Text Formatting

The text editor helps you add different formatting options to your text. Before you can start formating text needs to be added either by typing it in manually or copying it from another page.

Pasting as Plain Text

Before any formatting can be done text needs to be added to the page. If you are creating a page from scratch you can type the text into the editor and format as you go. However, if you are adding content from an old page or a Word document the text must be pasted as Plain Text.  

Pasting text from a website or a Word document often adds messy HTML code that is not needed. When you paste as Plain Text it removes all of the formatting that may have normally been pasted. After the text is pasted you will need to reformat the text to match what it looked like on the site or document it came from.

Select the Plain Text option from the list and press OK to paste your text.


Headings, also known as headers, are used to separate different types of information on the same page.  When using headers please be sure to follow the formatting policies.  The policy states that you should use the headers in order.  When a page is created the title of the page is Heading 1 (H1), headers after that should start with H2. You should never skip a header e.g., H1, H2, H4 would go against the policy.

Header sizes might look differently depending on your department.  Below are examples of each of the six headings.

Heading 1

Heading 2

Heading 3

Heading 4

Heading 5
Heading 6

Bold & Italics

Lists can help make your page more organized. There are two types of lists: Ordered Lists and Unordered Lists. Ordered lists use numbers for each element while unordered lists use generic bullet points.  If you are trying to make a list and only the top element recieves a bullet point go to the end of the first element and press the Delete button once and then the Enter key.

Ordered List

  1. List Element 1
  2. List Element 2
  3. List Element 3
  4. List Element 4

Unordered List

  • List Element 1
  • List Element 2
  • List Element 3
  • List Element 4

Indented/ Nested List

The indent button can be used to make an indent or nested list.  This can be used any time you have an indented part of a list. Start by entering each item in the list on its own line, then select everything and click on either of the list buttons. Next, highlight the sub elements that you want indented further, and use the" Increase Indent "button.

Unordered Nested List

  • Element 1
  • Element 2
    • Sub Element 1
    • Sub Element 2
  • Element 3
  • Element 4
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