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Advanced Textblock Properties

The Advanced Textblock Properties dialog contains information about features displayed to contributors using this Element. The number of tabs presented is a function of site-level settings, controlled by the administrator. See the CommonSpot Administrator’s Reference for more information.

HTML Editing Tab

Use this tab to define whether authors see the Show/Hide HTML icon when editing Textblock Elements. When checked the Show/Hide HTML icon is visible in the toolbar, enabling contributors to toggle between editing and code modes in the Rich Text Editor.

When unchecked, displays a scrolling list of groups as well as making the Show/Hide HTML option available. The administrator controls the groups that display. Select from the Always Show (this Element) list. CTRL-click to make multiple, individual selections.

Paste Options Tab

Display of this tab and the number and type of options contained are defined at the site level. You may not see this tab at your installation, or it may appear with a different set of options than those shown below.

Consult your CommonSpot site administrator or see Rich Text Editor Properties in the CommonSpot Administrator’s Reference. Grayed-out items are unavailable or controlled by higher-level functions. In the example below, only two paste options are available:

The options in the dialog tell CommonSpot what it should do when pasting information:

After making your selections in the Textblock Properties dialog, click Save to keep your settings and return to the page or Cancel to exit without saving.

Toolbar Tab

Use the Toolbar tab to set which icons appear in the Rich Text Editor.

The rich text editor includes the following tools:

Cut, copy, paste - paste opens Paste Options dialog

Undo, Redo, one action disables the other.

Open Text Block Search (Internet Explorer only)

Show /Hide Table Borders

Show Code/Design


Opens Color Palette dialog to select text or background color

Apply bold, italic, underline

Align left, center, right, justify

Create numeric or symbolic bulleted list

Increase or decrease indent

Remove formatting


Opens Image Properties dialog to insert or edit image

Opens Insert Link dialog to create or edit a hyperlink

Opens Insert Field dialog

Opens Insert HTML Snippet dialog

Expands Table Functions Menu

Opens Horizontal Rule Properties dialog

Opens Insert Special Character dialog

Opens to enter a URL or is meant for Anchor

Choose Format

Choose style sheets style

Choose font face

Choose font size

Consult your CommonSpot site administrator or see Rich Text Editor Properties in the CommonSpot Administrator’s Reference.


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