See Also

Using the HTML Editor

Several features of the SixBit use the built-in HTML Editor.  The Description Editor, Description Wrapper Editor, Email Template Editor and Add To Description all use the same basic HTML Editor functionality.  The built-in HTML Editor is a WYSIWYG editor which means that you can see what your formatted text will look like as you edit it.




WYSIWYG HTML editors are quite common.  You have probably used one to make posts on internet discussion groups or when filling out forms on the internet.  


You can view either a Edit mode or a Preview mode using the tabs at the bottom of the window.



In Edit mode, you can also choose whether you are editing in a WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) mode (WYSIWYGEdit.png) or a raw HTML mode (HTMLMode.png) using the respective icons in the toolbar.


The features of our HTML editor are described in the following table.    




OpenFile.png Open Open a file into the HTML Editor.
Save.png Save Save the current contents of the editor to a file.
Font.png Font Set the font of the selected text.
FontSize.png Font Size Set the font size of the selected text.
Cut.png Cut Cut the selected text.
Copy.png Copy Copy the clipboard to the cursor location.
Paste.png Paste Paste the clipboard to the cursor location.
PasteWord.png Paste Word Paste text from a Microsoft Word document.
Bold.png Bold Make the selected text bold.
Italic.png Italic Make the selected text italic.
Underline.png Underline Make the selected text underlined.
RemoveFormatting.png Remove Formatting Remove any formatting for the selected text
Undo.png Undo Undo the last change.
Redo.png Redo Redo the last undone change.


Print Print the document.
SpellCheck.png Spell Check Check for spelling errors.  
Search.png Search Search for text anywhere in the document.
Style.png Style Set the style of the selected text.


Backcolor Set the background color of the selected text.
Forecolor.png Forecolor Set the color of the selected text.
Hyperlink.png Hyperlink Add a hyperlink to your text.
InsertImage.png Insert Image Insert an image
InsertYoutube.png Youtube Video Insert a YouTube video
Table.png Insert Table Insert a table.
Symbol.png Special Symbols Insert a special symbol.
HorizontalLine.png Horizontal Line Insert a horizontal line
OrderedList.png Ordered List Create a numbered list.
UnorderedList.png Bulleted List Create a bulleted list.
AlignLeft.png Align Left Align the text with the left edge.
AlignCenter.png Align Center Center align the text.
AlignRight.png Align Right Align the text with the right edge.
Indent.png Indent Indent the selected text.
Outdent.png Outdent Outdent the selected text.
Strikethrough.png Strikethrough Enter text with a strikethrough
Superscript.png Superscript Enter superscript
Subscript.png Subscript Enter subscript


Field Variables and Snippets

From the sidebar on the left, you also have the ability to include field variables and snippets.


Field variables allow you to specify where you would like to place particular information about the item being listed.  This allows you to use the same description or description wrapper for multiple items since the details of the item are filled in later when the item is listed.   See Adding Field Variables for more information.


Snippets are similar to item variables, except they resolve to text that you have provided rather than a field from the item.  For example, suppose you ended every listing with a little history of your company.  You could enter that history in a snippet called "About Us" and then just include that snippet in your descriptions or description wrappers.  The advantage to a snippet is that you don't have to write the same thing over and over, and if you ever need to change it, you only need to change it in one.  See Adding Snippets for more information.