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Basic Tasks

Creating Online Text

Since our Editor is an online editor, documents created in it differ in some aspects from documents created in desktop applications. Text entered in a browser-based editor differs from a paged medium such as Print mainly in that it is not divided into physical pages. Because of that, the document created in the Editor does not have a fixed size or format, like Letter or A4, and flows freely to fill the available screen area, both in editing and in preview mode.

Another important thing to note is The Editor is usually used in a browser-based environment to create text published in the Internet and viewed in web browsers. Since different web browsers differ in their implementations of Internet standards, and assume different default values for some formatting settings, the same content may not look alike for each user.

Writing As You Know It

On the other hand, when browsing the features supported by the Editor, you will soon find that most functions of a desktop editor are available here and work in a highly intuitive manner. To write text, use the same basic keys that you are used tousing in desktop editors.

  • Pressing Enter (or Return) ends a paragraph and starts a new one.
  • Pressing Shift+Enter adds a line break which means you are still in the same paragraph, but the new text will start in a new line.
  • Pressing Backspace deletes the text on the left side of the cursor; pressing Del deletes it on the right side. When you combine them with the Ctrl key, the deletion process will work word by word.
  • Characters (letters and numbers) are entered with your standard keyboard as in any other place, including desktop documents or web browser forms. A dedicated Editor function lets you insert some special characters such as additional national letters, fractions, or extended punctuation.
  • Many functions in the Editor have their keyboard shortcuts. Check the full list to see how to create rich content in a fast and efficient manner.

Working with a Document

In The Editor most features that let you work with a document are grouped together on the toolbar. Most of them are simple buttons that turn the function on when you click them, or open an appropriate dialog window.

Among the most common tasks used in the editor are: