The text editor tool bar sits above the body window and inputs code for links, bold, italics, and bulleted or numbered lists. Everything else will be stripped out before posting so don't even think about it. This is to insure design and brand continuity and to avoid going blind when looking at a grab bag of fonts and colours.
The system is designed to put in paragraph breaks automatically. All you need to do is press your "enter/return" key to create a new paragraph. To bold text simply highlight the designated text with your cursor and click the "B" on the tool bar. To italicize text, highlight the designated text with your cursor and click the "I" on the tool bar.
To create a numbered list, highlight the block of designated text with your cursor and click the icon with 1, 2, 3 vertically in a square on the tool bar. This will add the numbers wherever you have separated items by one line return, ie a paragraph break. To create a bulleted list, highlight the block of designated text with your cursor and click the icon with three vertical bullets in a square on the tool bar. This will insert the bullets as above.
Previewing and Editing Stories
Copyediting and proofreading is a gift really. Not everyone can do it, and if you've just spent an hour writing, chances are you're going to miss the mistakes because your eye skips over them like a speed reader filling in the blanks. If you can lure someone over to the screen to read it for you and check spelling, grammar, and punctuation and typos, that's the way to go.
If your story looks good to go, hit Publish and you’re done! If you want to make changes, you can save a Draft or click the Edit Text tab. If you navigate away from your story or if something technically interrupts the publishing process, your story will be automatically saved as a draft. Click your most recent Stories, Photos, and Videos on your member page to retrieve, edit, and publish auto-saved drafts.