Using content editor

When you create or edit content, such as writing and formatting text, creating tables, embedding images and videos, and inserting links, you use the content editor built into Jive.

The editor includes many of the standard features of other word processing programs. You can access them by using either the icons in the interface or keyboard shortcuts.

Here are some features of the content editor you may want to explore.

Adding table of contents

The content editor includes a feature that automatically generates a hierarchical table of contents based on the headings in your content. When you insert the table of contents, the editor looks at the headings your content uses, including their levels (such as Heading 2 or Heading 3). Based on the heading levels, the editor creates links to the headings, indenting the links at similar levels.

While you're editing the content, the table of contents appears as an icon, as displayed in the screenshot below.


A table of contents icon when editing content

In the saved or published version of the content, the icon is replaced with a hierarchical list of links to headings in your content.


A table of contents when viewing content

Using spellchecker

The content editor includes a spellchecker that you turn on when you want to check the spelling. When you're ready to check the spelling in your document, click the spellchecker button. Misspelled words are underlined in red. You should click a misspelled word to view suggested alternate spellings and scroll down to select the best match. Note that the spellchecker does not check spelling as you type. You must turn it on or off by clicking the spellchecker button. After you have made corrections, click the button again to recheck spelling.

Also, you can change the language used for spell checking by clicking the down arrow at the right side of the Toggle spellchecker button.

Viewing code source for content

The content editor's Source Code feature allows you to edit your document in HTML. Click the < > link in the editor's toolbar when you want to write directly in HTML. When you're finished, you can toggle back to the default editor view by clicking OK. Clicking Cancel returns you to the content editor without making changes.

Some kinds of HTML markup can cause the site to be less secure. For this reason, certain HTML tags aren't supported by default. When you use these tags, Jive removes them before displaying the content. You can include them, and they are saved, but they don't render when someone views your content. Here's a list of what's not supported:

Tags: <embed>, <html>, <head>, <iframe>, <link>, <meta>, <object>, <script>, <style>

Attributes: action, class, method, on* (such as onClick), *src*

Using syntax highlighter

The content editor's Syntax Highlighter feature allows you to mark text as code and specify the language so that it renders correctly in the saved and published versions of your document, blog post, or other content. This is useful to show code examples in your documentation. Supported code styles are Java, JavaScript, SQL, HTML/XML, CSS, PHP, Ruby, Python, C, C#, or C++.

Here are a few code examples.


Code Sample