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:

Toolbar Active - Reveals a second row of Text Editing and Styling Options

Toolbar Active – Reveals a second row of Text Editing and Styling 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:

Text Editing

 

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.

Use the Unbroken Chain Link to Insert a Web Link & the Broken Chain Link to Remove it

Unbroken Chain Link to Insert a Web Link & the Broken Chain Link to Remove it

 

Text Formatting

There are a variety of text styling options available including:

BoldItalic, StrikethroughUnderlineColour, 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)

Toggle on/off Paste as Text

Toggle on/off Paste as Text

 

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.