Contensis: text editor

You use the Contensis text editor to edit web page text. To access the editor, check out the relevant page by clicking on the page icon and select "Edit" from the menu.

The default view when checking out is the "Content" tab. Click in the area below the "Auto generated title" icon.


Text editor toolbar

The editor toolbar includes formatting and other functions. You can use standard Windows keyboard shortcuts within the editor, for example CTRL+V for paste.


Undo: reverses the last action. contensis-editor-toolbar-undo

Redo: unreverses the last reversed action. contensis-editor-toolbar-redo

Source: reveals the source code editor (HTML); you can edit the underlying HTML within the editor area through the source editor. contensis-editor-toolbar-source

Spelling: the editor spellchecker. Click after editing and it wil highlight possibly misspelt words It offers alternative spellings. contensis-editor-toolbar-spelling

Paste: you can cut/copy and paste test within the editor or paste from Word. If you paste from Word you will have to remove any formatting.contensis-editor-toolbar-paste

Image: insert an image from the CMS database; it's easier to drag and drop images from the folder structure in to the text editor area. contensis-editor-toolbar-image

Link: highlight your link text then click on the link button; you can also access this function through the right mouse click menu. contensis-editor-toolbar-link

Unlink: click in the link text area, click the unlink button and it will remove the link. contensis-editor-toolbar-unlink

Anchors: used to place anchors (bookmarks) within a page: for advanced users only. If you need to add anchors then maybe your page is too long. We can set up other ways to add links within pages. contensis-editor-toolbar-anchor

Tables: for advanced users. Tables are useful for presenting data but there are a number of techniques required to ensure that tables are presented in accessible ways so contact us for advice. contensis-editor-toolbar-table

Symbols: to access non-standard characters. contensis-editor-toolbar-symbol

Import from Word: you can import content from Word. Only recommended if your Word content uses appropriate formatting. contensis-editor-toolbar-word

Format: Contensis applies pre-built styles for formatting text. contensis-editor-toolbar-format


Format (paragraph): the standard format used is "paragraph", the CMS will apply the style equivalent of Arial 12 point. 



Format (headings): always use the pre-built styles rather than applying your own formatting. Heading 1 is reserved for the page title (so don't use it!). Headings in HTML should "nest" properly and Contensis should "know" which permissibe headings to use.


Strong (or bold): highlight the text and apply the formatting (again this is a pre-built style). contensis-editor-toolbar-bold

Remove formatting: highlight text, click to remove any stray formatting like underline or bold. contensis-editor-toolbar-remove

Left align: text should always left align for accessibility reasons. If you paste in text from elsewhere you may need to apply left align. contensis-editor-toolbar-left-align

Numbered list: using numbered or bulleted lists is good for breaking up big lumps of test. Stick to the corporate style, don't capitalise the first word (lists should follow a colon), no full stops, one sentence fragment only. contensis-editor-toolbar-ordered-list

Bulleted (or unnumbered) list: as for numbered lists. contensis-editor-toolbar-unordered-list

Indent: you can indent paragraphs to make them stand out. This is useful in place of lists if your lst elements are multiple sentences. Indent is also an alternative to "blockquote". contensis-editor-toolbar-indent

Unindent: removes any indenting. contensis-editor-toolbar-unindent

Blockquote (or pull quote): used, for example, for quotes in press releases. Applies pre-built formatting though this needs to be amended so we recommend using "indentation" instead. contensis-editor-toolbar-blockquote

Visual blocks: an alternative text editor view showing your test in semantic blocks; probably best to stick to the standard view. contensis-editor-toolbar-visual-block

Search: works as in Word so this can be used to search and replace text if required. contensis-editor-toolbar-search