Cool Tools for RootsWeb Authors

Both new and experienced Web authors sometimes prefer WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) editing of their Web pages. The ability to see immediately how the page will appear in a browser can have definite advantages.

RootsWeb has now added that capability to the resident File Managers on all user web servers: Freepages, WWW, Homepages, and Virts. Click the “HTML WYSIWYG-Edit” button to access this new tool.

The interface is simple and intuitive, utilizing the icons/buttons used by most word processors or other editors. Font face, size, and color are selected from drop-down menus. Buttons are available for bold, italic, underline, strikeout, subscript or superscript, and left, right, or center alignment of text. Click the “Insert Table” icon to call the dialogue for table design and layout, i.e. border, colors, columns, rows, etc., and the “Link” icon when adding a hyper (hot) link. The toggle button allows you to toggle easily between WYSIWYG and HTML views for subtle manual changes to the HTML.

All questions and comments about the new editor for FREEPAGES accounts should be sent to the Freepages-Help mailing list. Instructions on subscribing and posting are here:

All questions and comments about WWW, HOMEPAGES, or the VIRTS (virtual accounts) File Manager should be sent to the RootsWeb-Help mailing list:

Reprinted With Permission. Previously published in RootsWeb Review: 15 February 2006, Vol. 9, No. 7.

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