Text boxes -- or, more accurately -- Rich Text/Dynamic Content/Scripts boxes -- are the most basic and most flexibile type of content box in LibGuides.
Using the WYSIWIG (What You See Is What You Get) Rich Text Editor -- see the box at right -- text can be highlighted and formatted in many ways.
The HTML icon in the editor makes it possible to edit the HTML code, as well.
Unless your guide is a single page, it should include a table of contents. Use the Guide Table of Contents box type to automatically generate a linked table of contents that includes all your pages/tabs and sub-pages.
You'll find this box type under System Content Boxes
Icons (shown here) at the top of the Rich Text Editor make it possible to format text in a text box in many ways. Text can be made bold, italic, underlined, centered, bulleted, or numbered. Font styles, sizes, and colors can be changed. Links can be added.
Text boxes also make it possible to add images and tables. (See the Add Images tab for more using on images.)
Advanced users can add search forms and other functions by adding scripts to Rich Text/Dynamic Content/Scripts boxes.
A Links and Lists box presents resources, online or not, with brief descriptions below them.
Descriptions are limited to 256 characters. Additional descriptive text, unlimited in size, can also be added. This text will be in a pop-up that appears when the user clicks on the icon.
(See Link Options for the differences between Links and Lists, Simple Web Links, and links in text boxes.)
Adding items to a Links and Lists box:
Editing items in a Links and Lists box:
Reordering items in a Links and Lists box:
Note: Descriptive text about a Links and Lists box as a whole can be entered at the top of the box.
Found under Multipedia Boxes, a Documents/Files content box enables you to upload any number of files to your page. Individual files cannot be larger than 5MB each. Each file can have a short description (255 characters).
NOTE: If you upload a new image but do not want to insert it immediately, just close the Image Manager box and hit cancel. The uploaded image will remain available in your Image Library for later insertion into this or other guides.
Use an Embedded Media & Widgets box to embed the code for a youtube video, google map, search widget, etc.
Note that many videos are too large for the left column, though they can be resized by changing the code--see below.
You can embed code in Rich Text Boxes, but you have to understand how to use the Plain-Text Editor. Using the Embedded Media & Widgets boxes is easier if you don't want to hassle with html coding.
Adding a video to an Embeded Media&Widgets box:
Editing a video link in an Embeded Media&Widgets box:
Note: Descriptive text about an Embedded Media & Widgets box as a whole can be entered at the top of the box.