The rich text editor


This article will show you how to use the rich text editor field that is used in most modules. Some of the main features are described, such as inserting links and documents and table of contents.

1.0 How to use the Rich text editor

This text field has similar formatting possibilities as text editors like MS Word and Google Docs and therefore allows you to format your document to your company’s standard. We will start by introducing the toolbar. This is where you can find all your tools to create and edit text. Most functions in the toolbar should be familiar to users of other text editors. The list below will showcase some of the functions that differentiates the Rich text editor to other editors. 


1.1 Function desciptions

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2.0 Table of contents

As in other editors, you can enable a table of contents in the text editor. To do this, select the table of contents checkbox above the editor. 

2.1 At the current time, the table of contents only works with the h1 heading. To be able to view the table, the document must be in read mode.

3.0 Insert a template 

You will find all the predefined system templates and the company templates in all the rich text editors used in different documents.

Click the insert template icon in your toolbar, and select the template you want.

Superusers may create new or edit templates.

4.0 Links and attachments

You may need to establish a link from your ABMS documents to external sources or include some enclosures to the document. 
Enclosures may be forms or sheets used within a process or a procedure. Examples may be a standard contract, a checklist or a calculation form. It may be advisable to include such documents in ABMS instead of keeping them on a local server or personal computer. This is to avoid having several different copies and achieve higher availability.


4.1 Insert/edit link or attachment

The «Insert / edit link» icon will let you attach a file or image from your computer. The file will be stored under the «Attachment» tab, and a text link will be inserted in the editor. You can also link to an URL.

Click the Insert/edit link button in the rich text editor, and an Insert link window will open.

4.1.1 To insert a file/image from your computer, click on the folder with the eyeglass icon. If you want to insert a URL, simply paste the URL in the URL field.

Target lets you decide if the link or attachment should open in a new window. 

4.2 Insert internal document

The «Insert internal document» icon will let you insert a text link to a AMBS document.

Click the «Insert internal document» button in the rich text editor and an «Insert internal document» window will open.

You can insert links to an internal document by choosing the module and clicking the document. The link is inserted into the editor when you click the document. Click the «Close» button when done.

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