Add text to a Web page by using the Content Editor Web Part

The Content Editor Web Part provides an easy way to add text to a Web page. You can add a Content Editor Web Part to any Web Part Page and to any page with a page layout that supports Web Parts. You use the HTML Editor to add text to the Content Editor Web Part.

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Page layouts that support using the Content Editor Web Part

Add a Content Editor Web Part to a page

Add text to a Content Editor Web Part

Page layouts that support using the Content Editor Web Part

Most Welcome Page page layouts support Web Parts, but some of them already have a Page Content field control.

A Page Content field control allows you to add the same kind of content that a Content Editor Web Part allows you to add. If you want to add text to a page that has a Page Content field control, you should consider adding the text by using the Page Content field control.

The following Welcome Page page layouts support using the Content Editor Web Part and do not have a Page Content field control. If you want to add text to pages that use these page layouts, you use the Content Editor Web Part:

  • Advanced Search

  • News Home

  • People Search Results Page

  • Search Page

  • Search Results Page

  • Site Directory Home

  • Welcome splash page

The following Welcome Page page layouts support using the Content Editor Web Part but already have a Page Content field control. You can add a Content Editor Web Part to pages that use these page layouts, but you should consider adding text by using the Page Content field control instead:

  • Intranet Home

  • Welcome page with summary links

  • Welcome page with table of contents

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Add a Content Editor Web Part to a page

  1. In the page to which you want to add a Content Editor Web Part, choose the zone where you want to add the Web Part, and then click Add a Web Part in that zone. The Add Web Parts Web page opens.

  2. In the Add Web Parts Web page, scroll down to the Miscellaneous section, select the check box next to Content Editor Web Part, and then click Add. The page is updated and displays the Content Editor Web Part in the zone that you chose.

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Add text to a Content Editor Web Part

  1. In the Content Editor Web Part toolbar, click Edit, and then click Modify Shared Web Part. The Content Editor tool part opens.

  2. In the Content Editor tool part, click Rich Text Editor. The HTML Editor Web Page dialog box opens.

  3. Add text by typing in the HTML Editor.

For more information about using the HTML Editor, see the article Use the HTML Editor.

Note: When you use the HTML Editor to edit content in a Content Editor Web Part, reusable content is unavailable. Reusable content is available when you use the HTML Editor to edit a Page Content field control. For more information about reusable content, see the article Use reusable content.

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