Adding a Text Block to a Page

To add a textblock to a page, click to insert a new element.  In the Element Gallery, click on the words Text Elements (or the orange triangle) to see the list of text elements available.

 

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Find the element you want to add and click on it.

 

We’ll add a formatted text block element (with a header).  Click on the Formatted Text Block element in the Element Gallery, the page will reload and you will see this:

 

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You can now click to define the textblock header and to add content to the textblock.

 

Click to define the textblock header.  You will see this:

 

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Enter your text:

 

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Many of the format buttons probably look familiar from Microsoft Word, but you can also add tables, images, links and form fields to your text block.

 

You can copy and paste from other documents or web sites.  If you do this, when you paste, you will see this:

 

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Select the option you wish to use. 

 

Click on Finish.

By default CommonSpot will check your spelling.  To skip this process, uncheck the box at the bottom of the window  before you click on Finish.  If you DO check spelling, you will see this:

 

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If there is a word that you commonly use and that appears as a misspelling, click on Add to add the word to your lexicon for future use.

 

Your page will reload and will now look like this:

 

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The yellow circle with the plus sign indicates that this is new content.  If you are using the approval process, this circle may be green, light blue or orange, depending on your role in that process.  You will need to submit your change for publication or approval by clicking on the colored circle and selecting the appropriate action.