Student painting on the farm

Text and Formatting Tips

Text Editor Buttons

  1. Insert a link to a website or file.

  2. Block quote: you can ignore unless the communications office tells you to use it.

  3. Insert horizontal line. Don't use this; use headings and white space to create sections.

  4. Paste as plain text. Use this whenever pasting in text from elsewhere!

  5. Remove formatting (highlight text, then click this)

  6. Special characters. Useful if you need an accent mark, etc.

  7. Headings menu

  8. Styles menu: Don't use this

General Formatting Tips

  • If you need to copy and paste from an external application such as Word, use the "paste as plain text" button (#4)  to remove any formatting. Re-format as necessary within the Drupal editor.

  • Use the headings menu (#7) to create headings, rather than making "Normal" text bold

Options to Avoid

  • Don’t use tables

  • Don’t use bold formatting to create headings

  • Talk to someone in Communications or Web before doing anything that requires editing the HTML source code

How to Embed YouTube Videos

You must use the Source code view to embed videos. Your embed code must be wrapped with additional tags to make it responsive (so it works on phones and other devices with small screens).

For example, if the embed code looks like this:

<iframe width="420" height="315" src="" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

Put the embed code inside of a div tag with a class of "video-wrapper" before being pasting into source mode in Drupal. Also remove the size specification, as such:

<div class="video-wrapper">

<iframe src="" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>


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