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The Text Block
The Text Block is a block that you can add to your blog post that will allow you add text to your blog post. It acts the same as the other blocks inside Narrative in that all you need to do is drag it into the layout and then double click to edit. In the right-hand panel you will see a few options around formatting.
One super important and pretty awesome feature about Narrative Publish Text Blocks is that they will match the style settings on your website, so you don't need to worry about fonts or colors. Click here to learn more about text formatting.
How to add Text to your Blog Post
1. From the Gallery Panel drag the text block to your desired location in the layout editor.
3. Double-click on the text box to edit the text and use the right-hand inspector panel to change the style, sizing, color and spacing of the text.
Don't worry if the text font looks different to your website. Once uploaded, the text will match itself to your website's style. Use the Header and paragraph options below to match these to your website.
Be sure to use the same heading tags as used in your website's style to ensure best results. If it doesn't look right, thanks to Narrative, you can update the formatting, click update and the changes will instantly be reflected on your website.
Narrative lets you change the size, alignment and color of your text.
There are 6 different sizes of text available to choose from:
- Header 1
- Header 2
- Header 3
- Header 4
- Header 5
Header 1 is the largest font size available, recommended for attention-grabbing main headings in your blog post. Paragraph is the smallest font size, recommended for body text.
The text alignment options located underneath the size options allows you to align the text to the left, center, right, or justified.
The button to the right of the text alignment options allows you to pick a color for your text. Clicking this button opens up a color picker which you can use to define a color.
The text width option controls the size of the margins of the text block and is used as a basis to align your text. There are four width options available:
Use these settings to control how much margin there is on the left and the right of your text.
To control how much white-space there is on the top and the bottom of your text block, simply double-click on your text block and use the blue handles in the layout editor to control the spacing. Drag these handles up or down to control the textbox height.
These changes will be displayed in both Squarespace and WordPress.
How to Add Links to Your Text
After having added text content on your blog, you can also add links to any part of your text. To add links to your text:
- Highlight the text you want to link
- Click on the link icon found on the Document inspector panel
- Add the link you want to add
- Click "OK" to accept
Once you've added the link, click on Publish or Update Blog to have it reflected on your post.
If you have set a specific color for linked text on your backend, the linked text will automatically adjust to those settings when published.
If you have any questions regarding this article or run into any issues please contact Narrative support at [email protected]