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There are several "power tools" available to most users directly in Radius.

Show Blocks

The Show Blocks button  ()  toggles between revealing and hiding the blocks used in formatting. Typically, you don't need to worry about "showing blocks" because Radius automatically creates blocks for you while you're working on a page. Whenever you create or place content on a page, it is placed into what's generically called a block. Blocks are invisible on the live site, but hold, format, and organize the page content so that it displays correctly.

Content that exists in the same block will all receive the same formatting. If you're having trouble applying different styles to text, try separating the lines of text using a hard return (or hitting the Enter key). When the Enter key is hit, a new block is started and the styling (formatting) can change.

When you have clicked the show blocks button, a dotted line appears around each block on your page. In the top left corner of the block, a label for what type of formatting is being applied to that block appears. For example, all generic text (separated by hard returns) display a "P" in the corner which indicates it is receiving the general paragraph style. If you choose to apply a different style (for example a "Header 1" style) to some text, a "H1" label will appear in the corner.

The show blocks feature allows the user to see a little sneak-peak of the technical "stuff" the makes a website work correctly. Go ahead, try it out... you can't hurt anything by clicking the button.

Create Div Container

Div containers  () are an advanced tool that can be used to control page layout.

Source Code

The source code button () switches the editor window from WYSIWYG editing (what-you-see-is-what-you-get) to HTML editing. For those comfortable working directly in source code, this affords a greater range of page development options. If you don't know how to edit HTML directly, we recommend sticking with WYSIWYG editing.