Question: What are all those toolbar icons?
|Step||Instructions||Example or Picture||Notes|
|1||As in a word processor there is a toolbar with many icons that control text styles and formats.||School Loop changes these icons, and their arrangement, from time to time.
They mistakenly removed the Source icon in Summer 2015, but they plan to add it back.
|2||Move the mouse to hover over an icon and a pop-up will tell you what the icon is.
A pop-up box will tell you what the icon is for.
|3||To use most of the tools you select some text and then click the icon to apply it to the selected text. A few tools insert text at the current position (where you last clicked or typed). A few apply to the paragraph that contains the current position.|
Here is a list of the toolbar tools. The most commonly used tools have their names in bold.
|Toolbar tool||Description||Select text first?|
|Style||Set the selected text to a predefined style.||Yes|
|Font||Set the font of the selected text.||Yes|
|Size||Set the size of selected text. Normal text is size 14, so it's best to stay near that size.||Yes|
|Bold||Make the selected text bold.||Yes|
|Italic||Make the selected text italic.||Yes|
|Underline||Underline the selected text. It's best to avoid this since people usually assume that underlined text indicates a clickable link.||Yes|
|Strikeout||Cross out the selected text.||Yes|
|Subscript||Lower and shrink the selected text.||Yes|
|Superscript||Raise and shrink the selected text.||Yes|
|Undo||Reverse the previous action or undo the latest change to the text.||No|
|Redo||Used after Undo to "undo the undo".||No|
|Remove Format||Undo formatting of the selected text. If text styling has gotten "messed up" you can select the text, remove the foramtting, and start over.||Yes|
|Find||Opens the Find and Replace box.||No|
|Replace||Opens the Find and Replace box.||No|
|Insert/Remove Numbered List||Change the selected lines to a list numbered 1, 2, 3. If it's already a numbered list, remove the numbers.||Yes|
|Insert/Remove Bulleted List||Change the selected lines to a list with bullets. If it's already a bulleted list, remove the bullets.||Yes|
|Decrease Indent||Shift the selected text left, if it's previously been shifted right.||Yes|
|Increase Indent||Shift the selected text right.||Yes|
|Block Quote||Supposed to shift the selected text right, but doesn't work due to a bug in School Loop.||Yes|
|Left Justify||Left-justify the current paragraph.||No|
|Center Justify||Center the current paragraph.||No|
|Right Justify||Right-justify the current paragraph.||No|
|Block Justify||Justify the current paragraph to both left and right margins.||No|
|Text Color||Set the color of the selected text.||Yes|
|Background Color||Set the background color of the selected text.||Yes|
|Insert Special Character||Open a window where you can pick special characters and symbols, such as a bullet, arrow, copyright symbol, or accented letter.||No|
|Insert Horizontal Line||Insert a wide line at the current position.||No|
|Link||Turn the selected text into a link to a web page, downloadable file, or email address.||Yes|
|Unlink||Remove the previously set link from the selected text.||Yes|
|Anchor||Insert a "named anchor" at the current position. This is an advanced web technique used to let links go to a particular place on a web page.||No|
|Image||Insert an image, selected from one of your albums, at the current position.||No|
|Table||Insert a table at the current position. You'll be asked for the number of rows and columns and other table settings, all of which you can change later. We recommend that you set Cell padding to 5.||No|
|Source||Show the raw web code, called HTML. This is for advanced users and lets you make changes to the content that you couldn't make using the toolbar tools.||No|
|Maximize||Change the text area to the full window, so you have more room to enter and edit text. Click the icon again to return to the normal editing window.||No|