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Horizontal Lines

How to utilize the horizontal line button

Step 1: Using the horizontal line button

Next, let's look at the button located next to the table button: the horizontal line button. If you need to separate your content, then you may want to use the horizontal line.

Screenshot of body text with horizontal line button

The Special Character Button

Do you need to add a copyright symbol to your page? Or perhaps a member of your lab has a diacritical mark in their name? The CK Editor has a list of special characters that you can insert into your body text. Below, you can see where it is located:

When you click on the special characters button, this dialog box will open:


How to utilize the header dropdown

Sometimes, the content on your page has varying amounts of importance. If you have a title, for example, you want your users to be able to see it easily. While you could just bold the text, using headers is great for optimizing your webpage for search engines.

Step 1: Make text into a header

The header drop-down is found in between the link button and the text formatting removal button:

Format Removal

How to utilize the formal removal button

Sometimes, you need to remove all of your formatting. Maybe you accidentally made the entire page into a header. Or maybe you accidentally bolded random parts of your news story. Either way, the remove formatting button is a useful tool in the CK Editor arsenal.

Step 1: Removing previous formats

This is where the format removal button is located:

Image Properties

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How to utilize the image properties button

The last useable button in the CK Editor toolbar is the image formatting button. If you click on an image and then click on the image formatting button, you will be able to alter the properties of that image. Before you get started here, you may want to read the detailed explanation of how to upload images on the Adding Images tutorial page.

Luggage Roles and Permissions

Anonymous User

Anonymous user a user who is not logged in to the website. This user only has the ability to view published content.

Authenticated User

Authenticated User has several permissions to add content such as a page, news article, event, etc., however, this user may only edit their own content.

Content Editor

Content Editor has the ability to add content and edit all content. This user may also publish and unpublish any content on the site.