Applies to QAComplete 12.42 SaaS, last modified on February 21, 2020

In QAComplete, there is a built-in Rich Text editor, which you can use to describe your items, provide additional information on your project to other users, and so on.

By default, you can access the Rich Text editor when specifying text in large text fields like Description.

Options

In the Rich Text editor, the following options are available:

The Rich Text editor toolbar

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Option Description
Tag Use this drop-down list to insert the current date, your initials or name into the text field.
Format Use this drop-down list to apply one of the predefined formatting templates to the selected text - for example, when creating a heading.
Font Use this drop-down list to select a font for your text.
Bold Click to type bold text, or select a text fragment and click the button to make the text bold.
Italic Click to type italic text, or select a text fragment and click the button to make the text italic.
Underline Click to type underlined text, or select a text fragment and click the button to underline the text.
Align text left Select a text fragment and click the button to align the text to the left.
Center text Select a text fragment and click the button to center the text.
Align text right Select a text fragment and click the button to align the text to the right.
Size Select a value to type text using the specified font size, or select a text fragment and select a value to change the font size.
Font Color Use this drop-down list to select a color for the text.
Highlight Text Use this drop-down list to highlight the selected text fragment.
Insert unordered list Select a text fragment and click the button to create a bullet list.
Insert ordered list Select a text fragment and click the button to create a numbered list.
Indent Click to indent the selected text fragment.
Insert Hyperlink Click to call the Insert Hyperlink dialog.
Insert Image Click to call the Insert Image dialog.
Create Table Click to start table creation.
View HTML Click to view the text and formatting in the HTML format.
Clean Formatting Click to remove formatting from the selected text fragment.
Toggle Fullscreen Click to display the editor in full screen mode.

Tip: If some of the options cannot be displayed due to the editor width, they will be hidden in a drop-down menu. To call the menu, click the More Options icon. You can also toggle the full screen mode: in this case, all the options will be displayed on the editor toolbar.

The Rich Text editor toolbar

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Option Description
Tag Use this drop-down list to insert the current date, your initials or name into the text field.
Font Use this drop-down list to select a font for your text.
Bold Click to type bold text, or select a text fragment and click the button to make the text bold.
Italic Click to type italic text, or select a text fragment and click the button to make the text italic.
Underline Click to type underlined text, or select a text fragment and click the button to underline the text.
Grow Text Click to type text using bigger characters, or select a text fragment and click the button to make the characters bigger.
Shrink Text Click to type text using smaller characters, or select a text fragment and click the button to make the characters smaller.
Font Color Use this drop-down list to select a color for the text.
Text Highlight Color Use this drop-down list to highlight the selected text fragment.
Align text left Select a text fragment and click the button to align it to the left.
Center text Select a text fragment and click the button to center the text.
Align text right Select a text fragment and click the button to align it to the right.
Hyperlink Click to call the Insert Hyperlink dialog.
Numbered list Select a text fragment and click the button to create a numbered list.
Bullet list Select a text fragment and click the button to create a bullet list.
Source Edit Click to view the text and formatting in the HTML format.
Paste Text Click to paste the text from the clipboard without formatting.
Indent Click to indent the selected text fragment.
Outdent Click to outdent the selected text fragment.
Toggle Fullscreen Click to display the editor in full screen mode.
Undo Click to discard the recent change.
Redo Click to perform the canceled action once again.
Note: You can paste formatted text from a word processor directly to the needed field, and the Rich Text editor will try to preserve your formatting. Please keep in mind that not all the formatting options are available in the editor.

Insert images

This feature is available only in the new QAComplete UI.

To insert an image:

  1. Click somewhere within the editor.

  2. Click Insert Image.

  3. The Insert Image dialog will appear.

    The Insert Image dialog

    In the Web Address field, specify the image location.

  4. (Optional) In the Alternate Text field, specify the text to be displayed if the image cannot be loaded for some reason.

  5. (Optional) In the Width (PX) field, specify a width value for the thumbnail (in pixels).

  6. (Optional) In the Height (PX) field, specify a height value for the thumbnail (in pixels).

  7. Once done, click Insert to add the image.

Currently, it is impossible to insert images from the clipboard using Ctrl+V. Use the dialog instead.

Create tables

This feature is available only in the new QAComplete UI.

There are two possible ways to create a table in the Rich Text editor.

Automatically

  1. Click somewhere within the editor.

  2. Click Create Table.

  3. In the subsequent dialog, select the needed table size.

    Rich Text: Table size

A new table will appear in the editor.

With the wizard

To create a table using the table wizard:

  1. Click somewhere within the editor.

  2. Click Create Table.

  3. In the subsequent dialog, click Table Wizard.

    Rich Text: Table wizard
  4. The table wizard will appear. Use it to configure your new table.

  5. Once done, click OK to create the table.

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