After the latest update of the text editor, students have new tools to structure and write their texts, as well as being able to insert an equation and a drawing. In this guide, we explain the functions of the different buttons.
In Figure 1 we see the Text Editor and how it looks when you have entered an exam.
Formatting and structure
The first symbol we see contains different fonts that you can use in your text (figure 2).
The second symbol is for the size of the text (figure 3)
Symbols 3-5 format the text (figure 4):
- "B" for bold text
- "I" for italics
- "U" for underline
This symbol is for different title types or headings (figure 5).
Alignment or placement of text (figure 6):
- Margin adjust
The distance between the lines of a text is selected via this button (figure 7).
If a text has been written with different formatting, text sizes, etc., and all formatting should be removed or if a part that has been selected should not have formatting, then this button, the "A" with a line, removes any formatting (figure 8). It can e.g. be that certain words or paragraphs have been given a color, bold still or a different size because you want to easily find your way back while writing your text, but that you do not want to submit the text that way. Or if it is allowed to copy and paste from sources during the test/exam.
This symbol (figure 9) inserts a horizontal line where your cursor is placed in the text.
Unordered lists, where you can choose to have different symbols for each item in the list you want to create (figure 10).
The next icon is for Ordered Lists of Numbers, where you can choose to have different numbers and symbols for each item in the list you want to create (figure 11).
These two symbols after the ordered lists are for paragraph breaks to make a jump in the text. Depending on whether you write from left to right or right to left, you can choose the one that fits your text (figure 12).
The next symbol is for quotes. You can select Increase to start the quote and Decrease to end it (figure 13).
The drawing tool
The Draw button (figure 14) opens a page to our drawing tool, where you can draw something if needed. When you're done, it will be inserted into the text box.
This symbol brings up our equation tool (figures 15 & 16).
This symbol is for editing the text color if needed (figure 17).
The next symbol is to edit or insert a background color for the text you type, such as highlighting the text with a specific color if needed (Figure 18).
The largest table you can choose for each table is 10 squares x 10 squares, this can be changed to smaller in width or length etc. (figure 19).
Then we have different special characters (figure 20) with seven different categories that all contain many different symbols and special characters.
Undo and Redo
The last two symbols are the Undo and Redo buttons (figures 21 and 22).
The spellcheck (figure 23) is located in the lower left corner of the text box with the "ABC" by it. It is only visible if the spell checker is enabled during the exam.