Setting Up the Text Editing Window
Before you start adding a Listing, here are a few things you can do to make your experience better, as well as help you achieve so much more from your Listing.
Possibly the important thing to realise, is that there are a number of extra text editing and styling options available than what is first visible.
Simply click the Toolbar Toggle button to access the extra options:
There are also two ways to resize the text editing window. You can enter Full Screen by clicking the button, or, click & drag the bottom right corner of the text area:
Adding Active Web Links
To add a web link, simply highlight the text to which you would like to apply the link → and click on the Unbroken Chain Link button. Simply paste your link into the dialog box that appears → then press ‘Apply’ or ‘Enter’.
To remove a link, select or highlight the linked text → then click the Broken Chain Link button.
There are a variety of text styling options available including:
Strikethrough, Underline, Colour, Text Indent, & Text Alignment.
Formatting can be quickly removed by highlighting the relevant text and clicking Clear Formatting Button (looks like an Eraser).
Some other formatting options include:
Headings, Bullet Lists, Number Lists, Backquotes, Horizontal Lines, Read More Tags, & Proofreading.
Text from External Sources
When pasting text from external sources, you risk importing some undesired formatting. However, if you select the Paste as Text toggle button → you can safely paste text, knowing that all formatting has been removed. (Remember it is a toggle button, so you will have to turn it off again should you wish to paste formatted content into your Listing)
HTML Advanced Editing
For advanced users, you can switch between html editing and the user friendly visual interfaces by clicking Text and Visual respectively.
You will find these buttons in the top right corner of the text area.