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.
Redo: unreverses the last reversed action.
Source: reveals the source code editor (HTML); you can edit the underlying HTML within the editor area through the source editor.
Spelling: the editor spellchecker. Click after editing and it wil highlight possibly misspelt words It offers alternative spellings.
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.
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.
Link: highlight your link text then click on the link button; you can also access this function through the right mouse click menu.
Unlink: click in the link text area, click the unlink button and it will remove the link.
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.
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.
Symbols: to access non-standard characters.
Import from Word: you can import content from Word. Only recommended if your Word content uses appropriate formatting.
Format: Contensis applies pre-built styles for formatting text.
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).
Remove formatting: highlight text, click to remove any stray formatting like underline or bold.
Left align: text should always left align for accessibility reasons. If you paste in text from elsewhere you may need to apply 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.
Bulleted (or unnumbered) list: as for numbered lists.
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".
Unindent: removes any indenting.
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.
Visual blocks: an alternative text editor view showing your test in semantic blocks; probably best to stick to the standard view.
Search: works as in Word so this can be used to search and replace text if required.