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Part: II Editing the Content of a Web Page > Editing Text in a Web Page

Chapter 3. Editing Text in a Web Page


9 About Web Page Text

10 Select Text

11 Edit and Add Text

12 Copy or Move Text

13 Insert Special Characters (Symbols)

14 Insert the Date

15 Check Spelling

16 Use Find and Replace

If you've ever used any Windows or Mac word processing program, you'll find text editing in Contribute pretty straightforward. Most of the basic text-editing techniques you already know from using these word processors still apply.


Most of the time when you're editing text, you'll want to change some or all of the words in a region without changing the way the words in that region are formatted—font, color, size, and so on. For this reason, the tasks in this chapter focus on changing text without altering format. Should you choose to change the formatting as well, see Chapter 4, “Changing the Way Text Looks.”

A web page, however, is not a word processing document, and there are types of editing and formatting you might expect to be able to do in such a word processor-like program that you really can't do with a web page. Most of the differences have less to do with Contribute than they have to do with long-held, very deliberate restrictions on the way a web page works that limit some types of text editing and formatting. These restrictions exist to ensure that a single web page looks good when viewed through all kinds of browsers, at any resolution, on any size monitor.

If you need text-editing activities to work differently from what you discover—for example, if you need the insertion point to jump down one line instead of two at the end of a paragraph—contact your administrator.

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