Legacy Editor Features


The Legacy Editor Widget is the previous version of the Editor Widget.

We recommend that you use the Editor widget instead of the Legacy Editor. This is because the Editor widget has more ADA tools, is responsive (including tables), and includes additional tools and features that were not available in the Legacy Editor, such as font options and full-screen mode.

To add and use the Legacy Editor, view our article Add a Legacy Editor to Your Page.

Legacy Editor Features


  • indent.pngIndent: Create an indentation
  • outdent.pngOutdent: Remove an indentation
  • applyCSS.pngApply CSS: Select a style that is made for your site, such as Headline, Subhead1, Subhead2, etc
  • showadvancedtools.pngShow Advanced Tools: Click to view and use Advanced Tools; also includes all normal tools
    • Also present in normal Toolbar:
      • bold.png Bold: Bold text
      • italic.png Italic: Italicize text
      • strikethrough.png Strikethrough: Include a cross mark through your text
      • indent.png Indent
      • outdent.png Outdent
      • numberedlist.png Numbered List: Add a numbered list
      • bulletedlist.png Bulleted List: Add a bulleted list
      • insertdocumentlink.png Insert Document Link: Opens up the Document Center so you can select a document to link to
      • hyperlinkmanager.png Hyperlink Manager: Insert and format a link
      • removelink.png Remove Link: Remove a link
        • Note: Does not remove the text, just un-formats the text so that it will not direct to another site.
      • undo.png Undo: Undo a recent change
      • redo.png Redo: Redo a recent change
      • help.png Help: Non-functional, contact Support for assistance
      • cut.png Cut: Copy and automatically delete text
      • copy.png Copy: Copies text, but does not remove it
      • pasteplain.png Paste Plain Text: Paste text without special formatting
      • spellcheck.png AJAX Spellchecker: Checks your text for spelling errors
      • findandreplace.png Find and Replace: Search and replace specific text
      • applyCSS.png Apply CSS
  • HTML_Validator.png XHTML Validator: Checks the grammar of the HTML coding
  • formastripper.png Format Stripper: Removes special formatting
  • foregroundcolor.png Foreground Color: Select a foreground (font) color for your text box
  • backgroundcolor.png Background Color: Select a background color for your text box
  • underline.png Underline: Underline text
  • subscript.png Subscript: Allows you to have text smaller than your normal text and on the bottom, similar to a sub-text
  • superscript.png Superscript: Allows you to have text smaller than your normal text and aligned to the top, similar to saying "x squared"
  • align_left.png Align Left: Align text to the left side of the text box
  • aligncenter.png Align Center: Align text to the middle/center of the text box
  • alignright.png Alright Right: Align text to the right side of the text box
  • justify.png Justify: Align text with left margin, spacing adjusts to both margins
  • Show/Hide BorderHides/shows the borders of a table
  • insertable.png Insert Table: Add a table
    • Note: In the Legacy Editor, this feature is unresponsive, but is responsive in the Editor Widget. 
  • insertsymbol.png Insert Symbol: Insert a special character
  • insertdate.png Insert Date: Insert the current date
    • Note: You can edit the text to reflect any date you need.
  • horizontalrule.png Horizontal Rule: Insert a straight, horizontal line
  • imagemanager.png Image Manager: Insert an image from your system
  • flashmanager.png Flash Manager: Allows users to insert Flash documents/files into the site
    • Note: Not all browsers support Flash.
  • slideshowmanager.png Slideshow Manager: Add and format a slideshow
  • paste.png PastePaste text, with original formatting
  • FontName.png Font Name: Select a font
  • RealFontSize.png Real Font Size: Select a font size
  • hideadvancedtools.png Hide Advanced Tools: Click to hide all advanced tools
  • In the Text Box
    • design.png Design: Select to see the regular text box
    • HTML.png HTML: Select to see the HTML Code view of the text box

Features Not Available in Legacy Editor

These features are not available in this Legacy Editor widget, but are available to use in the Editor Widget:

  • Fullscreen: Expand your editing window to your whole screen
  • Block Quote: Align a region (block) of your text differently than the rest of your text
  • Quote: Wraps your text in a q tag, which inserts quotation marks and informs screen readers and other devices that the content is a quote
  • Abbreviation: Informs the screen reader that there is an abbreviation; enhances comprehension of the text for the end-user
  • Language: Tells screen readers if specific text is in a different language; enhances comprehension and translation for the end-user
  • Clear Formatting: Quickly remove extra formatting on your page
  • Select All: Quickly and easily select all content that is in the editor

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