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How do I use the text editor in Moodle?

WYSIWYG stands for “What You See is What You Get” and is used in Moodle to allow you to format text (using bold, underline, italics, etc), create web links from text on a page, insert images, and a whole lot more!

1. Turn editing on in the upper righthand corner of course page.
2. You will see WYSIWYG editing icons in most of the places in Moodle where you edit text. These icons (and their functions) are very similar to those used in other text-editing programs, such as Microsoft Word.

3. These are some of the more commonly used icons that you may not recognize.

4. Remember to click “Save Changes” at the bottom of the page when you are finished.

My page is displaying some funny code; how can I fix it?

It might look something like this:

Microsoft Word formatting

This is usually the result of cut and pasting from Microsoft Word or another external application. When cut and pasting from Word, make sure to use the “Paste from Word” button in the rich text editor. This will strip any formatting and leave you with nice, clean text.

Paste from Word

If you are cut and pasting from another application (such as an email), the “Paste as Plain Text” button (located to the left of the “Paste from Word” button will also come in handy.

How do I edit content contained in Drupal?

When a content piece is created, you can change anything that could also have been initially done during the creation of the content. To do this:

  1. Make sure you are logged on.
  2. Navigate to the page containing the content you wish to edit.
  3. Scroll below the content piece you wish to edit and click the “Edit” link.
    1. You are now in the editing interface for this content piece.
  4. Make the desired changes to your content.
  5. When you are done editing the content, scroll down and click the “Save” button.
    1. The screen returns to “View” mode.
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