HTML editor

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Note: You are currently viewing documentation for Moodle 1.9. Up-to-date documentation for the latest stable version is available here: HTML editor.

The Richtext HTML editor provides a word-processor interface embedded in your web page to allow you to edit text in an intuitive way, and produces normal HTML code.

In addition to formatting text, this editor provides a number of extra features you may find useful.

Paste text in from other Applications

  • You can cut and paste rich text from other Windows applications such as Microsoft Word straight into this editor, and your formatting will be preserved. Just use the normal cut and paste menus in your web browser (or Control-C and Control-V).
  • Clean Word HTML button removes some Word formatting from your pasted text so that the page is smaller, less complex and thus loads faster. The Microsoft Office HTML Filter 2.0 removes all Word code from HTML file far more effectively.

Inserting images

If you have images that are already published on a web site and accessible via a URL, you can include these images in your texts using the "Insert Image" button.

Inserting Tables

  • To add layout to your texts, you can use the "Insert Tables" button in the toolbar.
  • Most table editing tools are only visible if you click the Enlarge Editor button.

Inserting Links

To make a new link,

  • type the text that you want to be a link
  • select the text
  • click the link button in the toolbar
  • Type (or paste, or browse to) the URL you want to link to
  • Click OK

NOTE: This process does NOT work inside the wiki module where you need to use the Wiki link system (square brackets containing the label and the link seperated by a vertical line character)


Inserting smilies (emoticons)

To embed these small icons in your text, click on the smiley icon in the toolbar. A dialog will pop up that allows you to select from the following smiley icons. (Alternatively, you can just type the corresponding code straight into your text and it will be converted later when your text is displayed).

See also HTML Editor Discussion