The text component, whose option icon is shown in figure 1, creates an area of text.


Figure 1. the text option icon


Text can be edited in the same way as in a word processor: click on the text to activate the cursor and then start typing. The text control section of the toolbar can be used to format text.



Character formatting

These buttons format the current text selection. If no text is selected, the formatting applies to any text that is typed until the cursor is moved.


Bold

Clicking this button will toggle between normal and bold text.



Italic

Clicking this button will toggle between normal and italic text.



Underline, overline and strikethrough

Clicking this button will allow you to change text to have an underline (shortcut ControlU ), overline, or strikethrough.



Small caps

Clicking this button will toggle between normal and small caps text.



Typeface

Moving the mouse over this button will allow you to choose one of the five fonts selected for your site.



Text size

Moving the mouse over this button will allow you to drag a slider to control the text size.



Text colour 

Moving the mouse over this button will let you change the text colour.



Link

Clicking this button will open the link window.



Paragraph formatting

These buttons format entire paragraphs of text. If no text is selected, the formatting applies to the paragraph containing the cursor. If text is selected, the formatting applies to all paragraphs that have at least some text selected.


Bulleted list

Clicking this button will toggle bullet points for the paragraph.


Alignment

Clicking this button will allow you to change the paragraph to be left-aligned. (shortcut Control L ), centred (shortcut Control E ), right-aligned (shortcut Control R ), or justified (shortcut Control J ).


Increase indentation

Clicking this button will increase the paragraph indentation


Decrease indentation

Clicking this button will decrease the paragraph indentation


Text spacing

Moving the mouse over this button will allow you to drag sliders to control the line height (spacing between lines) and character spacing. There are shortcuts for line heights of 1 (Control 1), 1.5 (Control 5), and 2 (Control 2).



Other buttons

These buttons provide access to other text-related features.


Paste

Clicking this button will open the clipboard window.


Insert special character

Clicking this button will open the special characters window.


Check spelling

Clicking this button will open the spell checker window.