The Tool Bar for Edit this Page!

Tool

 

Symbol

Function

Select All

box in the center of the top row

Enables you to highlight everything on the page to change fonts, copy, delete, etc.

Remove Format

eraser symbol just to the right of center in the top row

If you are having trouble making the edits you want, you may have brought in formatting when you pasted in material from another source.  If you will highlight the material, then click on the eraser, you will remove all formatting and then you may be able to make the edits you want.  Caution:  using the Remove Format tool will remove hyperlinks as well)

B, I and U

 

 Top row

Bold, Italics, and Underline

Insert/Remove Numbered List

lines numbered 1 2 3 (top row)

Lets you number a list when you place the cursor in front of the first line in the list and click on the symbol. 

Insert/Remove Bulleted List

lines with a black square to the left of them (top row)

Lets you insert bullet points for a list when you place your cursor in front of the first line of the list and click on the symbol.  This feature is useful for the Patriarch Page.

Decrease Indent

horizontal lines with arrows going to the left

To move the indentation of the bulleted lines to the left

Increase Indent

horizontal lines with arrows going to the right

To move the indentation of the bulleted lines to the right

Left, Center, Right and Block Justify

top row, on the right

To use this tool, highlight the text you want to move horizontally on the page, and click on the symbol.

Insert/Edit Link

chain symbol on the 2nd row from the top

To make a hyperlink, highlight the word(s) you want to make into a link, click on the chain, and insert the url for the link into the box marked URL.

Remove Link

broken chain on the 2rd row from the top

Highlight the link and click on the broken chain to remove the link.

Insert/Edit Anchor

anchor symbol on the 3rd row from the top

To make a link from one part of your page to another, find the word you want to link to, highlight it, click on the anchor, and type a name for the link into the space for Anchor Name.  Then go back to the word you want a link from, highlight it, click on the chain (Insert/Edit link) change Link Type to Link to Anchor in the Text.  Then click on the name of the correct anchor and click OK.

Insert/Edit Table

chart symbol, (2nd row from bottom fourth from right)

Place your cursor on the part of the page where you want a table and click on this symbol.  You will be given choices of numbers of rows and columns, size, etc.

Format

 

Box on the bottom row of the tool bar

Choose how the letters in the text look.  Most of the pages on the Website are done in normal or normal DIV format.

Font

 

Box on the bottom row of the tool bar

Lets you choose the font for your text.  Most of the font on the website is Arial.

Size

 

Box on the bottom row of the tool bar

Lets you choose the size of the text. Most of the text on the web pages is small, smaller, or x-small.  You can experiment to see which you like.

Text Color

T

T with a box of colors symbol on the first row

Lets you choose the Text Color.  The teal we use on the web page is 4th row from bottom, 4th row from the right. The gold we use on the web page is 4th row from the bottom, 3rd row from the left.

 Show Blocks A magnifying glass over a page, bottom row, Lets you see the formatting on the page, so that you can move text around and delete formatting that you don't want.  Helpful when you have imported text from another source.
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Using the Editing Tools in the text editor tool bar
  • The "Undo" arrow is your best friend--it will take you back, step by step, through your editing process, so you will be able to retrieve any steps you lost and go back to a previous version The "Undo" Arrow is the in the top row of the tool bar, the arrow curving to the left.   If you wish to abandon all your edits and go back to the original version of the text before you began editing,  just click on the "back" button on your browser screen.
  • To make the editing screen larger – There are two ways to do this:
    • Use the “arrow” on the lower right corner to stretch the box out and down to make it larger.
    • Use the “Toggle fullscreen mode” (symbol like a monitor in the tool bar) to make the editing box the full size of your screen. You will need to click this symbol again when you are ready to Save.
  • Insert a hyperlink Highlight the word or phrase on your page that you want to make into a link to another page.  Click on the chain symbol (above) and put the url of the page you are linking to in the blank for “Link URL”.  If you are linking to a page on the WorldFamilies website, delete everything in the url from the www.worldfamilies to the slash /.   Click “Insert”, and you have made a link.
  • Insert a table Place your curser in the spot in the text where you would like a table.  Click on the icon shown above.  Choose the number of rows and columns you want for your table.  It may be easier to change the width to percent instead of pixels and choose how big you want the table.  (100 per cent would be all the way across the page.)  Click “Insert” when you have made your choices.  Then you can place text or whatever you like in the table cells.  To change anything on the table, place your curser on the table, right click your mouse.  Then click on  "Table Properties"    If you want to change just one cell, place the curser in the cell, right click, then click on "Cell" and then "Cell Properties".  If you want to delete the whole table, right click, then click on "Delete Table".
  • Insert an photo (image) You may display images (photos) on your project's web pages, as long as they are stored somewhere on the internet.  If you have photos you would like to display on the project's web pages, but do not have them saved as a file on the internet, there are a number of websites that will do this for you.  Any easy way to do this is with Google Picasa, a free program that allows you to edit photos, organize albums, aznd upload to the web. Here’s how to do it:
    • Go to http://picasa.google.com and download Picasa to your computer.
    • Follow the instructions to upload the photos you want on your website into a web album.
    • View the photo you want to add to your webpage and right-click on it and select “properties”
    • Copy the url for the photo.
    • Go to your project’s website and log in as admin.
    • Click on "Edit this page".
    • Place your curser on the place where your would like the photo to appear.
    • Click on the image for Insert/Edit Image (symbol with a tree in the top row of the toolbar).
    • Paste the url of the photo you uploaded to Picasa into the url box.
    • Click on the “Appearance” tab to choose the width and height of the photo (start with 200 for the width, save it, look at the photo, and then adjust until you get it the size you want.)
      • Click “Update” , to see the photo on the page.
      • When you are satisfied with the placement and size of the photo, click “Save” at the bottom of the page.
      • To change anything about the photo, click the “Edit” button, place your cursor on the photo, right click, select “Insert/edit image”, and you can change any of the settings.
      • If you've never done this before, you may have to play with it several times to get the photo looking the way you want.
 
  • Invite friend” sends an email to anyone you think may be interested in your project, giving them the opportunity to join the “community” even if not tested.
  • ## members tracking project gives you information about anyone tracking this project and provides a way to communicate with them. This feature will become more valuable in the future, as it will allow the project administrator to bulk email this “community” and allow members to contact each other.
  • My membership allows those who are tracking the project to leave the project. It will have more features as we develop this tool.