Advanced Text Formatting with Absorb's HTML Editor

Several text fields in Absorb LMS allow for advanced text formatting by editing their HTML source directly. This includes things like message templates, course descriptions, etc. Using inline styles you are able to change the color, font, size, and alignment of your text among other things. It is important to note that while admins have access to the majority of the HTML in each message template, more advanced editing such as adding external CSS stylesheets, JavaScript, and other customization which requires access to the full body is not available here.

Important Note

Please be aware that any description fields using the WYSIWYG (What you see is what you get) editor have a 4000 character limit. The count does not include HTML language.

If the limit is exceeded, you will not be able to save/publish the description field you are editing and will receive the following warning message: "Field cannot be more than 4000 characters"

Please note that the stage of toggle does not affect the limit count; if the limit is exceeded, you won't be able to save/publish changes even if the toggle responsible for the description field is disabled. The size of the image upload also cannot exceed 50 MB.



Using the HTML Editor:

Using message templates as an example, when editing your templates you will see this tool bar at the top of the text editor: 

The second icon from the right, , allows you to edit the message's HTML source. When you click this button the template you will see the following:

In the HTML editor you have the ability to input inline HTML styles to format things like fonts, font color, size, etc. As you can see from the template shown above, a number of inline styles have been applied in order to utilize different fonts, colours, formatting, and images. For more information about inline styles, we have found to be a fantastic resource.

Please see the List of Allowed HTML Tags below, in order to see what tags are acceptable in your HTML. 

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