Once you have created a chapter, the next step is to add content to it in the form of text and images. This is probably how you will be spending most of your time in Studio: writing, reviewing, editing and updating chapters, as well as inserting and organising images.
In the Table of Contents for the book you are working on, click on the title of the chapter you want to edit, or on the Edit Chapter button.
Studio's chapter editor is WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get). If you can use a word processor, you can use Studio. And indeed, Studio's chapter editor does look rather like a simple version of word processors such as Microsoft Word or LibreOffice.
So you can just go ahead and get
typing! By default, the text you type will be in the 'Normal Text' (also
known as Paragraph) style.
When you're writing and editing text, you want to be comfortable with the size of that text, and with the width of the editing page on your screen.
is web-based, you can use your web browser's zoom function to find an
on-screen text size that suits you. Zoom away to your heart's content.
The size of the text in the product you output is not affected. Here,
for example, is how Studio's chapter editor might look in a maximised
browser window on a typical contemporary monitor (1920 pixels wide) at
your web browser's default zoom level (100%).
you have a mouse with a scroll wheel, zooming is even easier. Just hold
down the Control key and zoom in and out using the scroll wheel.
Studio is multilingual and
fully accepts left to right and right to left content as well as mixed
ones. On the right have side of the toolbar you can see the two arrows
which toggle between left to right and right to left content while you
are adding to the chapter.
Click on the table icon to bring up the Insert Table menu.
You can make adjustments to the table such as inserting or deleting rows or columns at any stage by putting your cursor into the table at the relevant location and clicking.
When a table is created you will see an extra narrow column. In the example below, you can see this in a 2 by 2 table.
Click on the top left cell to see Table menu.
If there is some text in the chapter which you would like to convert into a web link, select the text and then click the Insert Link icon in the toolbar.
You can also just put your cursor at a point in the text where you want to insert a link, and click the Insert Link icon.
If you need to change the link later, click anywhere on the link text and then click on the Insert Link icon in the toolbar. The Link window will appear again, and you can make the necessary changes. If you would like to remove the hyperlink while leaving the text intact, click the Break link button.
Insert Link can also be used to create links to other chapters in your book. To do this, click the Insert Link icon, click the dropdown arrow next to "or link to existing chapter", and a list of chapters you can link to will be revealed. Click the desired chapter to add its link to the URL field.
At the left hand side of the toolbar are three menu items: Insert, Edit and Tools.
Also available in the Insert menu are Insert horizontal line and Insert page break, toggle to switch between left to right and right to left texts.
Add info boxes (Very important in educational books), split a chapter to two, and import content from a WORD file.
A note on the last of those.
Being built for the Web, Studio's internal format is HTML. So it's easy
for someone who knows a little HTML to edit the underlying file
directly. Usually you won't need to do this. But if there's a little
glitch that you can't fix in the chapter editor, you can use this menu
option to bring up the HTML Edit window, in which you can make any required edits to the HTML and click the Set button when finished.
Content Cleanup is useful when you have Grammerly
installed in your computer and it add codes which might cause problems
later on. This tool option removes all problematic codes.
To save your changes, simply click the big green SAVE button.
The button will turn a paler shade of teal to indicate that your work has been successfully saved.
You'll notice that there is a dropdown arrow to the right of the SAVE button. If you click this arrow, three additional choices are presented.
Save minor change : this will save your changes but will prevent them from being recorded in the Book History.
Save with comment : this will bring up a window in which you can type a comment to accompany your saved changes.
Comments can help you keep track of what you have done and let your fellow contributors know about the changes you have made to the book.
Any comments you make as you save in this way will be visible in the Book History.
In the chapter editor, two more tabs are added. So, working from the top, the tabs visible in the chapter editor are:
If you click the Table of Contents tab, a sidebar appears, with the heading Chapters.
If you would like to leave the chapter editor and return to the full table of contents, click the Table of Contents button. Again, if you have unsaved changes, you will be prompted to save them first.
If you click the Choose your Theme tab, a sidebar appears. There is a dropdown menu with the option to select a theme.