Formatting Content

Formatting Text

When possible use the inbuilt styles accessed from the '-- Styles --' dropdown list. This will ensure website design consistance for the site and make future alterations to the overall website design much faster and easier. If you feel a new style is required then please put a request in through the site contact details.

Do not attempt to align text using spaces to move words around the page. The exact positioning of text in a page will differ for individual web users visiting the site, depending on their computer operating system, screen resolution, browser and selected font size preferences.

If you get your formatting in a mess the easiest solution is to select the text or whole document text, and click the Remove formatting button. This will get you back to a 'clean slate' so to speak and you can then add the required formatting back in.

Formatting Headings

Use the heading formats. They will give consistancy across the site and also as prefered by search engines.

To set a heading style:

  1. Place the cursor in the heading paragraph and select the text by tripple clicking it.
  2. Select the '--Format--' dropdown list and pick a heading style 'Heading 1', 'Heading 2' or 'Heading 3' are usual.

To remove a heading style:

  1. Place the cursor anywhere in the heading paragraph.
  2. Select the format dropdown list and select 'Paragraph'.

Line Break

This can be useful when you wish text to start on the next line, but without introducing a new paragraph and associated spacing above and below the paragraph.

To add a line break:

  1. Hold Shift and press the Enter/Return Key

Table Standard Formats

For most websites there are one or more standard table styles which can be used to display tables with cell borders and distinct headers. To apply a style to a table:

  • Right click on the table and select Table properties or or place the cursor in the table and select the Insert a new table button from the editor toolbar
  • Set the Class to tableStyle1 (the style name may vary, but usually begins with Table)

To ensure the header row uses the table style you have to set the top row(s) you wish to be displayed in the header style:

  • Right click the header row in the table and select Row -> Table row properties or place the cursor in the table and select the Table row properties button from the editor toolbar.
  • Then set row in table part to Table Head

Help and FAQ Overview

Glossary - Common terms used in these help pages.

Best Practice - Some golden rules for creating website content.

Help Topics

Using the Diary - (if installed)

Using the Headline Ticker - (if installed)

Using the Gallery - (if installed)

Using the NEW Gallery - (if installed)

Using the eNewsletter - (if installed)

Using the NEW eNewsletter - (if installed)

Using the Noticeboards - (if installed)

Using the Upload/Download Table - How to load files such as PDFs to the website and link text to the file.

Creating and Editing Webpages - Basic instructions on create pages.

Formatting Content - Good practice for formatting text content, headings and tables

Adding Text from an Existing Document (e.g. MS Word) - Instructions on including external text.

Uploading and linking files - How to load files such as PDFs to the website and link text to the file.

Linking to other pages - Link text to an external page or other page on the website.

Linking to sections on the same page - Link text to a paragraph on the same page using 'Anchors'.

Adding and Deleting Images - Embedding images in your text.

Managing Member Accounts - (if installed)


I have forgotten my password - How to reset it.