Text documents are simple to create and can be used for a wide range of purposes. This can be an excellent way to provide an introduction for a pathway, share instructions with a class, or just record notes for yourself.
Creating a Text Document
- Go to your dashboard and select Add new content from the My Content section.
- Select the Text content type.
- Enter a title for the text you want to save, then type or paste the content into the Text content window.
The Edit dropdown menu provides all of the standard text editing options (copy, paste etc.), which can also be performed using hotkeys. Note that the paste as text option will remove any existing formatting from the text you have copied.
The toolbar provides options to change the appearance of your text with bold, italics, supercript and subscript. Options for
strikethrough and underlining can be found in the Format dropdown menu.
When it comes to larger portions of text the toolbar can be used to change the alignment of paragraphs (left, right, or center), while the Parapraphs dropdown menu provides preset options for the size of text.
There are a number of ways to add more information to your text, or to display it more concisely. The toolbar provides options to insert the following:
- bullet lists
- numbered lists
- code samples
- blockquotes (as seen below)
Finally, the toolbar provides options to clean up the HTML code of your text asset or to inspect and edit it. Cleaning up the code will remove anything that is not native to the LabXchange editor and is often useful after copying text from another location. Inspecting the code directly can also be useful if you have some knowledge of HTML or are looking to learn about it by practice.
Scroll down further to edit the last optional details to your text document such as the list of authors, subject tags, and featured image.
Your text document is now complete and ready to be saved to your private Library.