Using the rich text editorAdded by IBM | Edited by IBM on March 15, 2012 | Version 6 (Show original)
|Use the rich text editor to create visually interesting blog posts, wiki articles, forum topics, and activity entries.
Use the rich text editor to create visually interesting blog posts, wiki articles, forum topics, and activity entries.
The rich text editor allows you to enter and format text and insert images and links to create entries in various IBM
® Connections applications. The features available in the editor depend on the application that you are using and how it is configured. For example, if you are creating a blog entry, you can insert an Adobe
® Flash demo, but this feature is not available in a forum topic. Many of the features are common text editing features. Hover over an icon at the top of the editor for a label describing the feature represented by the item. The following table describes some of the more advanced features available in the editor.
| ||Paste content. The Paste Special menu item provides a way of pasting content if your browser security prevents you from pasting content from the clipboard. Use the keyboard to paste the content, and then click OK to paste it into the page.|
| ||Insert a new table. Specify columns, rows, and other table properties.|
- To resize a column, you must resize a cell in the column.
- Use table headers to help keep the table organized.
- Set table width to 99 percent to fill the page.
- To delete a table, right-click it, and select Delete Table.
| ||Insert or edit a link. You can link to a URL, a wiki page, or an attachment.|
| ||Insert an image. You can browse for an image on your computer, select an image that you have already uploaded, or enter a URL for an image on the web.|
| ||Available in Blogs and Wikis only. Insert an Adobe Flash demo. Users can view the flash demo in the blog entry or wiki page. Specify the following properties for the demo:|
A URL to a Flash movie file, usually with file type of .swfWidth
The width of the embedded Flash movie, measured in pixelsHeight
The height of the embedded Flash movie, measured in pixelsHorizontal space
The space to the left and right of the embedded Flash movie, measured in pixelsVertical space
The space above and below the embedded Flash movie, measured in pixelsPreview
If the URL is valid, the Flash movie is displayed here.
| ||Insert a page break to control the layout of your posting.|
| ||Insert a line break to control how your text is formatted.|
| ||Insert special characters and symbols, such as currency symbols.|
| ||Insert a block quote to indent a whole section of text in a posting.|
| ||Insert an emoticon to liven up your posts with small graphics that convey feelings.|
| ||Display the formatting in the post, entry, or topic that you are editing.|