How to Format Text

            Introduction: Style Sheets and Styles

            When your website is first designed and built, we set up a custom "style sheet" that defines a how text will be automatically formatted in different situations. This includes headings, sub-headings, bullets, links, etc. Each kind of formatting is referred to as a "style".

            We recommend relying on these custom styles rather than custom-formatting text by changing the font type, size, etc.


            Your website will be set up with at least three pre-defined headings:

            • Heading 1: This is the style for your page or post tile. Google prefers that there only be one of these on the page.
            • Heading 2: This style can be used for creating section titles within a page.
            • Heading 3: This can be used for creating sub-sections titles within a page.

            You can switch text from the default "Paragraph" style to a "Heading" style by selecting it in the editor toolbox:

            Bold, Italic, and Bulleted or Numbered Lists

            Standard formatting options, such as bold, italic, bulleted and numbered lists are available via the MS-word-like buttons at the top of your editor:

            Fixing Bad Formatting

            Sometimes you may find that the formatting is behaving strangely. This could be due to copying and pasting text from a program like Microsoft Word. You can avoid this in most browsers by holding down the “Shift” key when pasting (e.g. “CTRL-SHIFT-C”). 

            If you ever get stuck in a jam, you can always go back to a blank slate by selecting the text and clicking the “Remove Formatting” button:


            Updated: 28 Apr 2017 02:02 AM
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