WebYep - Rich Text

Versatile rich text

A rich text content area allows you to enter headings, sub-headings, paragraphs, images, and links to documents and web pages. Many web pages with WebYep only have a rich text area for you to work with.

Editing rich text

WebYep rich text iconAfter you click on the rich text icon, the editing window opens.

WebYep rich text window

Here is a closer look at the formatting icons.

WebYep rich text

Now for a little tour of the menu.

Headings and paragraphs

The field at the top that says, Paragraph, is the Format menu.  You should only use three of the formats:

  • paragraph
  • heading 3 - major content heading, like an event title
  • heading 4 - subheadings, such as dates, times, and room numbers

Put your cursor on the line that you want to format and select the desired format. Headings automatically space themselves apart, so if you want a heading to span multiple lines without the space between the lines, hold down CTRL and press Enter at the end of the line.

Pasting from Word

WebYep paste from Word iconIf you are capturing text from a Word document, click the Paste from Word icon (2nd row, 5th from the left) to insert the text. Here's how:

  1. Copy the text in the Word document.
  2. Click on the Paste from Word icon.
  3. Paste the text from Word into the window that opens.
  4. Click Insert.

Pasting from a document other than Word

WebYep paste plain textIf you copied text from an email or other document, click the Paste as Plain Text icon (2nd row, 4th from the left) to insert the text. Here's how:

  1. Copy the text in the email or document.
  2. Click on the Paste as Plain Text icon.
  3. Paste the text into the window that opens.
  4. Click Insert.

Link

WebYep link iconsTo add a link to a web page, follow these steps:

  1. Copy the URL for the destination of the link.
  2. Select the words you want to serve as the link.
  3. Click the Link icon which looks like two links of a chain.
  4. Paste the URL into the Link URL box.
  5. If the link is to a PDF, Word document, image, or other file that someone will probably save or print, then change the Target to
    Open in a new window (_blank)
    .

Attachments

If you have a poster or other document that you want people to be able to print or download from the web page, send the document to the Webmaster who will upload it to the website. The Webmaster will send you the URL for the file. Follow the instructions above for linking to the URL.

Images

If you would like an image on your page to enhance the visual appeal or to illustrate your message, contact the Webmaster. If you have a royalty free image that we may use without copyright infringement, email it to the Webmaster. Otherwise, the Webmaster can provide an image for your message.

Email links

Do not enter EUUC email addresses or personal email addresses of our members or staff. Any email address that is visible on the page or coded into a link are available to spambots who will capture and sell the addresses.

If you want to link to an EUUC email address, enter your content and ask the Webmaster to add a safe link.

If you want to link to an email address for an outside organization, you may do so if the email address is published and visible on that organization's website or if you get permission from the recipient.

Bulleted lists and numbered lists

WebYep bulleted listUse bulleted lists (icon on the 2nd row near the middle) when the list elements do not have a particular order.  Use numbered lists only when you need to show an order, such as for a procedure.

Symbols

WebYep special symbols iconClick the Symbols icon (a Greek omega which looks like a horseshoe) to get © or another special symbol.

Styles

Do not change the text styles through the Edit CSS Style menu and do not change the font color, use underlining, or highlight text.  We want your page to have the look and feel of the other website pages.

Tips for entering text

Eliminating blank lines in headers (Control-Enter)

Often the date, time, and location details in a Heading 4 require more than one line.  But, if you hit Enter at the end of the first line, your cursor skips a line.  To move your cursor to the next line without skipping, put your cursor at the end of a line and hold down Control while pressing Enter.

Emphasis

Grab attention with powerful words rather than bold colors or different fonts. Emphasize a word with Italics, not boldface, and restrict the emphasis to one word or phrase per page.

Use Heading 3 and Heading 4 as appropriate, because they are designed to be visually bold and they help search engines find your content.

Book and movie titles

Italics should be used for titles of published works, like books and films. 

Saving your content

Do not close the padlock until you have saved your content. When you click Save at the bottom of the content window, your content is saved to the webpage.

If you do not see the save button at the bottom of the content window, it is probably because you need to scroll to the bottom of the WebYep window. This can be confusing because the box where you enter the content is inside the WebYep box, and both boxes can have scroll bars.

webyep scroll bars

Use the outer scroll bar to get to the bottom of the WebYep window which is where you will find the Save button.

Questions?

If you have questions about using WebYep, or if you would like additional training for yourself or your committee, contact the Webmaster.