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Style Guide: This is the title, which is automatically tagged Header 1
This a Header 2 Style: The header 2 style is applied automatically: do not manually give Header 2 a color using the editor.
This is some paragraph text, which uses the "Normal" format from the page editor. And here is some bold text. You can also italicize text or underline it or do all three. But be careful not to overuse the underline tag; it could make your text look like a link even if it isn't. Text should be left-aligned, unless in special circumstances (such as when showing a quote and listing the author's name right-aligned).
If your page has multiple sections, each can have its own Header 2. Each section could have sub-sections, which could have Header 3 headings.
Here is another section
This is the second section of this page. It has some sub-sections:
Links are automatically marked as external if they are to external sites, and are marked automatically as file links when you link to a file.
Avoid using tables, generally. They can be useful for displaying some things that require a tabular display (especially data), but other than that they should be avoided.
Make sure you have not accidentally copied/pasted some hidden HTML/CSS tags; they can override the default site-wide styling. To be sure, select all your text in the editor and then click the blue eraser icon; that clears the formatting. Do this before you do any extensive layout work to the page, as it would likely remove that too.
Click "read more" to see the contents of the "Additional Text" field:
This section displays additional text. This is only shown if it contains text. To hide this click "close".
Note the middle box's image has slightly different proportions than the others, so it is less tall. Best practice is to ensure all images have the same dimensions, or at least the same proportions. The site scales them to fit to 100% of the box (width) and the height is set automatically proportional to whatever the dimensions of the image are. You can upload an image of any size, but afterwards edit the image properties (or use the resize handles if not using Chrome or Firefox) to set the image width to 250 pixels wide. When you save the page, Drupal will then automatically save a 238-pixel-wide version of your image so that the page won't display a huge image file which could be several megabytes. The crucial step here is that you do need to set the image width to 238 pixels here.
Below the bottom three boxes you can display any additional content you may need to display. This is to be generally avoided, but may be necessary on some pages with extensive text, for example to display external links or "further resources" links. Before using this field, ask yourself if it would make more sense to move this field's content into a new, separate page that you link to from this page or from another page or menu item. This field serves as overflow space, but overall we should strive for more, smaller pages, rather than fewer, longer pages.
The Editor Toolbar:
The editor toolbar lets you set the Format (H2, H3, Normal (paragraph), or Normal (div).
The div should generally be avoided but could be useful in cases where you want to minimize padding/margins.
Font color and background color should be used very, very sparingly if at all.
The Omega symbol is for special characters
The blue flag icon is for inserting link anchors
The Source icon lets you switch to HTML mode.
The blue eraser is for removing formatting; highlight some text and click it.
Below this you will see some external links. Whenever possible, use the "Related External Link(s)" and "Related UUCR Pages" fields to add external links, rather than using the editor.