When you go to a particular category page in order to edit the page (add content, edit content) it will initially open to a Basic Text Editor. This is all most users need.
We also offer a Full Screen Mode Editor for more advanced editing.
We recommend using this screen only if necessary.
IMPORTANT: When editing on the internet you are using an HTML editor. Unlike a word processing program there are no page parameters (no page width or height). The width of the editing page is NOT the same as the width of your website page. It is important to let text flow freely. Content will arrange itself to fit your website page based upon the template you are using and the device used for viewing your site.
From your FASO account control panel, access the category page you wish to edit.
Example, click on one of the following from the Left Menu Bar:
We DO NOT recommend you format images and text side by side. Forcing content to appear as you would like it to appear as it would on a printed document will most likely NOT view properly on small screen Mobile Devices such as cell phones or tablets.
Mobile viewing has risen to 80% so you do want to take this into consideration.
When you type text in another program (especially Microsoft Word) then paste it into a FASO text box editing screen, it also copies in unneeded code that causes formatting problems.
We HIGHLY recommend that if you want to compile your entry in an outside program, use NotePad or a similar program that removes all the formatting first.
If you have already created the text in Microsoft, please copy the text into Notepad and then copy and paste from the Notepad document.
Then re-apply any formatting needed using the text editing icons at the top of editing screen.
This allows the global formatting of the FASO system to take over and make sure everything is consistent.
To access notepad:
Using Windows 8:
If you are on a Mac, we recommend the application TextEdit:
DO NOT use the Spacebar on your keyboard to format your page. This simple hint will save you hours of frustration.
Websites are built using the language called html. Html is used to ensure that your website will function properly and look good in all internet browsers and on all types of devices ranging from a 24" desktop to a 4" mobile phone.
Working with html is not like using ANY word processing program you are familiar with.
When wanting to format text, it is best not to use functions that work in a word processing program, like using your spacebar key multiple times to move text to the right or to the left.
***Use the formatting tools in the toolbar for aligning text (centering it, etc.).
We recommend keeping things SIMPLE so that your website displays properly in all internet browsers and on all devices.
However some users require more advanced editing, so we provide a Full Screen Mode editor.
The Full Screen Mode editor offers additional editing options such as:
Click on Full Screen Mode (gray button at bottom left or small grey square upper right)
To see the function of each tool simply hover over the tool and the icon name will show.
Remember to select the text or the image that you wish to edit.
Our full screen composer for rich text areas supports auto-saving and the ability to recover previous versions.
To access previous saved versions via the Full Screen Mode screen, click on Show previous versions (upper left).
The Previous Versions will show at the bottom of the screen.
It is not possible to change the size of your fonts in the Full Screen Mode.
Changing the font size caused issues and did not often do justice to the live website. If you wish to change fonts, first check to see if another template better suits your needs.
If you want a numbered list or a list with bullets:
Note: it will either add a number 1. or a 'dot'
Please see this FAQ for how to add images to Text Area and how to resize them:
Add Image to Text Editing Screen
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