How to add content to a project

Adding and editing text or image content in a project

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Written by Warren Foushee
Updated over a week ago

Adding content is a way to describe or provide information about your project, add images, or give additional context about questions.

Open your project, and you'll land on the Page & Survey tab:

In the Project Questions and Dynamic Content section, click on the black Add Content button. (If you're adding content to a topic, it will be in the same location, but under Edit this topic page.)

A content box will appear in your survey. If you have already added questions, it will appear below them. To reorder questions or content, just hover over the 3 lines to the left of your question or content box and drag & drop. If your project has steps, you can also drag content or questions into a different step in the same way. 

Click inside the content box to see the WYSIWYG rich content editor (What You See Is What You Get.) Here, you can format the text into headings or use different fonts and colors, align paragraphs, add links, images, tables and lists.

To edit a content box, simply click inside the box.

Check out our article on adding images to content boxes.

A few important notes:

  • Pasting in content from a word doc or other document will retain that document's formatting, often overriding the default formatting options in PublicInput.
    Instead, opt to paste and match style using hotkeys (or shortcuts).

    PC: Ctrl+Shift+V
    Mac: Command

  • If you change the font and want to go back to the original font, the default font is Open Sans (or Arial if Open Sans does not appear on the admin's computer) and the default font size is 14px.

  • Tip: Those advanced in html/css have the ability customize the code by clicking the Source button to edit further. This is also how you can add an iframe.

When you are finished, click on the blue Save changes button.

You can view your content as it will appear to participants by clicking the View Live Site button in the top right corner of the page.

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