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Putting the Words on the Page

Much of the content on a page will be text. Use it strategically.

Intro text sets the tone for content while telling users what the page is about and why they should care. It's not always necessary, and not every page will need it.

This text is in a larger font than regular body text, and if used, it will appear at the top of the page.


To place your content in intro text, select Customize this Page at the bottom of your page. You'll see the selection of blue boxes open. Select the plus sign on the right, which will open up your component list. Select Page Items, which will give you another list. Select Intro Text.


An intro text box will open, with a space for you to paste your content in. When any editing is complete, select the Finish button at the bottom. If you don't, your work won't be saved. If for some reason you don't want to save it, either select Cancel or Close Window, and the component will close without saving your changes.

Body Text

The Body Text component is the one you'll probably use the most. It has a toolbar that's very similar to the one in Word documents, and you'll use it to place basic text, headlines, and tables. You can include lists with bullets and numbers, add hyperlinks, and put text in bold, italics, underlined, or a combination (but combo formatting should be rare, if ever).


To place your content in a Body Text Box, select Customize this Page at the bottom of your page. You'll see the selection of blue boxes open. Select the plus sign on the right, which will open up your component list. Select Page Items, which will give you another list. Select Body Text.


If you want to place a headline on text, you can include the headline with the text, or create a separate Body Text box for it, depending on your page design needs. Highlight the text that you want to serve as the headline, then select the size you want.


Best practices call for headlines to be largest at the top, then get smaller as they go down the page. The largest you can use is the Headline 2, or H2. Heading 1 is automatically applied to the page title when you create a new page, and should not be used again.

When any editing is complete, select the Finish button at the bottom, then save the page to preserve your work.

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