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Viewing InCopy article content as plain text or as formatted text in Content Station 9

Viewing InCopy article content as plain text or as formatted text in Content Station 9

When working on an article in the Multi-Channel Text Editor in Content Station, you can choose to view the text as plain text or as formatted text.

Article visual mode comparison

Figure: An article viewed with the text formatted (left) and the same article viewed with the text as plain text.

This view mode can be controlled by enabling or disabling the following option:

  • View > Visual Mode

When Visual Mode is disabled, the text is shown in plain formatting, with additional support for bold and italic. Hyperlinks are also displayed in bold and in blue.

When Visual Mode is enabled, text is formatted to reflect the paragraph style or character style that has been applied as much as possible. The following font styles and properties can be shown:

  • Font family
  • Font style (bold, italic underline, strikethrough)
  • Font color
  • Alignment (left, center, right and left justify)
  • Paragraph indent (left, right, and first line indent)
  • Paragraph spacing (space before and space after)

In addition, hyperlinks are displayed in bold and in blue.

Note: When Visual Mode is enabled, the result should be seen as an approximation of how the text will look and should be used as an aide for writing copy only. To verify the final result, preview the article in for instance InDesign or use the Preview button for a Publication Channel.

Troubleshooting

I have Visual Mode enabled but some text is still shown as plain text.

In order for the fonts to appear as defined in the style, they need to be available on the system on which Content Station is installed. Should the font not be available, the text is displayed as it is when Visual Mode is disabled.

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