I can't edit the Rich Text

Hey webflowers,

I have issues editing rich texts, when I want to change a part of the text to a different type of text, the whole block of text or sentence changes instead of the selected text only. What am I missing?

I made a quick loom to demonstrate it:

I appreciate any help!

Thank you :pray::pray::pray:

Hi @DanApro,

Thanks for your post, the video really helps a lot. Another thing that would help is the site read only link so that community members can help to check the Rich Text directly, see: Share a read-only link | Webflow University

Was the text originally pasted in or did you type the original text? If pasted, was the text pasted in from an application like Microsoft Word or Google Docs or from HTML with formatting in those source documents?

One thing you might try is to clear the text and then copy the original text and when pasting, paste the text as plain text so that no styles are copied across.

It would also help to have the published site url to see the published html, that will show any hidden characters that are not rendered correctly in the browser which might be conflicting.


Hey @cyberdave , thank you for the quick reply. I tried both ways, pasting in some text as well as writing the text myself. The project is a bit confidential but I’ll show you in this video that no matter how I do it, text won’t be editable.


Read only:

Hey @DanApro, I think that’s the expected behavior - headings and blockquotes are block-level elements, so you’re technically trying to turn part of a <p> into an <h1>, etc.

You’ll need to separate the heading from the other text (press return to create a new line) and then highlight and select the heading level. You could also use an embed element within the rich text field to create a heading that contains a <span>. Does that make sense?

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Hi @DanApro and @blakelam,

I was just doing some verification and @blakelam is correct, if you select text in a paragraph and select heading or block quote, it will turn the whole block into that new tag.

Any part of any text element (e.g. headings, paragraphs, captions, etc) can be formatted with bold, italics and links.


Thank you!!! I was pressing shift + return. Sorry for the drama! Thank you for solving the issue! :pray::pray::pray::pray::pray:

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