Text boxes are the most basic and most flexible type of content box in LibGuides.
Using the Rich-Text Editor -- see the box at right -- text can be highlighted and formatted in many ways through the use of buttons on the toolbar.
The Source button in the editor makes it possible to edit the HTML code directly.
LibGuides allows for two kinds of link boxes: Links within Rich Text or Link lists. There are advantages and disadvantages to each.
In a Link box, you enter the name of the link, the URL, and an optional description of up to 255 characters. The links appear in a bulleted list, with the descriptions appearing where you determined they should be placed when creating.
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 given different styles, font sizes, colors, highlighted, bold, italics, justified, bulleted/numbered lists, hyperlinked.
Text boxes also make it possible to add images and tables. (See the Add Images tab for more using on images.)
If you are comfortable manipulating HTML coding, you can select the Source button to view the HTML source code.
There are two possible disadvantages and reasons you might want to keep links in a text box: