Skip to main content
Western Kentucky University

OU Campus - Self-Help

WYSIWYG Editor

What-You-See-Is-What-You-Get, or "WYSIWYG" for short, allows a familiar experience of editing a page in a word processor.

When editing a page in the WYSIWYG editor, a toolbar appears above the editing area. The WYSIWYG toolbar is customizable by administrators of your account and may offer different functionality to different users on different pages.

Icons represent every available function to the user. Clicking on any icon performs an action, either directly to the page, or to the selected text and graphics. Some icons display more options in a drop-down menu or in a pop-up window display.

The availability of a function is based on the selected items, or the location of the cursor on the page. For example, if nothing is selected, functions such as Insert Link will be grayed out, signifying that this function is not available at the moment. For the Insert Link function button to be available, the user must first select some text or a graphic.

In many cases, right-clicking offers contextual functions. For example, right-clicking within a table provides a list of available table editing and formatting functions. Additionally, commonly used control key combinations are available such as Ctrl-X, Ctrl-C, and Ctrl-V for cut, copy, and paste respectively.

WYSIWYG Toolbar Function Icons

WYSIWYG Editor

Note: documents in Portable Document Format (PDF) require Adobe Acrobat Reader 5.0 or higher to view,
download Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Note: documents in Excel format (XLS) require Microsoft Viewer,
download excel.

Note: documents in Word format (DOC) require Microsoft Viewer,
download word.

Note: documents in Powerpoint format (PPT) require Microsoft Viewer,
download powerpoint.

Note: documents in Quicktime Movie format [MOV] require Apple Quicktime,
download quicktime.

 
 Last Modified 9/25/14