Items in GatherContent are quite different from a traditional document, so it can be useful to know some of the details before you get started.

An Item is broken down into a series of fields, which allows the content to be broken up into smaller chunks. Each field has a label, some field guidelines, and if you specify, a word or character count, helping your authors to write the content you need, in the format you need.

The field label is used to let the author know what content is required to be added to this field, and the field guidelines expand on this. Keep an eye on the character or word count as you type, if a limit has been set.

As you're typing, you'll notice that the content is regularly being saved. You can also press the save button to create a manual revision.

You can format any text using the simple editing tools at the top of the Item if you're editing a rich text field. You can set a different level of header, some standard text, as well as bold, underlined, italics and strikethrough. You can also add a link, and view the HTML version of the field from these tools. When you've selected a rich text field, the editing bar will appear at the top. Highlight any text you want to apply formatting to and apply the formatting, or click the formatting button of choice, and start typing with it applied. Word limits can be added to fields, which counts how many words you've written.

Any content that you paste into a GatherContent field will have all its styling removed, so you're left with content with clean HTML applied to it, ready for export into another system.

Tip: Only one person at a time can edit an Item, but multiple people can collaborate on the content reviewing process. You can request access to become the editor of an Item.

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