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Spotlight Digital Exhibits

Setting up and curating your digital exhibit with Spotlight.

Intro

Text Widgets

There are four text widgets within the Standard Widgets.

To access widgets: Click the gray + symbols between every widget box (it turns blue when you hover your mouse over it). Click the  to add a new widget box.

Text Widgets

Spotlight currently has a Heading widget, and the ability to add H1 headings.  However, because the title of the page is already an H1, use of the heading widget is discouraged. Instead, use markdown to designate headings for your page. Use the # sign to indicate which heading level you are using (## = H2, ### = H3, #### = H4).

For example, here is how the below text was written in Spotlight:

## Heading 2

### Heading 3

#### Heading 4

##### Heading 5

###### Heading 6

And here is how they show up:

Headings 2 - 6 shown in descending order

  1. Click Text and a text widget box will appear. Type in your text.

screenshot of edit page area with text in a textbox circled in red

 

  1. To insert a hyperlink, select the text you want to be link. A pop-up will appear. From here, you can format your text:

screenshot of the text pop-up menu with A, b, c, d, e, and f

  1. Bold the selected text.
  2. Italicize the selected text.
  3. Add a hyperlink to the selected text.
    1. Click the .
    2. A popup will appear and ask you to enter the URL. Be sure to include the or the system will ask you if it should be added automatically.

screenshot of a pop-up menu to enter a hyperlink

  1. Click OK. The hyperlinked text will now appear in blue.
  1. Delete a hyperlink.
  2. Change the widget box to a Heading.
  3. Change the widget box to a Quote.
  1. When you’re finished entering and formatting your text, click Save changes to see how it will appear on your page.

screenshot of a page preview with text circled in red

  1. Click List and a text widget box will appear with a bullet point. Type in your text.

screenshot of a bulleted list

 

  1. Click Save changes to see how it will appear on your page.

screenshot of a heading, text, and a bulleted list

  1. Click Quote and a text widget box will appear. Type in your text. There is a space to add attribution for the quote.

screenshot of quote widget

 

  1. Click Save changes to see how it will appear on your page.

screenshot of text, bulleted list, and a quote

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