Text editor

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Note: You are currently viewing documentation for Moodle 2.7. Up-to-date documentation for the latest stable version of Moodle may be available here: Text editor.

The text editor (sometimes referred to as the 'HTML editor' has many icons to assist the user in entering content. Many of these icons and functions should be familiar to anyone who uses a word processor. Some examples of where you will see the text editor include: Editing Section headings, description of an activity, writing an answer to a quiz question or editing the content of many blocks.

The default text editor in Moodle is the Atto editor, a javascript editor built specifically for Moodle. There is also a version of the TinyMCE editor and a plain text editor.

Text editors can be enabled, disabled or a different one set to default from Administration>Site administration>Plugins>Text editors>Manage editors. The order of priority may also be specified here.

An individual user can select an editor in their profile from Administration > My Profile settings > Edit profile.

Atto HTML editor

New feature
in Moodle 2.7!

Atto Row 1

1:Expand 2.Style 3.Bold 4.Italic
5.Bulleted list 6.Numbered list 7.Add link 8.Unlink
9.Add image 10.Add media 11.Manage embedded files


Atto Row 2

1:Underline 2.Strikethrough 3.Subscript 4.Superscript
5.Align left 6.Align centre 7.Align right 8.Increase indent
9.Decrease indent 10.Equation 11.Special character 12.Table
13.Clear formatting 14.Undo/redo 15.Undo/redo 16.Accessibility checker
17.Screenreader helper 18.HTML/code view

Toolbar settings

The administrator can specify which plugins to display and in which order from Administration>Site administration>Plugins>Text editors>Atto HTML editor>Atto toolbar settings

Extra plugins from the list (for example 'Font color' or 'Emoticon' may be added by typing the toolbarconfig term into the toolbar config table.


Collapsed toolbar settings

The icons are displayed in related groups and from Administratoin>Site administration>Plugins>Text editors>Atto HTML editor>Atto toolbar settings, the administrator can decide how many groups to display in the default collapsed state of the toolbar (that is, how many groups to display on Row 1)