Just like any other text editor, the TYPO3 text editor has many tips and tricks that we can use when creating content for our websites. Let’s take a look at three tips and tricks that will help you with the format of your website while at the same time making your content more attractive to users.
Paragraph Breaks vs. Line Breaks
Like a standard word processor, the text editor respects line breaks and paragraph breaks.
A paragraph break usually has a space after it, leaving space between it and the next paragraph, whereas a line break brings the next line of text immediately beneath the current one.
Paragraph breaks are achieved by hitting the Enter key, line breaks are achieved by holding the shift button and then hitting the enter key.
Copying and Pasting Text from Other Programs (i.e. MS Word, E-mails)
When copying text directly from other sources such as a Word document or an e-mail, you may be pasting not only the text but also the styling of the original program (fonts, colours, sizes, etc).
This may or may not be consistent with the styling on the website (perhaps your word document has the text in one font/size, but the website uses another) and could cause design or consistency issues.
In your text editor toolbar you will find a “remove formatting” button.
Clicking the button brings up a panel that allows you to remove any additional formatting that may have come with the pasted text.
When we’re seeing font issues, we’ll usually click this button then choose the “MS Word Format” removal option. If that doesn’t sort out the issue, choose the “HTML Format” option.
This generally removes all formatting from the text area, and we just reapply any we need (bold, italics, etc.).
Adding links are a great way to complement your website content and to help users navigate easily through related pages on your site.
Links are created in the text editor by first highlighting the text to be linked, then by clicking the “insert link” button.
Clicking the insert link button will bring up the “link browser”, which will allow you to link to different types of destinations.
The link browser has four tabs along the top, Page, File, External URL, and Email.
On the Page tab, you can see the page tree of the website. Click on the name of a page on your site to link to that word(s).
On the External URL tab, you can type in the address of any website.On the File tab, you will see the file list and can link to a file stored on the server, such as a PDF or a doc file.
On the Email tab, you can type in an email address.