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Views

The text editor has two views: simple and advanced.

Text editor views

Help

Click on the help icon (Help) for a description of each tool.

Change the Spell Check tool to UK English

  • Click on the arrow next to the spell check tool.
  • Select UK English from the drop down list.

Language selection

Note: This setting is “sticky” and will be remembered in other textbox editors in the course and when you logoff.

Row 1 functions

Row one icons

Tool Purpose
bold icon

Bold the selected text.

Italics icon

Italicise the selected text.

Underline icon

Underline the selected text.

Strike through icon

Strikethrough the selected text.

Select heading / text style icon

Select a heading / text style.

Text font icon

Select the text font.

Font size icon

Select the size of the text.

Bulleted list icon

Create a bulleted list.

Numbered list icon

Create a numbered list.

Text colour icon

Select a text colour.

Highlight icon

Select a highlight colour

Remove formatting icon

Remove formatting from highlighted text.

Preview icon

Preview.

Help icon

Help.

Full screen icon

Full screen view.

Expand / collapse icon

Expand / Collapse tool menu.

Row 2 functions

Row two icons

Tool

Purpose

Cut icon

Cut

Copy icon

Copy

Paste icon

Paste

Search icon

Search

Undo icon

Undo

Redo icon

Redo

Left align text icon

Left align text

Centre align text icon

Centre align text

Right align text icon

Right align text

Align text to left and right margin icon

Align text to left and right margin

Indent right icon

Indent right.

Indent left icon

Indent left

Superscript icon

Superscript

Subscript

Subscript

Add or edit hyperlink icon

Add new hyperlink or edit existing hyperlink. Refer to the Add a web link guide.

Remove hyperlink icon

Remove hyperlink.

Text to right icon

Enter text to right of current location (default).

Text to left icon

Enter text to left of current location.

Thin horizontal line icon

Add a thin horizontal line, setting width, height and shadows.

Thin centred line icon

Add a thin centred line, setting width, height and shadows.

Non-breaking space icon

Insert a non-breaking space character.

Automatic spell check icon

Automatic spell check.

Row 3 functions

Row three icons

Tool

Purpose

Record webcam icon

Record from webcam – this allows you to create a webcam recording in YouTube and upload it to a channel (needs to be setup).

Recommended: Kaltura is UQ’s video server and it is recommended that you use this tool to create webcam recordings. Refer to the desktop recording tool page.

File link icon

Add a link to a file in the textbox. Refer to the Add a file link guide.

Insert image icon

Insert an image into the textbox. Refer to the Insert an image guide.

Embed media icon

Embed a media clip in the textbox. Allows you to insert Flash, HTML 5 video, Quicktime, Shockwave, Windows Media player, iFrame and Embedded Audio.

Recommended: Kaltura is UQ’s video server and it is recommended that you use this tool to upload and insert video files into Blackboard. Refer to the Video and Audio Upload tool page.

Equation editor icon

Equation editor

Mashups icon

Kaltura Media – Allows you to upload video files, create webcam recordings and create screencast recordings. Refer to the Desktop recording tool page.

SlideShare – Allows you to search for and automatically embed presentations (PowerPoints) from the SlideShare site. 

YouTube – Allows you to search for and automatically embed videos from the YouTube site. 

Flickr – Allows you to search for and automatically embed photos from the Flickr site. 

Show non printing characters icon

Show all non printing characters i.e. spaces and paragraphs

Format as blockquote icon

Format the text as a blockquote.

Special character icon

Opens the Special Character window.

Insert emoticon icon

Opens the Insert Emoticon window.

Anchor icon

Add an anchor.

Insert / edit table

Open the Insert/Edit Table window.

Row properties icon

Open the Row Properties window.

Cell properties icon

Open the Cell Properties window.

Insert row above icon

Insert a blank row above the current row.

Insert row below icon

Insert a blank row below the current row.

Delete row icon

Delete the current row from the table.

Insert column to left icon

Insert a blank column to the left of the current column.

Insert column to right icon

Insert a blank column to the right of the current column.

Delete current column icon

Delete the current column from the table

Merge cells icon

Merge selected cells.

Split merged cells icon

Split previously merged cells.

HTML code icon

Open the HTML Code window.

CSS icon

Edit the CSS.