Text Editor Toolbar

Use the buttons on the toolbar of the Text Editor dialog box to perform many of the operations available in the menus.

Controls on the toolbar of the Text Editor dialog box include the following:

Control Description
New – Click to create a new, blank text object. If an existing text object is already open for editing, you will be prompted to save it first.
Open – Click to import an existing text file. Browse for a text file to open using the Open dialog box. You may import Rich Text (*.rtf), Plain Text, (*.txt), and HTML (*.html, *.htm) file formats. The extension will determine the format of the imported file. (Unrecognized extensions will be imported as Plain Text.)
Print – Click to open the Print dialog box, allowing you to print the current text to a selected Windows® printer.
Save – Click to save the text object to the system. SiteSpinner® Pro will assign it a default name, which will be visible in the Text Object Selection drop-down menu.
You must save or cancel the text object before you can exit the Text Editor dialog box and return to the Work Window. Do this by clicking the Save and Close button at the bottom of the dialog box. Or, press ALT+ENTER for a fast "Save and Close."
Save As File – Click to open the Save As dialog box, allowing you to export the contents of the Text Editor dialog box in either Rich Text (*.rtf), Plain Text, (*.txt), and HTML (*.html, *.htm) file formats.

Save Object and Project to Disk – Click to open the Save Current Project As dialog box.

Cut – Click to cut highlighted text in the Text Editor dialog box and copy it to the clipboard.

Copy – Click to copy highlighted text in the Text Editor dialog box.
Paste – Click to insert cut or copied text. You may also paste text copied from other text editors or word processing applications into the Text Editor.
Undo – Click to reverse the previous editing operation.
Redo – Click to reapply an edit operation that has just been undone.
Object Selection – If you have opened the Text Editor dialog box without first selecting a text or code object in the Work Window, a new text object is created. However, you may select any code, text, or title object in the project from the drop-down menu. If you have first selected an object and then opened the Text Editor dialog box, the object's name is displayed.
You may rename a text or code object by typing over the displayed name in the Object Selection box. Names must not begin with a numeral or contain any special characters or blanks.
Format Selection – Select an object format from the drop-down menu. Choose among Title, Rich Text, or Generic Code. (Counter format is not available in SiteSpinner® Pro.) The Text Editor will change to accommodate the format selected.
Background Color – Click to toggle the background color of the Text Editor dialog box text area between the default white and a custom color. The custom color can be useful is for example you are working with a light font color that would otherwise be difficult to see. You may set the custom color yourself, using the Color dialog box (on the Text Editor dialog box, Options>Editor Toggle Color). Your selection will not affect the actual background color of the text object. To change the background color, use the Shading Editor dialog box. For more information, see Color Dialog Box.
Autoscroll – Click to add a vertical scrollbar to your text object. This is useful if you have long text passages. If you do not add a scrollbar to text that exceeds the vertical dimensions of the text object, the text will be cut off. (Not available in Code Edit Mode.)
Font Selection – Select from the drop-down menu a font to apply to highlighted text in the Text Editor dialog box. The menu offers all fonts available on your system. (Not available in Code Edit Mode.)

Font Size – Select a font size for the selected text in the Text Editor dialog box. By default, the menu options are Point Size values. You may change the options to Pixel Size values by changing a setting in the Options and Filters dialog box (on the Text Editor dialog box, Options>Options and Filters). For more information, see Options and Filters Dialog Box. (Not available in Code Edit Mode.)

“Web-safe” fonts are marked with a green OK symbol. Web-safe fonts are fonts that were installed on your system together with your Microsoft®  Internet Explorer® browser. You can use these fonts fully confident that your users will view your text using the same font as you intended.

Bold – Click to apply a boldface effect to the highlighted text in the Text Editor dialog box. (Not available in Code Edit Mode.)

Underline – Click to underline the highlighted text in the Text Editor dialog box. (Not available in Code Edit Mode.)
Italic – Click to italicize the highlighted text in the Text Editor dialog box. (Not available in Code Edit Mode.)
Strikethrough – Click to apply a strikethrough effect to highlighted text in the Text Editor dialog box. (Not available in Code Edit Mode.)
Justify Left – Click to set line justification to the left. (Not available in Code Edit Mode.)
Center – Click to center line justification. (Not available in Code Edit Mode.)
Justify Right – Click to set line justification to the right. (Not available in Code Edit Mode.)
Full Justify – Click to monospace the selected text (spread the text horizontally to fill the text object). Note that some browsers do not recognize full text justification. (Not available in Code Edit Mode.)
Bulleted List – Click to apply bullets at the start of each new paragraph in the text. (Not available in Code Edit Mode.)
Numbered List – Click to number each new paragraph in the text consecutively beginning with 1.

Color Dropper Click and drag to use the color dropper tool to pick up a color anywhere on your computer screen.

Font Color – Click to open the Color dialog box to select a system or custom color to apply to highlighted text. (Not available in Code Edit Mode.)

Link Editor – Click to open the Link Editor dialog box to allow you to create or edit a hyperlink for the selected text object. For more information, see Link Editor Dialog Box. (Not available in Code or Title Edit Mode.)

Make  HTML Links Visible Click to toggle between the display in the Text Editor of hyperlinked text and its underlying code.

Be careful when applying hyperlinks to text inside the Text Editor dialog box. Because hyperlinks applied to an object take precedence over links within the object, your text hyperlink may not work.

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