The WYSIWYG editor
- Updated on 05 Jan 2020
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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.
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.
- 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.
- Text Formatting: Text styling options such as font size and bold, italic or strikethrough.
- Paragraph Formatting: Add unordered or ordered lists, change the alignment and line height of paragraphs, and add indentations or quote text.
- Insert Options: Insert hyperlinks, images, files, videos and more.
- Miscellaneous Options: Undo and redo buttons, and preview button to view your article as it will appear on your knowledge base site.