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21.1. What are WYSIWYG controls?

What are WYSIWYG controls?

You may not be familiar with the term, but you've probably used them before! WYSIWYG ("WIZ-ee-wig") is an acronym for "What You See is What You Get". In computing, it refers to editing software where what you see while editing closely resembles the finished product. Here, it means that the font, colors, and other features of your text will look close to how they'll look in your finished listing, so you don't need to squint at HTML code.

A WYSIWYG text editor usually has multiple buttons with different features. Most editors allow you to make text Bold, Italic, or Underlined. Many allow text to be aligned to the left, right, or center of the screen. Some also help you add links, lists, tables, or special characters. Many modern websites offer WYSIWYG editors. On SSB, WYSIWYG controls may be used when editing the text in your profile information or listing descriptions.

The WYSIWYG editor is enabled by default within SSB accounts, but can be disabled by navigating to Account > Your Seller Sourcebook Account > Site Preferences and unchecking the box next to Use WYSIWYG controls.

Note: WYSIWYG controls may not be shown when creating a listing for a listing site that does not support full HTML. This does not affect your current site preference. As long as WYSIWYG controls are enabled, WYSIWYG controls will be offered when creating a listing for a listing site that supports full HTML.

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