image so that it is selected. In the Inspector window, click the blue Library icon, located to the right of the “Image Source” field. Choose the appropriate image from the library window. (As always, only double-click the image filename or the image itself.
Do not double-click on the little yellow box.)
The Inspector also shows what styles are being used in the content. When the Inspector menu is open, placing the cursor within any text will show what styles are applied, plus what other styles are available.
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