Text based editor - quick start guide

a quick start guide

How to make a text based exposition

How to write the article

Importing from Word (or other)

To import, use the import/export button and select your file under the “import external format” section. Only the text and its structure (this includes headers, lists, tables, emphasis, footnotes) are imported, custom styling, fonts etc… are filtered out.

The import is pretty smart, but may still contain some unwanted elements, so you may have to clean the text up a bit.

Writing

The editor consists of four parts:

  1. the editor
  2. a preview
  3. the media list
  4. the style tab
  5. the import/export section

The editor is using a notation called markdown notation. For the most part, markdown is just plain text (like writing an email or an sms). You can either use use the buttons on top of the editor to insert certain styles, or write in markdown notation directly.

  1. Writing a word between asterics makes it italic:

    *italic* -> italic

  2. Writing a word between two astrics makes it bold:

    **bold** -> bold

  3. hashtags ‘#’ makes titles/headers

    # header 1
    ## header 2

  4. To insert a hyperlink you write:
    [hyperlink](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyperlink)

Tip: If you leave a whiteline, the editor creates a paragraph. Two spaces or ‘\’ force a newline.

This is the core, if you are curious about more, read about it here.

Media

The easiest way to insert media (video, audio, pictures, pdf) is clicking the “click or drop to insert media” button. After uploading the file, the media will be directly inserted in the current position of the text. The media’s location in your text is marked by a media-tag, which is written like this:

You can edit the media display mode later through opening the Media list.

Custom styling…

If you know CSS, you can change the layout of an exposition using “Edit style”, if you do not, just send an email to Casper !

Graphical expositions

The text-based editor is one of the two available editors for RC Expositions, the other being the “graphical” editor. While that graphical editor allows for more complex layout, the text based editor allows for a simpler format that will automatically adopt when opened on a mobile phone.


  1. Word, Open Office, Libre Office, plain text). ↩︎