Commands in the Text Object section

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Commands in the Text Object section

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Use the editor in this section to type in and format your text. The text editor has an upper toolbar, a work area and, in the Pro edition, at the bottom, a series of tabs that correspond to the texts you want to activate.

The text editor's toolbar has the following commands and options:

Cut [CTRL+X] - Copy [CTRL+C] - Paste [CTRL+V]

These commands cut, copy and paste the selected text. Pasted text will maintain the original formatting.

You can use the Cut, Copy and Paste commands to cut, copy and paste text extracts that have been created with other editors.

Paste Special [CTRL+SHIFT+V]

Use this command if you want to paste text that has been cut or copied with the Cut and Copy commands. Pasted text will lose any formatting options (bold, italics, etc.) applied in the original document, and it will take on the equivalent options in this editor.

Undo [CTRL+Z] - Redo

These commands undo/restore the last operation to be carried out/undone.

Insert Link [CTRL+L]

This command sets up a link on the selected word(s). You can define the link in the Link window that opens.

Add separator

This command adds a separator line in the text. The line automatically takes on the default text color, indicated for the Page Text in the Text Style window.

Insert Image

You can add an image to the text (in .JPG, .GIF, .PNG, or .BMP format).

Images added to a text are automatically resized if they are bigger than the cell in the page layout table. You can also change the image's size manually by pulling on the selection handles. For specific page layout considerations, you may prefer to work on an image object in the Image Object window.

When the cursor is on the inserted picture, click on the right-hand mouse button to open a pop-up menu with the cut, copy and paste commands, as well as the command for opening the Image Properties window.

Enable HTML Code

With this command, you can enter HTML code directly in the text page. When working in HTML mode, the < and > characters are not interpreted as "less than" and "greater than", but instead anything that is between them is interpreted as an HTML tag.

Rollover Settings

You can apply a rollover effect to the text, so that it can be scrolled. The settings for the rollover are defined in the RollOver window.

Fit Content to Cell Width

With this option, the editor will simulate the appearance of the text in relation to the size of the cell in the page layout table that houses it.

Link Style:

It opens a window through which you can set a custom style (different from the one defined on Step 2 - Template Settings | Text Style): this style will be applied only to the links present in the text you are composing. Having activated the Custom Style option, simply select the status of the link you want to act on (Active, On mouseover or Already visited) and define the Background Color and Text Color.

Light/dark background

This option sets a dark or light color for the editor's background: this can be useful if you are working on text that is written in white, or another pale colour.


This button opens the MagicText window,  the Artificial Intelligence-based text generation assistant integrated into WebSite X5 Pro (starting from version 2023.2). With some basic information you provide, MagicText can write a text for you: ideas, titles, SEO titles, paragraphs and tag list. It's a quick and easy way to get quality texts you will be able to use as they are or modified.


Heading Styles

Apply a Heading Style to the selected paragraph.

The Heading Styles can be defined through the options available in the Text Style window.

By activating the option Set H1..H6 tag for the Template Headings available in the SEO | Tags window, when you choose a Heading Style the corresponding <h1>..<h6> tag is automatically applied to the text. In the editor the paragraph has the Style which has been set and will be highlighted by a dashed line – which won’t be visible online – so to indicate the association to a <h1>..<h6> tag.


Select Font type - Font size

You can choose the type of character (font) to use for your text, and its size.

The menu shows the command for applying the Default Font (defined by the style of the Page Text item in the Text Style window), the list of safe fonts (those which are present on all devices and do not need to be published, and all the Google fonts and web fonts added in the Add web fonts window, which is opened by the Other font types command.

The font types can be easily identified by the icon next to them:

Google Fonts: fonts added from the Add web fonts window of WebSite X5 and linked to Google's server.

Online Web Fonts: fonts added from the Add web fonts window of WebSite X5 and linked to server of service that offers fonts.

Offline Web  Fonts:  fonts added from the Add web fonts window of WebSite X5 and published on the website's Internet server.

Bold [CTRL+B] - Italic [CTRL+I] - Underlined [CTRL+U] - Stroke [CTRL+T]

These options apply bold, italics, underlining and striking to the selected text.

Text Color - Background Text Color

You can choose a color for the selected text, or for its background.

Bullet List - Numbered List

Reset Format

This removes all the formatting commands associated with the selected text, making it coherent with the style defined in Text Style.

You can add a bullet list or an ordered list. Use the TAB key to indent the items in the list and so create sub-levels in the list.

Unindent / Indent

You can increase or decrease the selected paragraph's indent.

Line spacing

This gives the value of the line spacing, which is the space between the lines in a paragraph. You can also use the options in this menu to add or remove a space before or after the selected paragraph.

Align Left - Align Center - Align Right - Justify

You can align the selected text to the left, right, center, or you can justify it.

Text on the Right - Default - Text on the Left

These options are active when an image in the text is selected. They are used to define how the text is displayed around the image: it can be all to the left, all to the right, or around the image.

In the Text Editor area, clicking with the mouse right button, you can open a context menu reporting the following commands: Undo, Redo, Select All, Cut, Copy, Paste and Paste Special.

Moreover, if the context menu is opened by clicking on a word reported as incorrect by the spellchecker, you will also be reported some possible suggestions to correct it as well as the command to add it to the dictionary.

Finally, if the context menu is opened by clicking on an image added in the text, the command Image Properties will be displayed, which you can use to open the Image Properties window.

The tabs for the various texts you have written are shown at the bottom of the work area.

By default, there is just one tab, called "Text 1": if you don't add any other texts, no more tabs will be shown. To add and open a new text, click on the button to the right of the other tabs, or right-click on one the tabs and use the commands in the popup menu:

Add a Tab: adds a new tab (and activates the corresponding text tab) and you can give it a name in the window that opens.
Rename the active Tab...: opens a window where you can change the name of the current tab.

The various tabs must be correctly named because the names are automatically used for the buttons that used for navigating between the various text tabs when you choose Tabs - Horizontal or Tabs - Vertical as Display Mode.

Remove the active Tab: deletes the current tab and its text.
Move the active Tab to the left / Move the active Tab to the right: changes the order of the tabs, moving them to the left or right. You can also drag & drop them to obtain the order you want the various texts to be in.


Read the guides:


How to insert and modify a text?


What's MagicText and how can I use it to generate text contents