WYSIWYG Editor

The WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) editor is the area of the Writeroom where your text and media come together. We created a powerful WYSIWYG interface that lets you see what you page will look like as you edit it. Below, the various formatting options are explained in detail, and some quick shortcuts are also detailed.

Formatting Options

Formatting Options

The formatting options available are all shown in the top bar of the Editor. You can use these options to make small changes to the format of your document.

You can hover over each option in the Formatting Bar to see its name, and the function of each formatting option is detailed below.

If you're working on a small screen, or have multiple panes open in the write room, you might not see the whole Formatting Bar. However, you can click on the More option to expand the full menu.

Paragraph Options

Style

The Style option is used to set the size and weight of different sections in your document. For example, the title of a major section could be set in the Header 1 Style, while smaller sub-menus use progressively smaller Header options (this might look familiar because that's how this page was made!).

Theme Style

The Theme Style option holds style options that are specific to the Theme that you're using. These can vary greatly from theme to theme, especially if you're using your own custom theme. We'd recommend checking the documentation for your specific theme if you have a question about one of its options.

Alignment

The Alignment option is used to set where your text sits in the text field. There are four basic options by default, and they're function is detailed below:

  • Left Align

  • Centered

  • Right Align

  • Justified

Text Options

Bold

Bold makes your text letters thicker than the surrounding text.

Italic

Italic makes your text letters slanted. Originally it was meant to mimic the look of cursive, but it's also a great way to draw attention to a specific part of your text.

Underline

Underline does what it says on the box - It draws a line under the words.

Small

Small makes your text smaller than the normal Paragraph text

Highlight

Highlight will add a background color to your text to help it stand out more.

Code

Code is used when you'd like to display some code in-line with your text. The look of this can even be changed with Code Styles.

Anchor Options

anchor options

Anchor is similar to a Hyperlink, but it has some added functionality that's specific to Pagedip. To create an anchor, select the word(s) you'd like to be interactive, and click the Anchor button. This brings up a window that lets you set what the Anchor should do. The various options are detailed below.

Go to URL

This allows you to direct your reader to a URL on the web. Think of this option like a regular hyperlink

Go to Page

This allows you to quickly select a page in the Pagedip you're editing to go to. When you select the option, you're presented with a "Mini Page Tree" that you can use to select the relevant page.

Go to Header on Page

This option takes the Go to Page concept one step further, and lets you select a specific Header on the current page to go to. Note that this only works within your current page, so you can't use this option to go to another page's Header.

Open in new Window

If you want your reader to look at another page or link without directing them away from your Pagedip, you can tick this box so the link will be opened in a new window.

List Options

Bulleted List

Bulleted lists are generally used to list out items when order doesn't matter.

Numbered List

Numbered lists are generally used when order matters, and the reader is expected to go through them in order.

List Styles

List Styles are Theme-specific changes that can be applied to your list. If you have questions about an option available in your Theme, we'd recommend contacting the Theme's creator.

Embed Options

Edit Embed

The Edit Embed button let's you change the details of the embed, such as the Name and URL. Note that you must have an Embed selected with your cursor before you're able to click the Edit Embed button.

Embed Styles

Embed Styles are Theme-specific changes can be applied to an Embed. If you have questions about an option available in your Theme, we'd recommend contacting the Theme's creator.

Bink Options

Bink

The Bink button allows you to turn a selected word or phrase into a Bink. These can be used to add an additional layer of content to your work.

Remove Bink

You can use the Remove Bink button to remove it without deleting the text it's attached to. Note that when you remove the Bink, any content inside it will be deleted.