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How can I add text to my training content?
How can I add text to my training content?

There are a number of options for including written content in your topics or articles. In this support article, we review the Text element.

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Written by Lou Monsour
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The Text element allows you to present formatted text, inclusive of components such as images, files, tables, hyperlinks, emojis and symbols.

By default, plain text without any formatting, files, images and so on, appears as per the following screenshot.

Alternatively, you can present written content in two columns using the Columns element. A number of other options are also available which you can explore here.

Expand the following sections to learn more about the Text element.

Steps to add a Text element to a course

Add the element to your topic or article by selecting the 'Text' option from the Content box, then follow these steps:

  1. Add your text into the text box.

    Note: As a best practice when copying-and-pasting content from other sources, we strongly recommend using the 'paste as plain text' option (typically available when you right-click your mouse when pasting). This will prevent unwanted formatting to be carried across which may not be visible in edit mode (but may appear when the topic or article is being explored by learners).

    Alternatively, highlight the text after pasting it into the element and use the 'Clear Formatting' option.

  2. Use the rich-text editor to format your text and optionally add hyperlinks, images, files (for learners to download), tables, and emojis and other symbols. For more information about formatting text, see this support article. Please note, images inserted into text do not support the 'click-to-zoom' functionality available for images added to your training using our image uploader.

  3. Click out of the element box when ready.

    Your content is auto-saved.

Font settings


By default, the font used in Text elements is Gentium (size 21), a serif font which has been proven to be easier for most people when reading long form text on screen.

You can modify the font including font family and size, however, we recommend keeping the default options where possible for readability and accessibility purposes.

For viewing content on mobile devices we recommend using 14-16pt which is best for readability and use of space. If your learners will be using both a laptop/desktop and mobile device, test your font size on all devices to see which size looks best.

Other default fonts used in Tribal Habits

In addition to Gentium, which is used for long form text in the Text and Columns elements, the following fonts are also used by default:

  • Open Sans for short form text and headings. This is a san serif font used in interactions and some headings, selected for readability and to provide some differentiation on the screen.

  • Karla for buttons. A bold and easy to read font generally used on all buttons.

You can customise the default fonts used in your topics - please see this article here for more details.

Video demonstration


In the following video, we show you how to add text to a topic or article. Please note, certain aspects of the UI may have changed since the video was recorded.

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