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The WYSIWYG Editor

(What You See Is What You Get)

Although this sounds like the name of some weird Web 2.0 company, the WYSIWYG editor (pronounced wizzy-wig) is actually one of the tools in Cascade that you will interact with on a very regular basis. The editor allows you to create content for your site using many useful features — special characters, images, tables, links and lists, as well as custom formats and styles.

Note: A few select settings available in the built-in editor should not be used on our websites for technical, design and usability reasons. These are addressed here as well as in the Writing & Style Guide.

Sample view of the WYSIWYG editor

Buttons & Features

Let's break down the available options along with tips on how best to use them.

Plus a couple of viewing options
Toggle toolbar Show/Hide Guidelines/Invisible Elements
Toggle full screen mode Toggle Fullscreen On/Off