Text editor

The text editor is an important part of each AGORA work space and appears whenever you edit a description in material entries or tasks. The editor is capable of comprehensive formatting settings. Furthermore, you can add images, charts, and external links to your text, to name but a few. While editing the text and scrolling down, the editor toolbar remains at its position, making it easier to edit even long texts.

  Img. 1: Text editor


1. Text options

You can use the following commands to edit your text quickly and safe.

Cut (Ctrl + X): Cut the marked text in order to add it to your clipboard and to paste it somewhere else.

Copy (Ctrl + C): Copy the marked text in order to add it to your clipboard and to paste it somewhere else

Paste (Ctrl + V): Add the text from your clipbord that you copied or cut earlier to your current position in the text editor.

Undo (Ctrl + Z): Use this in order to undo an formatting action.

Restore (Ctrl + Y): Use this in order to rewind and undo command.

Tip: Alternatively, you can use the corresponding buttons in the text editor toolbar.

Img. 2: Text editor

2. Text formatting

The buttons reflect various formatting options (Img. 2).

Restore (Ctrl + Y): If you accidently deleted your text, you can restore it this way.

Paragraph format: Here you can select different formatting styles, for example to highlight headlines.

Font: Select a suitable font here.

Img. 2: Formatting options

Font size: The font size can be specified in small steps.

Text and background colours: You can mark important passages in various text and/or background colours. Select "Reset formatting" to reactivate the default formatting style.

Furthermore, you can hightlight text passages in bold (Ctrl + B), italics (Ctrl + I) or as strikethrough text.

Enumeration and bullet lists can be created by clicking the corresponding buttons in the tool bar. Using the tabluator key indents the active paragraph by one step.


3. Creating and editing a link

One of the key features of the text editor, embedding external links, can be accessed by clicking the paper clip symbol. A window will pop up in which you can create a link.

Img. 3: creating or editting a link

Insert the needed URL code here. In advance, please mark the text string which will be transformed into a hyperlink. Alternatively you can insert a description to the link in the "Display text" field.


In a last step, please choose in which format the linked page will open (Img. 4).

  Img. 4: Target page.

The most important options are:

  • <Frame> = The target page will open in your active browser tab, overwriting the current tab.

  • <Pop-up Fenster> = The target page will open in a new browser tab.


4. Embedding media






Note: Please see a detailed tutorial concerning embedding images, videos, and other data files here.