Formatting Text

The LawLytics content editor toolbar contains all of the tools you need to format the text and content on a page.

To learn how to insert media such as pictures and video,  click here.

To learn how to insert widgets,  click here.

Formats

This section allows you to edit Headings, Text Styles, Blocks, and Alignment of text.

Using Headings

The Headings option allows you to add headings to your content.

To choose a new heading, navigate to your toolbar and click Formats > Headings.

Adding headings to your content is important for two reasons. Headings provide a better user experience for web visitors reading your content. Headings give structure to large blocks of text and allow web visitors to scan content for the information most relevant to them. Headings also give search engines help to understand what your content is about.

First Heading: This is an <h1> HTML element. An H1 heading is reserved for the heading of the highest importance, which is the title of your page. In the LawLytics system, your page title is automatically assigned an H1 heading and should be the only H1 header used on a page. Multiple H1 tags can confuse search engines as to what the content on your page is about.

Second Heading: This is an <h2> HTML element. H2 headings are used to indicate subsections of a page title (H1). Your page may have several H2 elements. For example, if your page title (H1) is “Aggressive Driving,” the H2 subheaders on your page may include topics such as, “How Is Aggressive Driving Defined?” and “Consequences of Aggressive Driving.”

Third Heading: This is an <h3> HTML element. An H3 heading should act as a subheader to the topic of an H2 heading. The content under an H3 heading should relate to the larger topic found in the H2 heading. As an example, if your H2 is, “Consequences of Aggressive Driving,” an appropriate H3 heading may be “Suspension of driver’s license.”

Fourth, Fifth, & Sixth Headings: H4, H5, and H6 headings are additional headings that can be used to create new subtopics when necessary.

Example Usage of Headings:

(h1)- Criminal Defense

(h2)- Drug Crimes

(h3)- Prescription Drugs

(h4)- Oxycontin

(h5)- Punishments
(h6)- Long-term effects

(h3)- Illegal Drugs

(h4)- Meth

(h5)- Punishments
(h6)- Long-term effects

Using Text Styles

The Text Styles option allows you to add emphasis to your text. To change the style of your text, navigate to your toolbar and click Formats > Text Styles. You can also access basic text emphasis (bold, italics and underline) from the main toolbar, as depicted below.

Using Blocks

The Blocks option allows you to group your content into paragraphs, use blockquotes to style long quotations, as well as remove styling from the text. To use Blocks, navigate to your toolbar and click on Formats > Blocks.

Using Alignment

The alignment feature allows you to change the alignment of your text. To use it, navigate to your toolbar and click on Formats > Alignment.

Using Lists & Indents

Lists allow you to group content into bulleted (unordered) or numbered (ordered) lists. The indent feature allows you to increase or decrease the indentation of your text. These features are located on the main toolbar.

Create An Unordered List

To create an unordered list, click the “Bullet List” icon. To create a nested list item, click the “Increase Indent” icon. To remove an indent, click “Decrease Indent.”

Example:

  • This begins an unordered list.
    • This item is nested within the unordered list.

Create An Ordered List

To create an ordered list, click the “Numbered List” icon. To create a nested, ordered item, click the “Increase Indent” icon. To remove the nesting from an ordered item, click the “Decrease Indent” icon.

Example:

  1. This begins an ordered list.
    1. This item is nested within the ordered list.
  2. This item is part of the ordered list but isn’t nested.

Using Forms

To insert a form, you must create one, first. Once a form is created, you can add it to your page.

To insert a form into your page, navigate to the toolbar and click the “Forms” icon.

Select the form you’d like to embed from the drop-down menu. Select the position of the form and click “Insert.”

Using Source Code

This is the behind-the-scenes HTML code for the page at hand. This is very advanced and can be complicated, so we advise you only touch this if absolutely necessary.

Note: Editing the HTML source code of the image may impact your page and can remove elements like images, videos, links, and more. If you need help editing code, please contact us. We're happy to assist you.

If you have any questions about formatting content on your page, call us at (800) 713-0161 during our regular business hours, or email us at [email protected].