Content Formatting

How to Properly Format Page Content:

 As seen in the image below, there are a number of drop-down menus which will affect the style of content on a page. The menus highlighted in red (Font Family, Font Size, and Styles), are things which you should not change by any means. The menu highlighted in blue should be your only option as far as content types which will be covered.

An image showing the edit mode of a page where the "Font Family", "Font Size", and "Styles" drop downs are highlighted in red, while the "Heading 2" drop down is highlighted in blue.

Content Formats:

The following formats listed, are those which will likely be used when filling out content for a page. Any of the other formats listed on the drop-down menu are not recommended for use.


The paragraph format is used anytime the user wants to provide information in a standard fashion, such as this. It is likely one of the most common formats among most websites.


Headers are typically used when introducing new topics or sub-topics. It is important that a page always start with "Header 1", or "h1" as it is represented in code, and increase the header level as new sub-topics are added.

Block Quote:

Block quotes are used in rare cases when some text should standout from other text present, either before or after. Typically, this format is used in such cases as providing notifications that may otherwise be lost in the standard paragraph formatted text.


To be, or not to be, that is the question:
Whether 'tis Nobler in the mind to suffer
The Slings and Arrows of outrageous Fortune,
Or to take Arms against a Sea of troubles,
And by opposing end them: to die, to sleep
No more; ...




Contact Information

Michelle Patrick, M.Ed., LPCC

Coordinator, Accessibility Services


Phone: (740) 351-3106

Fax: (740) 351-3551

Office of Accessibility Services

Education Building, Room 145
945 Fourth Street
Portsmouth, Ohio 45662

Office hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays by appointment; Open during all orientation dates for June and July.

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