The WYSIWYG Editor
  • Updated on 14 Nov 2019
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The WYSIWYG Editor

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What is WYSIWYG?

WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) is a text editor that allows you to view content exactly as it will appear on a finished product, in this case, your knowledge base.

Unlike the Markdown editor, the WYSIWYG editor makes use of a single editing pane, since the content being written is already in preview mode. Using the WYSIWYG editor will feel similar to using a word processing application, in fact you can copy and paste content directly from a Word document.

WYSIWYG Toolbar

The WYSIWYG toolbar is similar to toolbars found in other word processing applications, such as Word or Google Docs.

There are five categories of options in the toolbar.
WYSIWYG Toolbar simplified

  1. Heading Options: H2, H3, and H4 options for text. Items with H2 status will be included in an article's table of contents when published.
  2. Text Formatting: Text styling options such as font size and bold, italic or strikethrough.
  3. Paragraph Formatting: Add unordered or ordered lists, change the alignment and line height of paragraphs, and add indentations or quote text.
  4. Insert Options: Insert hyperlinks, images, files, videos and more.
  5. Miscellaneous Options: Undo and redo buttons, and preview button to view your article as it will appear on your knowledge base site.
Additional formatting options
Once added to an article, images, files, videos, and tables each have additional formatting menus that can be opened by clicking on the inserted item.
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