Writing and Pasting Text:
Text features and tools included in DM 2.0 are not designed for major text composition or formatting on the platform itself. We recommend composing and formatting your text in a text editor and copying and pasting it into an empty text document, and doing only minor text work on the platform itself:
  1. Click to place your cursor at the top-left corner of a text document to write or paste text using your machine's paste function.

  2. We recommend composing text—especially text including multiple fonts and formats—in an online text editor like Google Docs and copying and pasting it into an empty text document using the basic copy and paste functions on your machine:

NOTE: DM 2.0 supports Unicode characters and basic table formats and can support the majority of content pasted from online and offline text editors. Unfortunately version 2.0 doesn't support margins, justifications, columns, tab spacing/indentation, or line spacing. But 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.
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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.