Formatting and Editing Text

DM 2.0 includes a limited array of familiar text formatting tools. Version 2.1 (expected fall 2020) will support improved text formatting features, including an expanded text toolbox with interface and support for margins, justifications, columns, table formats, text colors, font sizes and types, strikethrough text, hard return line inserts, tab spacing/indentation, and line spacing.


In DM 2.0 you can use your cursor to select a string of text and click to perform one of the bold, italics, or underline functions located at the text toolbar at the top of your text document:

You can also include bullet points or numbered lists of text using the bullet points or numbered lists functions on the right-hand side of the text toolbar:

You can change the size of text using the dropdown text size menu titled “Normal” by default in the center of the text toolbar where you can choose from four text sizes—small, normal, large, and huge:

NOTE: copying and pasting text from document to document inside a DM 2.0 project will preserve most text formatting, but it will not preserve text highlights.

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Digital Mappa has been made possible by the generous support of the National Endowment for the Humanities, the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, the Council on Library and Information Resources, the Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies, the British Library, Drew University, UW-Madison’s Center for the History of Print and Digital Culture, and UW-Madison’s English Department. The project is dedicated to every institution that is making its digital holdings freely available to all – the next generation of Humanities scholarship cannot happen without you.