INK is far more than just a word processing app. Along with being able to add images, include alt text, and analyze for online optimization, INK can help you write your content in the simplest way possible.
When you are writing in the INK editor, you're going to be using the top toolbar a lot. To help you with this, we've put together a quick guide on everything you need to know to help you make the most of this toolbar.
INK's Top Toolbar
As you might expect, this toolbar sits at the top of the INK editor. From here you have everything you need to start working on your content.
Going from left to right, we'll explain everything on this toolbar that you need to know. It's already quite intuitive, so you'll most likely know a lot of this, but it's always good to have a quick reminder.
1. Undo & Redo
As with most other word processing apps, INK allows you to reverse decisions or mistakes that may have come up while writing.
If you want to change something, just hit the undo button and INK will do the work for you. If you change your mind and want to see your original text, just hit the redo button and your text will reappear.
You can also perform this function by using the Ctrl+Z and Ctrl+Y (Or Cmd+Z and Cmd+Y on Mac) if you prefer.
Headers are one of the most vital features in content writing, one which many people often underestimate.
The title of your work is your Header 1, and this stays at the top of the page. For headings in your copy, you can use the Header 2 button.
For subheadings, you can use the Header 3 button.
If you want to change your header from a 2 to a 3, just click the button and INK will do it for you.
If you'd like to remove the header, just click on the relevant button and it will change back.
Quotations are an important aspect of many different types of content. From news reports to academic papers, it can sometimes be a challenge to place your quotations front and center.
With INK's quotation feature, you can do just that with minimal effort.
The quotation feature takes away the process of adding italics, centering, and increasing the font size to let you focus on more important tasks.
If you want to change a quotation block back to regular copy text, just hit the quotation button again.
4. Bold, Italics, and Underlining
A mainstay of any word processing app worth its salt, the bold, italics, and underlining features let you quickly add these features to your text.
If you prefer using shortcuts, you can also use Ctrl+B, Ctrl+I, and Ctrl+U (For Mac users, just swap the Ctrl button for Cmd).
5. Embedding Links
Including links in your copy is one of the most important ways of improving and optimizing your content.
This can sometimes be a bit of a struggle in some apps. But, with INK, it's easier than ever. To add a link to your copy, just highlight the text you want to embed the link in, then click on the link button.
Then, you will be able to paste the link into the box that appears on the top toolbar.
If you prefer, you can also use the shortcut Ctrl+K to embed a link into your chosen text.
6. Adding Images
INK knows how important images are to your copy, both technically and aesthetically. To make sure you get the most out of your images, we have added an advanced image optimizer which can help you boost your content above the competition.
To learn how to make the most out of your images, you can read our in-depth guide here.
The easiest way to access this image tool is to click on the image button on the top toolbar, then import the image from your computer. From there, INK will do the rest of the heavy lifting.
7. Numbers and Bullet Points
Another understated hero of content creation, you can add numbers and bullet points to your text from the top toolbar.
If you want to remove them from your copy, just click the button once more to change it back to your original format.
8. Text Alignment
From here you can align your text to the center, left, or right. This is particularly helpful if your text has a large number of images that you would like to work around.
9. The Share Feedback Button
This may be the most important feature on the top toolbar. With the feedback button, you can help us to improve your experience by sharing your thoughts or issues with us. Once you've sent your feedback over, we will try our hardest to get in contact with you as quickly as possible and fix your issues.
For a more in-depth insight into how our feedback system works, you can read our feedback guide here.