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Working with the Text Editor

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Stanford Sites' text editor can be used to format text, add images, video, embed forms, link to files, and much more.

Where to find the text editor

The most common way to add text to your page is to use a Text Area Paragraph. Some content types also come with a specific text area field, called the Body or Body Content,  These include:

This guide to using the text editor covers both the Text Area Paragraph and the Body/Body Content fields on these content types.

Text fields and minimal HTML fields

There are many other places to add text on the site. These include

  • Fields with no text editor, such as a Title or Headline field. HTML should not be added in these fields and these fields do not support any formatting.
  • Fields with a much smaller text editing toolbar, like the Card Paragraph description field or the Banner Paragraph body field. These fields support a limited amount of formatting.

Explore what you can do with the text editor

Learn about the options for adding links to any text area, including email links.
Screenshot illustrating how to Add Table
Tables are a great option to provide a structured way of showing large amounts of information and they make organizing information in a clean and readable way very easy.
Using symbols such as icons to augment the text on your website can improve comprehension and clarify your message.
Stanford Sites provides the Editora11y Accessibility Checker for checking accessibility after saving the page.
You can use Google Forms to create a form and add it to your webpage.
Stanford Sites supports the ability to add embeddable media such as social media feeds, documents, forms, and data visualizations.

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