Guide to New Web Editor

While most functions of the new web editor are easy to figure out, there are some differences between it and the previous editing system.

The differences in the new web editor are apparent as soon as the Workarea is opened, or when content is open for editing.

Applying Styles:

Inspector icon in the formatting toolbar 177To apply styles such as Introduction or Indent, place your cursor anywhere within the first paragraph, then either choose the style from the toolbar's Inspector menu, or open the Inspector by clicking the far-left icon on the Review tab of the formatting toolbar.

Inspector style optionsIf 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.

Note: The Inspector menu can be opened before or after selecting the text. Keep in mind, though, that an open Inspector menu will lay on top of any library windows that are opened, such as a library of quicklinks. This may block the view of the X in the corner of the library window. In this case, just click the Inspector arrow again to close its menu.

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Other Notes

  • Photo aligning must be done through the Inspector. (see Images below)
  • Photos cannot be moved within content by clicking and dragging. Instead, click once on the image to select it, choose Cut, then place your cursor in the proper location and choose Paste. (The photo will need to be aligned again.)
  • To apply styles or headings, just place the cursor within the appropriate paragraph. Highlighting the entire text is no longer needed.
  • You'll find that the dropdown Insert Symbol chart is much easier to navigate (located under the Insert tab).
  • The Paste Text option is no longer used. Pasting straight from MS Word documents is allowed, as the web editor strips out most formatting that it we don not use.

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Selecting the Library icon (Library icon) in Aloha opens a new quicklink window within the Workarea. See How to Link to Other IUP Web Content (Quicklink).

When creating a hyperlink (linking to content outside of the IUP website), highlight the text to be linked and click the Insert Link icon (icon: insert hyperlink).

Email Addresses: Email addresses do not automatically become active when they are typed. You will need to highlight the email address and copy it, click the Insert Link icon, replace "http://" with "mailto:" (without the quotes), then paste the address. be sure no spaces are included. Sample code:

e-mail link box

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Aligning an image is done through the Inspector. Follow this link to learn how to align images.

For more information, see How to Work With Images.

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