In certain tools, you can control the graphical appearance of your text using the WYSIWYG editor. The WYSIWYG toolbar has icons for editing and styling your text.
Note: Pasting text from Microsoft Word directly
into the WYSIWYG editor may result in garbled output, even
if the text appears correct in the editor. Instead, to insert
formatted text from a Word document, click the
Word icon, place your cursor in the subsequent "Paste from Word"
text box, and then press
Ctrl-v in Windows, or
Cmd-v on a Macintosh, to paste your copied
Cmd-v) to paste is
the best method for preserving the formatting of the original Word
OK to add the text to the item you are
The WYSIWYG editor is based on an open-source application called FCKeditor. To see what each icon in the toolbar does, refer to the Toolbar page in the FCKeditor Users Guide.
To ensure that the WYSIWYG editor appears and functions properly, use a supported browser; see Which browser should I use?
However, Internet Explorer is currently the only browser that supports the paste function within the editor. If you're using Firefox, see Problems pasting text into FCKeditor in Firefox.
Also, Internet Explorer is currently the only browser that supports the spellcheck feature. To use spellcheck, you must first download and install the ieSpell extension from the ieSpell download page; you may only download ieSpell on a personal computer, not on a university-owned workstation.