Using the rich text editor to customize a field's question text

When editing the question text for basic, multiple choice, submitter, and file upload fields, you'll have access to a basic set of text formatting tools. This can help you customize the text style and size, as well as insert lists, links, and images. Below you'll find an overview of these features.


Style & text formatting

The rich text editor's text size and formatting tools

  1. Size: select a font size to apply to your highlighted text.
  2. Text color: select a color to apply to your highlighted text.
  3. Bold: make your highlighted text bold.
  4. Italic: make your highlighted text italicized.
  5. Underline: make your highlighted text underlined.
  6. Strikethrough: apply a strikethrough to your highlighted text.
  7. Clear formats: clear all formatting from your highlighted text.

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Lists

The rich text editor's numbered and bulleted lists buttons

  1. Numbered list: create a ordered list. Right-click on your list to view additional formatting options.
  2. Bulleted list: create an unordered list. Right-click on your list to view additional formatting options.

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Links

The rich text editor's link options

  1. Insert link: turn highlighted text into a clickable link. Right-click on a link to edit it.
  2. Remove link: click or highlight linked text, then click this button to remove the link (the text will still remain).

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Images

The rich text editor's image button

  1. Insert image: upload and insert an image from your LibApps Image Manager library. Right-click on an inserted image to edit its dimensions, alt text, and other details.

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Copy & paste

The rich text editor's copy, paste, undo, and redo options

  1. Cut: cut highlighted text from the editor.
  2. Copy: copy highlighted text in the editor.
  3. Paste: paste text from the clipboard using the source's formatting. This means any styles applied to the text will be pasted, as well.
    • This is generally not recommended unless you are copying plain text or text from elsewhere in your rich text editor.
    • Copying text from other web pages, Microsoft Word documents, PDFs, etc., will typically include that text's styles and formats.
    • The rich text editor will attempt to retain those styles, but this often leads to complex inline styles in the underlying HTML. This can make it difficult to edit that pasted text in the text editor.
  4. Paste as Plain Text: use this option to paste only text currently in the clipboard. Any styles from the source text will not be applied.
    • If you're having trouble with the formatting of pasted text, use this option to paste the plain text. You can then use the rich text editor's tools to format it.
  5. Paste from Word: paste text from the clipboard using the destination's formatting. This means the rich text editor will attempt to convert the copied styles into a more web-friendly format, using its own styles.
    • This is strongly recommended when pasting text from outside of the rich text editor, including other webpages, Microsoft Word, PDFs, etc.
  6. Undo: revert the most recent change from the current session.
  7. Redo: if you undid a change, this will restore it.

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Editor options

The rich text editor's Maximize button

  1. Maximize: click to expand the text editor to the full size of the page. Click again to return to the default size.

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