Content Editor Web Part custom properties

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  • The Content Editor Web Part is intended for adding HTML content, it is not designed to link to a Web site. If you need to link to a Web site, consider using the Page Viewer Web Part.

  • The HTML <FORM> element is not allowed in the Content Editor Web Part. If you need to add a Web Part that uses the <FORM> element, consider using the the Form Web Part or the Page Viewer Web Part.

  • You cannot view or edit any of these custom properties in personal view.

Rich Text Editor (Content)

Use to enter formatted text, tables, hyperlinks, and images.

Click Rich Text Editor to enter and modify content. Knowledge of HTML syntax is not required to use this editor.

Source Editor (Content)

Use to enter HTML source code into a simple text editor. Knowledge of HTML syntax is required to use this editor.

Click Source Editor to enter or modify HTML source code.

Content Link (ContentLink)

Use to enter a hyperlink to a text file containing HTML source code.

The two valid hyperlink protocols you can use are:

  • Hypertext Transfer Protocol (http://)

  • Hypertext Transfer Protocol with privacy, which uses Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption (https://)

You can use an absolute URL or a relative URL. However, you cannot use a file path.

Important: If the Content Link property links to a file that is located outside the site and the site does not have anonymous user access enabled, then you cannot access the file. For assistance, contact your site administrator.

To make it easier to edit a long string, click Text Builder Cc767473.ZA060472181033(en-us,TechNet.10).gif .

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