Writing Toolbar

Video Overview of the Writing Toolbar

A Writing Toolbar is available to you when writing in the visual editor. This toolbar provides most of the common formatting features to make formatting and styling your post easier.

By default, you will only see one row of icons. To view more features, click the icon called the Kitchen Sink (the icon circled below) to expand the second row of options. If you hover over each tool, you will see a description of its function.

Writing Toolbar Basic

Writing Toolbar Basic

Writing Toolbar Expanded

Writing Toolbar Expanded

 

Bold text icon Bold text
Italic text icon Italic text
Strike-through text icon Strike-through text
Bullet list icon Bullet List
Number list icon Numbered List
Blockquote icon
Blockquote — used for quoting text, indents and italicizes text
Align text icon Align text (Left, Center, or Right)
Hyperlink icon Insert and break Hyperlink (buttons are disabled until you select text in your post to create the link)
Insert more tag icon Insert More Tag
Check spelling icon Check spelling
Full-screen mode icon Go to Full Screen Mode
Kitchen sink icon
Kitchen Sink (expands and collapses the second row of tools)
Styles icon
Styles
Underline text icon Underline text
Justify text icon
Expand text to justify to both right and left sides
text color icon Text color
Paste icon Paste in plain text
Paste MS Word icon
Paste from Microsoft Word
Clear formatting icon Clear formatting
Insert custom character icon Insert custom characters
Indent/Outdent icon Outdent or indent a section of text
Undo/Redo icon Undo or Redo an action
Help icon Help with the toolbar
Insert Table
Includes: Insert New Table, Table Row Properties, Table Cell Properties, Insert Row Before, Insert row After, Delete Row, Insert Column Before, Insert Column After, Delete Column, Split Merged Cells, and Merge Table Cells

 

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