What is the Formatted FAQ Editor?
Are there any requirements for using the Formatted FAQ Editor?
You simply need to be logged in with your account to access it, as with most of Contributor Central.
How do I use the Formatted FAQ Editor?
How is my work in the Formatted FAQ Editor saved?
When you are working in the Editor, your work is automatically saved every 60 seconds. If you made no changes to your content between the automatic save-checking intervals, nothing will happen. There is also a "Save Content" button on the Editor toolbar, allowing you to save your content immediately.
On the File Select page, you will be able to see the five most recent saves for each document created. Simply click on the "Save #" link you want to view, and you will load up that save in the Editor.
Can I download content from the Formatted FAQ Editor into a text file?
Can I submit a guide that I saved in the Formatted FAQ Editor?
Of course. Go to the Submit a File page as you normally would, and pick a new game or an existing file to update. When you get to the part where you can upload your file, a new option will appear next to it, provided you have saved Formatted FAQ Editor documents in the system. You can choose the "Choose FAQ Editor Document" option, then select the title of your document in the dropdown menu. Remember that the most recent save data for a given document will be what gets submitted, so be sure this is what you want to submit first!
Upon submission, you will be able to preview your Formatted FAQ as usual. The only difference is that if you have image markup in your content, you will not be allowed to upload images. You need to upload your images within the Editor itself for that document, so make sure you do that before submitting your FAQ!
How do I upload images for a Formatted FAQ using the Formatted FAQ Editor?
On the Editor page itself, look on the toolbar for the Img button. Click it and a popup will appear. There, you will see a place where you can choose an image to upload, as well as the size of it (large or small). If your image is wider than the size you choose, it will be automatically resized to conform to our requirements.
Below that, you will see a list of images you already uploaded for the current document. Press the button next to the image you want, pick an alignment value (left or right; default is left), and insert it into your guide.
To add a caption, hover over the image when it is placed in your document and hit the caption button on the image toolbar that appears. You can simply type in your caption in the given space. To remove the caption altogether, simply highlight the text and hit Backspace or Delete on your keyboard, and the caption space will be removed.
What are the available keyboard shortcuts when using the Formatted FAQ Editor?
In lieu of pressing buttons, there are some handy keyboard shortcuts available to make the writing process flow more easily. Here is a list of the currently available shortcuts:Ctrl+B: Bold
Ctrl+D: Definition (indented) list
Ctrl+O: Ordered (numbered) list
Ctrl+L: Unordered (bulleted) list
Ctrl+H: Horizontal line (divider)
Ctrl+S: Spoiler block
Ctrl+T: Highlighted text block
I can't get out of text/spoiler/preformatted blocks after adding one. Is there a way out?
What are the known issues with the current version of the Formatted FAQ Editor?
As the Formatted FAQ Editor is still in a "beta" stage, there are several issues remaining to be fixed. This list will be updated as issues are resolved. If you spot any issues not on this list, please submit a feedback ticket.
- Tables: Column/row span not yet supported. Individual cell alignment not yet supported, but row/column alignment works. If you upload a Formatted FAQ with col/rowspan, they will appear in the Editor but can not be edited at this time.
- Preformatted Text: Whitespace is not being preserved, affects ASCII maps and such.
- Uploading .txt File to Editor: Non-standard ASCII characters (accented letters, overscore) do not display properly if they are in your Formatted FAQ when uploaded for use with the Editor. If you enter these characters directly into the Editor, they will be saved properly, so that is the fix for now.
How do I create lists and nested lists using the Formatted FAQ Editor?
You start by selecting the type of list you want to use, either by clicking the button on the toolbar or using the appropriate keyboard shortcut. After entering your first item, hit Enter to automatically add another item to the list below. If you are done adding to the list, simply toggle off the selected list button or use the keyboard shortcut to return to entering regular text.
While you are in a list, you can also create a nested list, or a list within a list. To do this, press Tab and you will go one level deeper. To go back a level, press Shift + Tab.