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How do I use the menubar in the New Rich Content Editor as a student?

You can use the menubar to easily access several of the tools and features available in the New Rich Content Editor. The menubar does not display in the New Rich Content Editor by default, but can be accessed by pressing ALT+F9 keys or Option+Function+F9 keys simultaneously on your keyboard.

The menubar can be accessed using the keyboard or mouse.

Note: The New Rich Content Editor is currently a course opt-in feature. If the Rich Content Editor in your course does not match the images in this lesson, your course is using the classic Rich Content Editor.

View Menubar

View Menubar

By default, the keyboard menubar does not display when viewing the new Rich Content Editor. To view the menubar, press ALT+F9 keys or Option+Function+F9 keys simultaneously on your keyboard. You can also view a list of all keyboard shortcuts by clicking the Keyboard icon [1].

The menubar will display above the Rich Content Editor [2]. The menubar includes the same tools as found in the toolbar [3], but in a format that is easier to navigate with a keyboard.

View Edit Menu

View Edit Menu

To view the Edit menu, click the Edit link [1]. From the Edit menu, you can undo content changes [2], redo content changes [3], cut [4], copy [5], paste [6], paste as text [7], and select all content [8].

View Insert Menu

View Insert Menu

To open the Insert menu, click the Insert link [1]. To insert an external link, click the Link option [2].

To insert an image, click the Image option [3]. You can upload a new image or insert an image from your user files.

To insert media, click the Media option [4]. You can record media, upload media, or insert media from your user files.

To insert a document, click the Document option [5]. You can upload a document or insert a document from your user files.

To insert a math equation, click the Equation option [6].

To insert a table, click the Table option [7].

To insert a horizontal line, click the Horizontal Line option [8].

View Format Menu

View Format Menu

To open the Format menu, click the Format link [1]. You can select several formatting options [2], including bold, italic, underline, strikethrough, superscript, subscript, and code.

To open the Formats menu, click the Formats option [3]. The Formats menu includes options for headings, inline text, blocks, and alignment.

To view and manage blocks, click the Blocks option [4].

To select a font, click the Fonts option [5].

To change the font size, click the Font sizes option [6].

To  manage text alignment, click the Align option [7].

To select a text color, click the Text color option [8].

To select a background color, click the Background color option [9].

To clear formatting, click the Clear formatting link [10].

View Tools Menu

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To open the Tools menu, click the Tools link [1].

To view word count statistics, click the Word count option [2].

View Table Menu

View Table Menu

To view the Table menu, click the Table link [1].

To add a new table, click the Table option [2].

To view table properties, click the Table properties link [3].

To delete the table, click the Delete table option [4].

To view row options, click the Row option [5].

To view column options, click the Column option [6].

To view cell options, click the Cell option [7].