Help:Wiki University VisualEditor--Text Styling

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Visual Editor toolbar[edit | edit source]

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Text styling[edit | edit source]

Text style

You can make changes to the style or appearance of text. Highlight the text you want to alter and select the text style from the drop down menu:

  • Bold - makes the text bold.
  • Italic - makes the text italic.
  • Superscript - turns text into a superscript.
  • Subscript - turns the text into a subscript.
  • Strikethrough - puts a line through the text.
  • Computer code[1] - inserts HTML tags <code> and </code> around text you highlighted, which changes the default setting of the font.
  • Underline - draws a line under text.
  • Language[2] - changes language using ISO[3] coding such as "en" for English.
  • Big - makes the text larger.
  • Small - makes the text smaller.
  • Remove - removes any styling attached to the text other than default.

(Notice: You can also change style by using the Control key with another key such as a "i" to change text to italics.)

  1. You will have little or no use for this procedure
  2. You will have little or no use for this procedure
  3. ISO - International Organization for Standardization

Try these out[edit | edit source]

Quick Quiz
  • To make some text bold, what do you click on the drop down menu?
A. Bold
B. Language
C. Italics
D. None of the above
  • To make some text bold, you can highlight text and type:
A. Ctrl I
B. Ctrl 6
C. Ctrl U
D. None of the above.
  • To make some text italic, you can highlight text and type:
A. Ctrl I
B. Ctrl U
C. Ctrl B
D. None of the above.


Copy and paste the lorem ipsum sentences below into your sandbox page and make the following changes using the Visual Editor:

  • Make the first two words of the first sentence bold type.
  • Make the second sentence italics.
  • Remove the bold text from the first two words of the third sentence.
  • Remove the text style of italics from the fourth sentence.

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat. Duis aute irure dolor in reprehenderit in voluptate velit esse cillum dolore eu fugiat nulla pariatur. Excepteur sint occaecat cupidatat non proident, sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollit anim id est laborum.