We've built this editor from the ground up using the latest technologies. The editor is the primary way of writing content in pr.co, so you'll be able to write news releases, emails and in the future, even more!
Use the cursor to navigate
The new freeform editor now has a cursor throughout the whole document, instead of only in editable text fields. This way you can easily navigate through the content and remove or create new content right on the spot. If you'd like to remove a piece of content, just place just cursor on the content and hit the Backspace ⌫ key. Alternatively you can also click the Delete icon on the left of the Menu button in order to remove a block of content.
Use the Enter key to create a new block
With the original freeform editor you had to frequently switch between your keyboard and mouse, even when you were just typing a long piece of text.
With the new editor we changed this so you can now just keep on typing and only need to use your mouse when trying to create other blocks than the default text block. After writing a paragraph just hit Enter ⏎ in order to create the next block. If you want to create a different kind of block instead, just click on the Menu on the left and choose a block type. Want to add a block in between a existing text block? Just put your cursor where you want to place the new block and hit the Enter ⏎ key.
Use the menu to add content
To insert any type of content just press the Menu button on the left. This will open a menu of all the available content types. Simple select the type you find most suitable to insert it into your document. You can also use this menu to change content type for a certain block or to remove a block, using the little cross button.
Use meta-settings to alter the appearance of content
Some types of content now have Meta-settings, these are mostly used to alter the way content is displayed. For instance for the title block you can now choose the size of the title (h1, h2, h3) by using the meta-settings controls.
To trigger the meta-settings controls, just click on the content you want to change, if it has any settings they'll be shown on top as a little black control element.
The available blocks:
Let's run you through each type of content you can insert into your article. By opening the menu on the left-hand side you'll be able to choose the following content blocks to insert into your article.
H1, H2, H3 blocks
Use this block to insert your heading into the article, choose the h1 for the title of your article and the subsequent h2, and h3 headings to add structure to your content.
This will allow you to insert a dedicated quote block to your article. The quote will take the full-width of the article and formatted in a prominent way to really catch the eye of the reader. You can define the quote and the quotee underneath.
Single Media Item block
Insert a single, full width, media item into your article. Please note that this can be anything in your Media Library, ranging from a large cover image to start-off your article to an in-line embedded video right in-between your paragraphs of body text.
Media Gallery block
This is similar to to Single Media Item but instead allows you to choose multiple media elements, it will display this list of items as a gallery element which you can choose to display in a 2, 3, and 4 in-a-row grid format. Please note that you can mix-and-match images, videos, sounds and documents in one gallery block.
Clicking on one of the elements will open and preview this item in a special lightbox, showing more info on the image and giving the visitor the possibility to download or embed the media item.
This allows you to insert a Spokesperson into your article, this will be formatted as a contact card and can be inserted wherever you'd like it in the article.
With this you can add any URL to your message and it will generate a nice block with a pre-filled title and icon of the webpage behind it. If you'd like to change the title of this block, just click on it and start typing!
See it in action here:
And that's it!
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