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Using the Text Editor

The text editor in TerminalFour is similar to any other word processor, with a few added extras.

Basic editing features

You can use the editor to paste text, add images, create bulleted lists, and spell check your content before it’s published.

Cut, Copy and Paste

Cut, Copy and paste are all under the Edit button, but you can also use Ctrl+x (cut), Ctrl+c (copy), Ctrl+v (paste) if these don’t work in your browser (on Macs: Command+x, Command+c, Command+v).

 

It’s best to write most of your text in Word or another word processor and then paste it into TerminalFour to ensure you have a backup copy.

Paste as Text 

select this option if you’d like your pasted content to show up as plain text, which strips out formatting. 

Formatting Text

Apply text formatting using the Format menu – you can highlight text and make bold or italicized text, or apply headlines:

Refer to our web content standards if you have questions about how to write and apply headlines.

 You can also get rid of headlines, bolding, bulleted lists, etc by selecting Remove All Formatting.

Inserting Links

In TerminalFour, you can insert links to a section of the website, a piece of content, or an external (outside your section of Seattleu.edu) link.

Insert/Edit external link:

Select Insert/edit external link. Fill in:

URL (ex: http://www.google.com)

Text as you'd like it to display

Title (same as text to display)

Insert Section/content link

Select Insert Section Link, navigate to the site section, and click “select section”

You can also use the Search tab to type in the title of the section to select it.

Buttons

You can insert buttons onto your page to indicate actions for your users to take (“Give” “Contact Us”).

To use a button: Insert-Button and select the button you’d like to use.

In the pop-up, fill out the button text and link you’d like to use with it (keep it very short!):

Adding Images/Media

To add images or documents to your content item:

 Select “insert from media”

Search or select the media you’d like to use (if it’s already in the media library) or click "Add Media" to upload a new file.

Adding media that is already in the Media Library

  1. Click on the "Categorised" folder to expand it (if not already expanded).
  2. Navigate to the folder in which your media item has been placed.
  3. Click on the folder name to see all the media stored in that folder.
  4. Click on the title of the media you wish to add to your content.
    • If an image, you will be able to select the size to add
    • If a PDF or similar file type, a link will be added to your content. To change the link text, double click the newly-added link and type in the new link text. Simply typing over the link text will not work.

Adding new media files that are not already in the Media Library

 

 

Click to select a file from your computer or drop the file into the media file area

Select the media type from the drop down menu

Add a name for your media and a description (this creates alt text, which helps users with visual problems have a similar web experience).

Choose Save and Select

In the next window, determine if you need to resize the image at all – full-width will allow the image to go the full width of the image or the width of the container if it’s a really big image.