Open file – this function will take you to your File Manager where you can work on an existing file or access previously stored data
Save– To keep your work safe and secure so you can pick up where you left off when you return or to reflect changes to your work
Save as – This function allows to you save your changes in separate files
New page – Use this function to start a new project
Source – this will allow you to view the HTML code; you can edit the page using this function as well.
Preview – To view the web page before publishing
Print – If your computer is connected to a printer, you can select the print icon.
Templates – This will help you view blocks and provides examples for how to organize/structure your page
Cut – allows you to cut text and paste it within the file or elsewhere
Copy – allows you to copy text and paste it within the file or elsewhere
Paste – allows you to put text you have cut or copied within the file or elsewhere
Paste as Plain Text – if there is formatting you don’t want to see reflected it will appear with none when pasting (Note: this is usually for code)
Paste from Word – this function will allow you to paste text from Microsoft Word
Undo – to revert the previous action
Redo – to undo the previously reverted action
Find – locate specific text/code within the file
Replace – enter the text/code you want to find and select find options. It will highlight the text you typed in the editor, then select replace where you can choose to replace one or all instances of that text
Select all – to highlight all text
Form – A form can be created to contain text and fields for the user to submit. It allows you to obtain user data.
Checkbox – A checkbox lets the user select multiple items in a list of options
Radio button – Similar to checkboxes but usually when one item in the selection is clicked, the others will not be selectable. (ex: choose one of the following options)
Text field – Allows the site visitor to type in a field that can be submitted to the site administrator
Text Area – is used in HTML to contained an unlimited number of characters but contained to specified height and width
Selection field – Provides a form with options for the user to select from
Button – this can be used for a number of different functions to either submit a form, reset a form or trigger a script depending on the use case
Image button – Serves as a button but contains an image
Hidden field – mostly used for information storing when forms are submitted
Bold – emphasis on text (thicker)
Italic – emphasis or denoting titles and names
Underline – line underneath text
Strikethrough – line through text
Subscript – text below line
Superscript – text above line
Remove Format – to remove formatting from text
Numbers – an ordered (numbered) list
Bullet Points – an unordered list
Decrease/Increase Indent – option indent content
Block Quote – for omitting quotation marks in larger quoted text (formats block text with correct indentation)
Div container – creates containers around content on the web page
Align left, center, right, justify – placement of content/text
Text direction left, right – Symbol indicates direction
Link – Highlight text to attach external link on the page (aka hyperlink)
Unlink – highlight linked text and undo to remove external link
Anchor – Links to another section of the page
Upload an image – in the editor, when you click on image you’ll have three options.
- You will be asked to submit the URL for the image (file path), alt text, size, border and alignment. You can also add preview text.
- You can also provide the link to your image directly and specify the target
- The Advanced option will let you specify the Id, language direction, language code, long description URL, stylesheet classes, advisory title and style
Flash – Here, you will provide a URL and the size as well as a preview. To provide more details, you can set the properties such as scale, script access, window mode, quality and alignment. There are also variable for Flash that include enabling the Flash menu, Auto Play, Loop and allowing Fullscreen.
Table – Easily add a table and specify width and height, number of columns and rows, headers, border size, spacing an alignment.
Insert horizontal line – Selecting this button will automatically add a line to your page
Emojis – Choose from a selection of emojis to convey different emotions
Special characters – When you click this button, you will see a wide selection of special characters to choose from for various purposes (different languages, currency symbols and more)
Page break – This is typically used for printing the page
iFrame – a frame in which you can add HTML content from another source within another HTML document (i.e. an advertisement or banner)