GROK: Text Editor Toolbar Functions


The following article is a reference chart displaying all of the toolbar buttons featured in the GROK text editor interface.


GROK Toolbar Icons & Icon Functions

Icon

What this function Does

the source button

Toggles the View of the GROK article text from the Working Document to the HTML Source Code. 

Note:  Modifying the Source Code can do a lot of damage if you are not familiar with HTML Code.  Recommended for Advanced Users Only.  

the preview button

This function displays a Preview what the GROK Article will look like when it is published.

the cut button

This function Removes or Cuts the highlighted text & adds this text to the Clipboard.

the copy button

This function Copies the highlighted text & adds this text to the Clipboard.

the paste buttons, both with and without formatting.

The function on the left will paste the copied text WITH Formatting.  

The function on the right will paste the copied text as Plain Text WITHOUT Formatting.

VERY IMPORTANT:  Please use the 'Paste as plain text' option in order to prevent unnecessary formatting which may cause issues publishing the article.

the spell check button

This function Performs Spell Check on the GROK article text.

the undo and redo buttons

This function will Undo & Redo the most recent action taken.

the search button

Presents a Search Bar allowing you to search for & find a word or phrase within the body of text in the article.

the search and replace button

Presents a Search & Replace Bar allowing you to find & replace a specific word or phrase within the body of text in the article.

the select all button

Selects ALL of the text in the GROK Article. Typically used before a copy or cut to apply a style or formatting option to the whole page.

the remove all formatting button

This function Removes ALL formatting from the highlighted text.

the image upload button

Displays a box that allows you to upload & Insert an Image into the article.  Select an Image from your Desktop or from the GROK Image Folder.

the Insert Relative Link button.

Inserts a "Relative Link"  to a GROK Category.  ALWAYS, ALWAYS, ALWAYS use this button to link to GROK Categories & NOT the hyperlink button.

the video upload button.

Displays a box that allows you to upload & Insert a Video into the article.  Select a Video from your Desktop or from the GROK Video Folder.

the insert table button.

Inserts a table into the GROK Article. Set the Number of Columns, Number of Rows, Table Width, Table Height, Borders & Table Alignment.

the insert code button.

This gives you the option to add code to your document.

the insert horizontal divider line button.

Inserts a Divider Line, also called a Horizontal Rule.  It is used to separate the article into visible sections.

the insert special symbols button.

Inserts Symbols & Special Characters.   Examples include the trademark symbol, currency, math equations, etc.

the page break button.

This function Inserts a Page Break. This will only affect the printed version of the article.

the styles and format dropdown menus.

These settings determine the appearance of Article.  The Font, Font Size & Font Style of the text in the article is set here. The two drop-down boxes have pre-set options for you to choose from.  Examples include, Header 1, Header 2, Header 3, etc.

Note: You can over-ride these as necessary, however for consistency we STRONGLY ENCOURAGE using these pre-set options whenever possible.

the Bold, Italic, Underline, and Strike through buttons.

These formatting options include:  Bold,   italic,   underscore   &   strikethrough.  Highlight the text that you would like to format, then select one of these formatting options.

the Add Numbering and Add Bullets buttons.

These two buttons Add Numbering & Add Bullets to the section of highlighted text.  Highlight the text that you would like to format, then select one of these formatting options.

the Increase and Decrease indentation buttons.

These two buttons Increase & Decrease the indention of the highlighted text in your article.  Highlight the text that you would like to indent, then select one of these formatting option.

the block quote button.

This function Adds a Block Quote to the highlighted text in your article.  Highlight the text that you would like to format, then select this formatting option.

the alignment options: Left, center, right, and justified.

These are the alignment options. These formatting options include: Align Left, Center, Align Right, and Justify. Highlight the text that you would like to format, then select one of these options.

the Grok article link button.

This button is used to Insert a "Relative Link" that MUST be used to link to a GROK Article.  You will be Required to enter the GROK Article ID Number & the Link Text.

IMPORTANT NOTE:  ALWAYSALWAYSALWAYS use this button to link to GROK Categories & NOT the Hyperlink Button. 

the embed Grok Article button1

This button allows you to Embed a GROK Article into another GROK Article.  You will be Required to enter the GROK Article ID Number.

the link to Grok category button.

This button allows you to link to a GROK category. Input the Category ID number and link text.

the embed grok category button.

This button allows you to Embed a GROK Category into a GROK Article.  You will be Required to enter the Category ID & Indicate What to Show.  You will typically select: Show Sub Categories & Show Articles.

the create link and unlink buttons.

This function Adds & Removes Hyperlink Information on specific text in a GROK article.  These functions are also used to Manage File Uploads Manage Links to Files on the Web Server.

Note: ALL Hyperlinks that link to an external websites, which is a site other than grok.lsu.edu, MUST have the Target set to New Window (_blank).  This option is available on the second tab in the Hyperlink Dialog box.

the Anchor (flag) button.

This button allows you to Insert an AnchorEdit an Anchor in a GROK article.  

Note:  Anchors are "place marks" in the article that you set.  You can then reference that section of the article with a Link back to the Anchor.

the maximize size button.

This button is used to Maximize the Size of the GROK Article Editor Screen.  This is one of my very favorite buttons!

the provide information button.

This button is used to provide information about the Text Editor that GROK uses.

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