Moving text


Moving a text can be tricky, because of the way HTML works. If you have an HTML table that provides structure for the page, then you can place text into a table cell and it will stay there. Otherwise, the text may appear in a horizontally different spot from where you intended, depending whether the alignment is left, middle, or right. Also, if other text or an image is placed adjacent to text that is not in a table, it may be "pushed" to a different spot because of the flowing nature of HTML.

However, generally, to move text, follow these steps:

1) Select the text by highlighting it.

2) Cut the text by clicking the "Cut" button (looks like a pair of scissors) in the editor's toolbar (or Ctrl+X).

3) Position your cursor where you want to place the text, then click the Paste button in the editor's toolbar (Ctrl+V).

Another way to move text is to grab it with your cursor and move it to another place on the page. Simply highlight the text, then WHILE HOLDING DOWN the left mouse button, drag the image to a new position.

NOTE: if the page has no table structure to keep the image in place, it will probably slide to the left or right when you place it. This can be frustrating to beginners. The solution is to insert an HTML table into your page to provide some structure to "hang" your image on and keep it from sliding. See our tutorial on Tables for more help on this topic.

NOTE: If the place you are attempting to move the text is defined by a style, the font may changed because it is defined or overridden by that style. For more information about styles, see the help window for that topic.



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