The Book View supports a great deal of rich text editing. Many of these editing feature are available in theWord via the Formatting Toolbar. However, there are some other formatting features that are not yet included in the toolbar. These features will eventually be available from within theWord. Until then, if there is other formatting that you would like to use, you can copy and paste from Wordpad, Microsoft Word, or other text editor.
The Book View has a formatting toolbar to use to format the content of entries in the Book View. This toolbar usually resides just under and to the right of the main menu.
Book View Formatting Toolbar
This toolbar contains very familiar formatting tools for anyone who is familiar with a rich text editor. In case of a non-user module, the toolbar has less options, please see the User Formatting section for details on non-user module formatting. The hyperlink button (bottom row, second from the end) will display the Hyperlink Dialog.
You can access more formatting tools for the current Paragraph, Border, and Bullets/Numbering by right-clicking on the content area of the Book view and selecting the menu items Paragraph..., Paragraphs Borders and Background..., and Bullets and Numbering...:
As you type content into the topic content area, theWord saves the content in real time. There is no need to save the content. If you make a mistake, the well-known ctrl+z (undo) option is always available.
Setting the Default Font
To set the default font and font-size used for new topics do this: create a new topic and immediately (before typing anything) change the font and font-size to the one you want to be the default for all other new topics. theWord will remember this selection and use this font and font-size for new topics.
You can perform a Find and Find & Replace in the current topic by right-clicking on a word and selecting from the popup menu:
The following dialog appears:
This dialog allows you to find a word in the current topic, or find and replace it with another.
theWord supports the most common types of images. You can embed an image in any module topic either by selecting the Insert a picture from a file... button from the formatting toolbar (), or by drag-n-dropping an image in the content area of the Book view. The supported image types are bmp, jpg, gif, png, wmf including transparency. The viewer supports smooth image resizing as well as auto-resizing of images for non-user modules.
When moving the mouse over an image, a button appears at the top-left area of the image that provides access to a number of image-related functions.
Remember that whether images are actually resized and how on the view level is controlled from the icon on the book view toolbar.
©2003-2012 Costas Stergiou
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