HTML editor

The Rich Text (or HTML) editor is available in several places throughout Method, and is used to add formatting to your text. The Editor works basically the same way as a word processor like Microsoft Word.

Even though the controls available to you in the Editor are pretty commonplace, this section will go through the options provided to give you a "crash course" in text editing.

There are four tabs available in Method’s HTML Editor:

  • Frequent (tools used most often)
  • Text (tools used to manipulate text)
  • Arrange (alignment of text and objects)
  • Insert (for inserting objects, hyperlinks, etc.) 

We will go through each section individually, with a screen shot for reference. We will describe the buttons from left to right.

Frequent

  • Undo: Cancels the last action
  • Redo: Repeats the last action
  • Bold: Bolds selected text
  • Italic: Italicizes selected text
  • Underline: Underlines selected text
  • Paste: Pastes selected text from another source (please note that not all formatting will be consistent across multiple platforms)
  • Bullet list: Create a bulleted/nested list and choose the formatting of the bullets
  • Numbered list: Create a numbered/nested list and choose the formatting and ordering of the numbers
  • Insert/Edit link: Insert or edit a hyperlink to an external website
  • Remove link: Cancel an existing clickable link, leaving only plain text
  • Spell check: Check spelling of the selection or document
  • Full screen: Full-screen mode; toggle to return to standard mode
  • Preview: This will show you a preview of what your text will look like

Text

  • Cut: Copy and remove the selected text (for pasting)
  • Copy: Copy selected text without removing
  • Paste: Paste selected text
  • Find and replace: Find a given word or phrase and replace it with something else
  • Font: Choose from an array of stock fonts
  • Size: Make text larger or smaller
  • Text color: Change color of text
  • Background color: Change color of text highlighting
  • Bold: Bolds selected text
  • Italic: Italicizes selected text
  • Underline: Underlines selected text
  • Hyperlink: Inserts hyperlink
  • Break hyperlink: Removes hyperlink
  • Clear formatting: Strips formatting from a section, leaving plain text

Arrange

  • Left align: Align to left margin
  • Center align: Center text
  • Right align: Align to right margin
  • Justify: Spaces words so all lines align to both left and right margins
  • Indent: Standard indent
  • Remove indent: Remove standard indent
  • Bullet list: Create a bulleted/nested list and choose the formatting of the bullets
  • Numbered list: Create a numbered/nested list and choose the formatting and ordering of the numbers

Insert 

  • Insert/Edit link: Insert or edit a hyperlink to an external website
  • Remove link: Cancel an existing clickable link, leaving only plain text
  • Insert image: Insert an image via URL
  • Insert table: Insert a table and manage table properties including cells, rows and columns
  • Horizontal line: Insert a horizontal line
  • Insert video: Insert a video via URL or embed video
  • Source code: This function calls up the HTML source code of the email for those who wish to code directly or make changes to the HTML

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