With you Properties in place and your Draft saving, it's time to start populating the body of your policy on the Content tab.
Writing in Word; uploading to PolicyStat
As previously mentioned, it is possible to upload a Word document to populate content in the PolicyStat Editor, but we strongly recommend doing all of your work directly within PolicyStat. Exporting to work on a document or creating a new Word document and then uploading it to PolicyStat can result in policy content not appear exactly as intended. To avoid this issue, some Site Administrators choose to turn off the option to import from/export to Word entirely.
Similarities to Other Text Editors
When working within the PolicyStat Editor to create content, you’ll find many similarities to working in Microsoft Word.
|Functionality||PolicyStat Editor||Microsoft Word||Keyboard||Toolbar|
|Add new text||yes||yes||place cursor, type|
|Undo/Redo||yes||yes||Ctrl+Z / Ctrl+Y|
The PolicyStat Editor is web-based and has a few noticeable differences from Microsoft Word. We will dig deeper into these features in later sections.
- Within the PolicyStat Editor, text is captured inside text boxes. Word has no visible lined boxes, but the actual experience of entering text is the same as what you would experience in PolicyStat. The final output does not display the text boxes.
- Fonts within PolicyStat are restricted to one style and color, and no alternative fonts are allowed. This is a deliberate design decision to ensure a consistent look and feel across all policies on your site.
- One final difference is that images need to first be uploaded as attachments before they can be placed inside the content. This is because our Editor is web-based, so images and other files will need to be stored online as attachments. Once they are attached, images can be inserted into the content.
In the next section, we'll look at styling and formatting text within the body of your policy.
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