Online Help

From The Editor Window
Create Content “Offline”
* You, the User, may or may not have the ability to upload, based on how the User is set up by the web site administrator.
To set or change font characteristics

You can change the look, size and color of your text. The first step is to select and highlight the text you want to format.
Font colour. Background colour. Font & Background Colors – Here you can select the font color and a background color.

[Please note: the background color is only behind the text and is not viable in Netscape]
Bold. Italic. Underline. Strike through. Sub script. Super script. Custom characters. Special Style – Select:
  • Bold
  • Italic
  • Underline
  • strikethrough
  • Sub script
  • super script
  • Custom characters.
Left align. Center align. Right align. Full align. Alignment – This aligns the selected text to the:
  • Left
  • Center
  • Right
  • Full
Heading – these are predefined text styles that can be selected from the drop down box.
  • Normal - standard text
  • Heading 1 – 6 (1 = large, 6 = small)
  • Address – Italic
  • Formatted – Preformatted text
Font Style – Select the font style from the drop down box.
Font Size – Select the size of the font from the drop down box.
(1 = smaller, 7 = larger)
Numbered list. Bullet list. Lists – You can select either an ordered list or just a bulleted list. Once you start a list, every time you hit enter on your keyboard, a new item or bullet is added. Hit enter twice to end the list.
Indent. Outdent. Indent – These buttons allow you to indent your text. If you are creating a list, you can create an outline format:
  • This
    • Is an
      • Indented List
Add table. Table – Tables are an extremely powerful tool for laying out data and images on an HTML page. They provide you with a way to add vertical and horizontal structure to your page. To insert a table:
  • Click where you want the table to appear
  • click the Table button
  • Specify the number of rows
  • Specify the number of columns
  • Cell Padding, specify the number of pixels between the cell content and the cell wall
  • Cell Spacing, specify the number of pixels between each table cell
  • Width, specify the width of the table as a number of pixels ("550px") or as a percentage ("75%") of the browser window.
Changing Tables – Once you have created a table, these buttons will allow you to change the tables configuration.
Add row. Delete row. Add or Delete a row, these buttons add a row to the bottom of the table
Add column. Delete column. Add or Delete a Column, These buttons will add a column to the right of your table
Merge cells.
  • To merge cells click in the cells you want to merge, holding down the shift key (the cells must be adjacent to each other).
  • Click the Merge Cells button to combine selected cells, rows, or columns, creating one cell
Split cells.
  • To Split cells Click in the cell you want to split
  • Click the Split Cell button to divide a cell, creating two cells.
Cell properties. Cell properties.
Delete table. Delete table.
Guidelines. Toggle guidelines/invisible elements.
When you create a table, (rows and columns) this creates “Guidelines” in the Editor window.
You can “toggle” these guidelines/invisible elements by using the toggle guidelines/invisible elements icon.
Add horizontal rule. Add or edit a horizontal rule.
Select the Width as x, px (pixels) or %
Select Height as Normal or 1 through 7
A horizontal ruler line, width=50% and Height of line is 4
Handy Utility Icons
Cut. Copy. Paste. These are your cut and paste tools, use these to:
  • Cut (ctrl + X) or deletes the highlighted item,
  • Copy (ctrl + C) the text and
  • Paste (ctrl + V) the selected item.
Using these key commands you can quickly and easily copy text from your favorite word editor directly into your page.
Search. Search – This button brings up a search box so you can search your document for specific words.
Find and replace. Find and replace specific characters or words in your document.
Clean up code. Clean up code.
HTML code. This button “toggles” between the WYSIWYG view (the default view) and HTML view where you see and edit the code.
Remove format code. Remove format code.
Undo. Undo the last task.
Redo. Redo the last task.
Unlink. unlink
Full screen. Toggle full screen mode.
Help. Editor version and credits.
Add Link. Link – To add a link to a page
  • Highlight the text you want to link from
  • Click the link button
  • Select the page from the list on your server
  • If the link is to a page that is not on your server, simply type the address in starting with http://www.
  • Select the Target, this is how the new page will be displayed. Your options are:
    • Same Page – The new page will replace this page (the most typical option)
    • Top of Page – loads the linked document in the full browser window, removing all frames
    • New Window – loads the linked document in a new, browser window (like a pop-up window)
E-mail link – To create a link so your visitors can send you an e-mail
  • Highlight the text
  • Delete the http in the link box
  • type
Add anchor. Insert or edit anchor.
An Anchor is a text hyper link in your web page TO a section or line in the same web page.
Example: say, if at the top of your web page you have Chapter 1, Chapter 2,... and wish to link the text "Chapter 2" to the area of the page detailing Chapter 2.
  • First: select the destination text within your file. (the TO)
  • Then click the anchor Icon to Insert/edit anchor. (Enter a anchor description like Chapter 2 )
  • Second: At the top of your web page, the "Chapter 2", Link. link this to the the anchor name by selecting it from the General tab, Anchors: Drop Down list.
Add image. Images - You can add images to your web pages from the files on your server:
  • Click on the page where you want the image to be placed
  • Click the image button
  • Browse to the images on your server
  • Click to see a preview
  • Select your options:
  • Alternate text – Enter a description of the image (this is very helpful to those who rely on a voice to read your pages to them)
  • Hyperlink Text – If you want the image to be a link to a new page, type in the address here (http://www. ) Then select the target (see link above).
  • Layout – Now you can adjust how your image is placed on the page:
    • Alignment – This is how your image relates to the other elements on your page; for example the text. Do you want your image to the (left, right, top middle or bottom) of the text?
    • Borders – Here you can add a border around your image. Borders are measured in pixels.
    • Spacing – Here you can adjust distance from the top or edge of your page to your image. This is measured in pixels.
  • Click the "Insert" button.
Upload. Upload – This is where you can upload images or files to your server so you can include them in your web pages.
  • Click the button,
  • Select the destination (for images, you probably want to upload them to your "image" directory)
  • Browse your computer to find the file you want.
  • Click upload. It may take a few minutes to upload large files.
Plain text. Paste as Plain Text.
Create content “offline” on your computer, using an ascii text program like Windows Note Pad.
  • Start–Programs–Accessories–Note Pad
  • Enter your text on as many lines as you need, do NOT use the file–font.
  • File–Save Name and save this file as anyfilenameyouwant.txt on your computer in any folder.
  • Select All the text from this file using your mouse and then File–Copy.(this will place ALL the text on your Windows Clip Board)
  • Select the paste as Plain Text icon.
  • Set the insertion point with your mouse at the top of the Pop Up Window.
    Do not turn “off” the Check box, Keep Linebreaks.
  • From your Key Pad, CTRL+V(this will Paste the text from your Windows Clip Board)
  • Click the “insert” button.
  • You can now select some text and use the Editor Icons as required, like Bold,...
MS Word. Paste from MS Word.
Create content “offline” on your computer, using your existing MS Word *.doc file/s.
You can use all the MS Word short cut icons, like Bold, to format your text.
  • Select All the text from the file using your mouse and then File–Copy.(this will place ALL the formatted text into your Windows Clip Board)
  • Log into the snippetMaster program and open the *.htm file you wish to edit
  • Set the insertion point using your mouse.(at the top of the editor window)
  • Select the paste from MS Word icon
  • From your Key Pad, CTRL+V(this will paste the formatted text from your Windows Clip Board)
  • Click the “Insert” button.
  • You can now select some text and use the Editor Icons if required, like Bold,...