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Working with the wiki text editor

The Text Editor is used in both Wikis and Online Documents. A pared down version of the text editor is used in Discussions.

Renaming a Wiki or Online Document

Wiki pages and Online Documents will appear with the name listed at the top of the page in a text field when in edit mode, and can be renamed at any time by users with edit permissions.

 

Note: FrontPage cannot be renamed as it is a system generated name which cannot be changed.

The Text Editor Toolbar

Users with some experience with Word Processors, such as Microsoft Word, will recognize most of the formatting options in the toolbar. Some iMeet® Central-specific, and other, options are explained below.

 

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  • The New Page Button allows you to link to an internal wiki page which has not yet been created. When you save the page, the link will appear red, underlined, and with a question mark. Click the red link to create the wiki page and begin editing it. Once the new page is saved the link will turn from red to the normal blue color.
  • To add a link, click on the "Insert Link" Button in the editor toolbar. Add a direct or relative URL and a title for the link -- this is the text that will be "clickable" in the document -- and click . You can also select (highlight) text in a document and click the link icon to link it to another page.
  • Attach File or Image: Attach files to the online doc by clicking the "Attach" Button. Select from files that already exist in the workspace or upload a new file.
  • Insert More (Application Blocks): Application blocks are pre-configured elements that can be added to an online doc or a wiki page. There are many application blocks available. Click on the "Insert More" Button to get started.
  • Plain Text Paste Tool/Paste from Word: (see the corresponding icons towards the right side of the toolbar: plaintext,word ) It is recommended to use either of these options when pasting in content from external sources, as background formatting used in the source applications can affect the Text editor's behavior.
  • HTML Mode: (see the corresponding icon towards the right side of the toolbar: html) Use this mode to edit the Online Documents' HTML.


The "Advanced" Toolbar

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Click in the arrow (indicated above) to open the Advanced toolbar. The options provided in the Advanced toolbar include:

  • Insert today's Date
  • Search within the document
  • Subscript
  • Superscript
  • Insert Special Characters
  • Emoticons
  • Code Highlighting/Formatting
  • Embed Videos and Other External Content

Code Highlighting/Formatting

You can use Code Highlighting/Formatting to neatly display programming code.

You can begin creating this by starting a new or editing an existing Wiki or Online Doc and then click on the button for Code Highlighting/Formatting.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Next choose a programming language, paste your code, then click Insert.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Save your Online Document and your result can look something like the following:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Using Tables in the Text Editor

Tables are a great way to organize your Wiki page or Online Document. To insert an Application Block into a cell, simply put your cursor into a table cell, click the Insert More button, and select an application block.

Right-clicking in a table will bring up the table menu, where table properties, along with the properties for the cell, row, and column in which you clicked, can be edited.

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In the Table Properties menu, general table attributes can be modified:

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To modify the width of a column, right-click in the column, go to Cell, and select Table Cell Properties. Here, you can add a pixel width (indicated below). In Cell properties, other attributes of the Cell, like horizontal and vertical alignment, can be modified.

To make changes to multiple Cells in a row or column, highlight the cells you want to change, right-click in the highlighted area, go to Cell, and select Table Cell Properties.

Firefox Known Issue: When in edit mode in a wiki/online doc, copying a New Page, or Wiki Link, does not copy all of the necessary information, and will copy an incomplete link. See the bug report on Firefox's website.

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