Learn@UW - HTML Editor Controls

The HTML Editor displays a interface with drop-down controls to access some of the functions. This document provides an overview of this interface and shows where to find the editing controls.

When you first open the HTML Editor, just one row of controls display followed by a 'Show All Components' button ( Show All Components ), unless the browser window is wide enough to show all of the controls:

One Row of Controls


Press the 'Show All Components' button to display the remaining controls on a second row (and further rows if needed):

All Controls


Pressing the button again will hide the controls not displayed on the first row.

Among all the controls are eight drop-down controls used to bring up menu items to select various functions that are not displayed as buttons.

The first drop-down to the right of the 'Insert Quicklink' button brings up a menu to insert a symbol, line, or attributes.

1st Drop Down

The second drop-down to the right of the 'Underline' button brings up a menu to strike a line through text or make subscripts and superscripts.

2nd Drop Down

The third drop-down to the right of the 'Unordered List' button brings up a menu to create an ordered list or control alignments.

3rd Drop Down

The fourth drop-down to the right of the 'Apply Color' button brings up an interface to select the foreground color of text.

4th Drop Down

The fifth drop-down to the right of the 'Insert/Modify equation' button brings up a menu to create an equation using the Graphical Editor, MathML, or LaTeX.

5th Drop Down

The sixth drop-down to the right of the 'Insert/Modify table' button brings up a menu to make changes to the selected table.

6th Drop Down

The seventh drop-down to the right of the 'Paste' button brings up a menu to do a standard paste, paste as plain text, or paste from Word.

7th Drop Down

The eighth drop-down to the right of the 'Undo' button brings up a Redo control to re-do what has just been undone.

8th Drop Down


Additional controls can be found in the lower right hand corner of the HTML editor:

Additonal Controls

- Check Spelling - Preview 
- HTML Source Editor - Toggle Full Screen

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Keywords:brightspace learn@uw learnuw d2l desire2learn new different html editor recent changes find editing controls   Doc ID:35660
Owner:Joan W.Group:Learn@UW Utility
Created:2013-12-06 12:33 CDTUpdated:2016-05-24 14:31 CDT
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