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The WYSIWYG Editor is often the default view when logging in using the DirectEdit link on a page. Other tabs, menus, and functionality are available depending on authority level and site design.

There are several types of editors available to edit pages in distinctly different ways, but the WYSIWYG editor is the most common way for users to edit pages in OU Campus. The WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) Editor allows for a familiar experience of editing a page in a word processor.

When logging into the system to directly edit a page, there may be several editable regions available. The available editable regions are defined by permissions levels and group associations. Only areas that are available to be edited appear with a button. Click on the button above the region to edit that region. This opens the WYSIWYG Editor by default.

WYSIWYG toolbar with options

WYSIWYG Editing Behavior

Editing behavior while within the WYSIWYG can vary from browser to browser. For example, Firefox has settings that prevent scripts from invoking the Cut, Copy, and Paste commands, so the corresponding buttons on the WYSIWYG Toolbar will not work when using Firefox because of these default restrictions. The keyboard shortcuts (Ctrl-x, Ctrl-c, Ctrl-p for Windows, Cmd-x, Cmd-c, Cmd-v for Macintosh) do work as expected.

Example of WYSIWYG View

View of Toolbar

The following link is a list of available toolbar functions and a brief explanation of what they provide.

About the Toolbar

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