Quick-Start Guide: Using WysiwygPro

WysiwygPro was designed from the ground up with simplicity in mind. If you're familiar with using popular word processing applications like Microsoft Word, Apple Pages, Google Docs or LibreOffice Writer, then you should have no problem getting comfortable with WysiwygPro.

What is WysiwygPro?

WysiwygPro is a WYSIWYG editor. WYSIWYG stands for "What You See Is What You Get." The text, pictures, and links you enter into WysiwygPro are translated into a format called HTML, which is used by web browsers to transform plain text into rich web content. Before WYSIWYG editors existed, you would have needed to be able to "speak" the HTML language in order to achieve results as simple as bold text, or creating a hyperlink.

WYSIWYG editors have paved the way for rich user-generated content across multiple web platforms:

  • Blogging
  • Email
  • Forums
  • Comments

Using WysiwygPro

To get started using WysiwygPro, just click inside the editor window and start typing. It's as simple as that.

To use the more advanced features of WysiwygPro, look at the toolbar(s) at the top of the WysiwygPro editor window.

Functions Explained


Expands the WysiwygPro editor to encompass the entire browser window. Click the Full-Screen button again to return WysiwygPro to its previous size.


Opens the print dialog for the browser you are currently using. This will only print the contents of the WysiwygPro editor itself.

Find and Replace

Opens the WysiwygPro Find and Replace dialog, which lets you find specific words or character sequences. If you specify a word or phrase to replace your search query by, WysiwygPro will search your document and change all instances of the word or phrase in the Find what: field with the word or phrase in the Replace with: field.

Be careful: Only use "Replace All" if you are absolutely sure you know that you want to get rid of everything in the Find field. This operation cannot be undone.


Opens the WysiwygPro Spelling dialog. WysiwygPro will scan your document and find words that it thinks are misspelled, and give you the option to replace them with words it has suggested.

Clean up Source Code

Advanced Feature. The WysiwygPro Code Cleanup feature takes a checklist of commands such as Remove empty container tags or Combine tags where possible and executes them simultaneously. This feature can sometimes help to restore visual consistency to content that you've pasted into WysiwygPro from an external source. However, it can also remove advanced markup that is necessary for specialized visual styling. Use with caution.

Paste from External Source

Opens a special dialog into which you can paste content from a desktop application such as Microsoft Word or an external website. This dialog will clean up the text you insert into it in case it contains specialized markup that is not recognizable by a web browser. If you find that your content does not look proper when pasting it into the editor window, try using this feature to paste that content into WysiwygPro.

Keyboard Shortcuts

WysiwygPro recognizes many of the keyboard shortcuts you're used to using in your preferred word processor:

Ctrl + B Bold
Ctrl + I Italic
Ctrl + U Underline
Ctrl + Z Undo
Ctrl + Y Redo
Enter New paragraph
Shift + Enter Drop down single-line
Tab Indent text or list

Most text-related commands built into your browser will also work in WysiwygPro:

Ctrl + C Copy
Ctrl + X Cut
Ctrl + V Paste
Ctrl + F Find

Note: Using Ctrl + F will bring up your browser's in-page search function, which can search inside of WysiwygPro as well as the surrounding webpage. However, your browser's find feature will not provide Replace functionality. To use the WysiwygPro Find and Replace feature, click the Find and Replace button (3rd button from the left on the top row by default).