Working With Text

You can find a more detailed tutorial on working with the text at:
Squarespace Help > Using the Text Block

 

 

Adding a Text Block

Content can be arranged on your page by adding various types of Content Blocks. Most of the time, a editable area will start out with a Text Block already added for you and ready to use. To add a new Text Block, hover your mouse around the page a little until you see an Insertion Point appear. Click the insertion point to open up the Blocks Menu. Click on the Text Block option to add it to the page -or- drag the Text Block out of the menu and drop it onto the page where you want it to go.

Learn more:
What Are Blocks?
Adding Blocks with Insertion Points
Using the Text Block


 

Paste as Plain Text

It's important to ALWAYS use the Paste as Plain Text tool when pasting in text from another source. To do this, clic the little clipboard icon in the text formatting toolbar, paste in your text and click the ok button. This will strip out all the formatting that might come along with the text so it won't look inconsistent with your site design or cause errors.

Learn more:
Using the Text Block
Fixing Text Formatting


 

Formatting Text

Once you have typed some text into your Text Block (or safely pasted it in using the Paste as Plain Text tool noted above), you can format your text to change: fonts, sizes, weights, colors, alignment and other styles as determined in your template design. 

Use your mouse to highlight text. Then, use the icon/buttons in the Text Block Editing Toolbar.

Learn more:
Using the Text Block

 Bold and Italic

Bold and Italic

 Left, Center & Right Text Alignment

Left, Center & Right Text Alignment

 Heading & Quote Styles: depending on your template's design, the various styles listed may change the text's font, size, weight, line-height, and/or color.

Heading & Quote Styles: depending on your template's design, the various styles listed may change the text's font, size, weight, line-height, and/or color.

 Numbered & Bulleted Lists

Numbered & Bulleted Lists

 Text Indent

Text Indent


 

Paragraph Break -vs- Line Break

If you hit RETURN on your keyboard you will start a new paragraph (with a space between it and the previous bit of text) -- If you hit SHIFT+RETURN then you will start a new line and there will not be a space. This is handy to avoid awkward text spacing.


 

Creating Text Links

Click and drag to highlight the text you want to link.
Then click the Link icon in the Text Toolbar. 
From here, you can link to:

  • Your own site content
  • A file
  • An external site
  • An email address
  • A phone number