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Formatting Text

This guide is to help you edit and shape text in a format acceptable to SharePoint. Please follow our Style Guide to create a consistent and uniform look to our beloved website.

For the most part, the Ribbon and all of its Editing Tools are all you will ever need to edit text. It's just like Microsoft Word, just more glitchy. This guide covers the basics and the unusual.

Clear Formatting

Before starting anything, you must clear all pre-existing formatting in SharePoint and prep it; think of it as the bath before putting on fresh clothes. Please follow these steps after all the content on your page has been typed/inserted and you are ready to begin formatting.

Step 1:

Once you have written or pasted all the content you need onto your page, begin by clearing all formatting. This will remove all styling including font, color, and emphasis. This will not however change the <div>, <span>, and <p> tags.

Screenshot Clear Formatting 

Step 2:

 Select All and select Editing Tools > Markup Styles > Paragraph. This will, combined with Step 3 will help clear unnecessary <span> and <div> tags to even out the spacing between paragraphs.

Screenshot Markup Styles 

Step 3:

Select All and select Editing Tools > Styles > Body Text.

Screenshot Format Body Text 


Go through your page and highlight any headers to style them using pre-existing Markup Styles. The top-level title of a page is H1; primary headings are then H2, H3, and so on until the lowest-level heading H6.

Screenshot Markup Styles 


In the editing interface, type in the character you want to superscript, then highlight that character, and click on the superscript icon on the Editing Tools > Format Text tab.