Edit and save a topic

Contribute User Guide

The Contribute Editor is a typical text editor. Therefore text can be added by typing, or by using the standard keyboard commends such as cut, copy, paste and delete.

To edit a topic the edit mode must be activated.

Activate the edit mode

You can open a topic for editing by clicking the topic in the right pane. The Topic Toolbar is displayed at the top of the topic:

Topic Toolbar complete

The Topic Toolbar gives you quick access to commonly used commands for working with topic content.

Apply paragraph and character styles

When you select a text line, the paragraph style is displayed on the right side of the Topic Toolbar in a gray box. The character style is displayed next to the paragraph style in a blue box when you select a text fragment.

Style boxes in Topic toolbar

You can change the style by selecting a style in the Topic Toolbar.

Character and paragraph styles


Character style icons for quick access to frequently used styles


Character style list


Paragraph style icons for quick access to frequently used styles


Paragraph style list

To apply a paragraph or character style:

  1. Select the text you want to change:
    • If applying a paragraph style, position the cursor in the paragraph you want to change. To change more than one paragraph, select the paragraphs you want to change.
    • If applying a character style, select the characters you want to change.
  2. Select the style from the character or paragraph drop-down list, or click the style's icon.

Save a topic

After editing a topic in the right pane, the topic can be saved by selecting the topic title in the left pane. The topic editor is closed and the topic is automatically saved. It is also possible to save the topic and continue editing using the save drop-down menu see Book Content Pane - Caption

The topic is also closed and saved when another topic is selected for editing.

A video for this procedure is available at: https://vimeo.com/362701901