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Once you've created a page, or signed in to edit a page, you will see the following elements on the page in the CMS:
The Body Copy field has a fully-featured formatting bar with tools and functions similar to Word and most word processors. These include bolding, italic, numbered and bulleted list tools, cut/copy/paste, undo, spell-check, and more.
Here are the main functions you will use:
Undo, Redo: Undo and Redo are very familiar from other applications, allowing for unlimited levels of undo and redo on a page and tracking all changes until the user navigates away from the page. Undo and Redo act on each discreet operation, where each stretch of unbroken typing is considered one contiguous operation.
Font Family: The font has already been set within the CMS. You will not need to change the font style or size setting.
Bold, Italic, Underline: Simply highlight the text and select the appropriate icon. Do not underline text, as it may be interpreted by users as a clickable link.
Text Color and Background: All type must remain black for consistency and ease in readability. All links created will automatically appear in purple on www.knox.edu (within the CMS they will appear purple).
Bulleted Lists, Numbered Lists: There are icons that allow you to create bulleted and numbered lists. Place the cursor in the desired paragraph and click the icon. Note that there must be a hard return (enter) separating the copy you want to bullet or number from the copy that precedes and follows it, which means that there will always be a space separating the list from the copy that comes before and after it.
More advanced CMS functions are described on the following pages: