User Guide

Text Component

The Text component includes a Rich Text Editor (RTE). It allows authors to add, edit, and format text content using common formatting options (e.g., headings, bold, italic, bullet points, numbered lists, inline links).


Component name: Text

Authors who can use: all

Templates/page types that can use component: all

Required or optional: optional

Authoring Fields

Adding the Text component to the page

Once on the desired page in Edit mode, add the Text by doing the following:

Option 1: Double click on “Drag components here.” A modal titled “Insert New Component” will pop up. Type “Text” in the search bar, or scroll to the Text in the list. Double click to add to page.

Option 2: On the left hand rail, navigate to the Components tab. Type “Text” in the search bar, or scroll to the Text in the list. Double click to add to page.

Editing the Text component- full authoring dialog

1. With the edit wrench, open the component.

Text toolbar, featuring the edit wrench.

2. The RTE opens as a modal. Click “Toggle Fullscreen” in the upper righthand corner for a wider view. Options are truncated in the modal view.

Screenshot of authoring dialog, modal view. Figure A: Authoring dialog, modal view.
Screenshot of authoring dialog, fullscreen view. Figure B: Authoring dialog, fullscreen view.

Options within RTE (left to right) as seen in modal view

1.       Bold- bold text

2.       Italics- italicized text

3.       Underline- underlined text

4.       Justify- left, center, or right align text

5.       Bullet point list- bullet point list, numbered list, left indent, right indent

6.       Subscript- add subscript to text

7.       Superscript- add superscript to text

8.       Hyperlink- add link to text, to link users to another page. See Hyperlinks section below.

9.       Unlink- remove link from text

10.   Anchor link- add anchor links to the text, to link users to content on the current page. See Anchor Links section below.

11.   Magnifying glass- search for occurrences of a word or phrase in the RTE

12.   Find and replace- find and replace text, either in individual instances or all instances

13.   Spellcheck- underline misspelled words/grammar mistakes

14.   Special characters- add special characters to text

15.   Style: headline/body display size- denote parts of the text as either headline or body text, and size them as Small, Medium, Large. This does not impact heading level.

a.       Popover can also be added here. See Popover section below (in testing; coming soon).

16.   Paragraph/heading level- change the heading level (H-level) of the text, add a horizontal line, or add quote styling.

a.       Quotes can also be added here. See Quote section below.

17.   Table- insert a table. Specify columns, rows, border, caption, and spacing, if desired. See Table section below.

18.   Paste as text- paste any copied text, in the style of the Text component (rather than the style as copied)

19.   Image- insert an image

Editing the Text component- abridged authoring dialog

1. With the pencil wrench, open the component.

Text toolbar, featuring the pencil icon.

2. An abridged authoring dialog opens. Use the options to edit text directly on the page, without opening the authoring modal.

Screenshot of the abridged authoring dialog toolbar, which includes a subset of the full authoring dialog options.

3. If more options are needed, click the fullscreen icon (third from right) to open the full authoring modal.


Specific accessibility tips for Table and Hyperlink can be found on their respective pages.

Other tips

1. Use the Emulator widget to test Text size on different devices.

2. Aim to pair styles from the same size group. For example, if using “Headline – Large” for a heading, pair it with “Body – Large” for the body text.