Before You Edit

The current text on your pages has already had formatting applied to them to make sure that they are accessible and adhere to the PCC design style guide. The below information should be used to add new text to your page. It's best practice to leave the current formatting as is.

The Format dropdown on the toolbar allows for a pre-defined element to be applied to text by selecting the element from the list.


The Heading Elements not only change the style of the text, but also add code known as semantic markup to identify the structure of your content. It is very important to use headings correctly to make sure your content is accessible.

Headings should be applied in a Hierarchical order (similar to an outline)

Heading 1

The most important heading on the page. There will only be one Heading 1 and this will always be applied to the page title. You do not need to add a Heading 1.

Heading 2

The first Subheading of the page

Heading 3

Heading 4

Heading 5

Headings 3 -5 are additional headings under a Heading 2.


Basic Text.  If you do not apply a format element to your text, it will automatically be a paragraph text.


The blockquote element is used to indicate a quotation of a large section of text from another source. It will also change the style of the quote.

This is what a blockquote looks like when applied from the format drop-down menu.

Apply an Element from the Format Dropdown

To apply an element from the format dropdown:

  1. Select the text you want to apply the element to
  2. Click the format drop-down from the toolbar
  3. Scroll to find the element and click it
  4. This will apply the choice.

Remove or Change the Applied Format  

  1.  Place the cursor within an existing block of text, on a blank line, or select the text.
  2. Click the format dropdown. The applied format will be highlighted.
  3. Click the currently applied format to deselect it (this will change the text to Paragraph or choose a different element.

Next Up: 4.7 - Styles