Additional Functionality available in Modern Text Webpart

The text web part is the new web part created to allows users to easily add plain text to their pages.

Functionality:

There are four standard heading text sizing options:
Heading 1: 28px
Heading 2: 24px
Heading 3: 21px
Normal Text: 17px

How to Use:

From the web part tool box, select the “Text” webpart from the menu.

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Click the dropdown to choose which heading or text you would like you use. You can also highlight text using your mouse and select to change the text to the new selection.

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Line height is automatically set at 1.5. If you wish to have a single line spacing, press shift + enter when ready to move to the next line of text.

You have the option to bold, italicize or underline the text.

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Newly added as of 12/11/2017

Additional features have been added to the text web part as of this past week. Some of the new functionality now includes support for the following:

  1. Additional Text sizing options
  2. Text Highlight
  3. Text Color
  4. Link Capabilities to link directly to pages as well as open in a new tab
  5. New support for Table creation

To view the new functionality, click on the “…” icon in the text menu.

When selecting a hyperlink option, a new menu will show with the new offerings:

The table option is new to Modern Pages. Each icon in the property pane now allows for the adding and removing of columns and rows.

Favorite Feature:

My favorite feature with the text webpart is now being able to copy and paste from documents and the text being auto-formatted to look great including lists.

Closest Web Part in Classic Experiences:

Closest web part available in Classic SharePoint experiences is the Content Editor Web Part or a text-only content area in a page.

Feature limitations:

  • Cannot select a different font. All web parts use Segoe UI as the primary font.
  • No option to select a different color for text
  • No Rich Text option. You cannot paste and image and text into the text webpart and have it wrap.
  • No HTML or code view

For the Developers:

The text webpart is a highly-customized version of CK Editor. If you are looking to build your own SPFx webpart, do not use CK Editor as your base as it will break the out-of-the-box text webpart. Recommended to use Kendo UI as an alternative.

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