How To Make A Text Editor In JavaScript?

Introduction of the Project: Learn how to create a simple text editor JavaScript application that allows us to edit, capitalize and many other string operations with the user’s input. Let’s see how it’s done.

Method:

  1. Create buttons to perform operations on text in div.
  2. Create textarea in div using textarea tag.
  3. Select elements using document.getElementById method.
  4. Then change the CSS using JavaScript.

Now let’s get to code!

 

Create “Index.html” and enter the code given below:-

				
					<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en" dir="ltr">

<head>
	<meta charset="utf-8">
	<title>Text Editor</title>
	<!--Bootstrap Cdn -->
	<link rel="stylesheet"
		href=
"https://cdn.jsdelivr.net/npm/bootstrap@4.5.3/dist/css/bootstrap.min.css"
		integrity=
"sha384-TX8t27EcRE3e/ihU7zmQxVncDAy5uIKz4rEkgIXeMed4M0jlfIDPvg6uqKI2xXr2"
		crossorigin="anonymous">
	<!-- fontawesome cdn For Icons -->
	<link rel="stylesheet"
		href=
"https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/font-awesome/5.10.0/css/all.min.css"
		integrity=
"sha512-PgQMlq+nqFLV4ylk1gwUOgm6CtIIXkKwaIHp/PAIWHzig/lKZSEGKEysh0TCVbHJXCLN7WetD8TFecIky75ZfQ=="
		crossorigin="anonymous" />
	<link rel="stylesheet"
		href=
"https://pro.fontawesome.com/releases/v5.10.0/css/all.css"
		integrity=
"sha384-AYmEC3Yw5cVb3ZcuHtOA93w35dYTsvhLPVnYs9eStHfGJvOvKxVfELGroGkvsg+p"
		crossorigin="anonymous" />

	<!--Internal CSS start-->
	<style>
		h1 {
			padding-top: 40px;
			padding-bottom: 40px;
			text-align: center;
			color: #957dad;
			font-family: 'Montserrat', sans-serif;
		}
		
		section {
			padding: 5%;
			padding-top: 0;
			height: 100vh;
		}
		
		.side {
			margin-left: 0;
		}
		
		button {
			margin: 10px;
			border-color: #957dad !important;
			color: #888888 !important;
			margin-bottom: 25px;
		}
		
		button:hover {
			background-color: #fec8d8 !important;
		}
		
		textarea {
			padding: 3%;
			border-color: #957dad;
			border-width: thick;
		}
		
		.flex-box {
			display: flex;
			justify-content: center;
		}
	</style>
	<!--Internal CSS End-->
</head>
<!--Body start-->

<body>
	<section class="">
		<h1 class="shadow-sm">IAMNK TEXT EDITOR</h1>
		<div class="flex-box">
			<div class="row">
				<div class="col">
					<!-- Adding different buttons for
						different functionality-->
					<!--onclick attribute is added to give
						button a work to do when it is clicked-->
					<button type="button"
							onclick="f1()"
							class=" shadow-sm btn btn-outline-secondary"
							data-toggle="tooltip"
							data-placement="top"
							title="Bold Text">
			Bold</button>
					<button type="button"
							onclick="f2()"
							class="shadow-sm btn btn-outline-success"
							data-toggle="tooltip"
							data-placement="top"
							title="Italic Text">
			Italic</button>
					<button type="button"
							onclick="f3()"
							class=" shadow-sm btn btn-outline-primary"
							data-toggle="tooltip"
							data-placement="top"
							title="Left Align">
			<i class="fas fa-align-left"></i></button>
					<button type="button"
							onclick="f4()"
							class="btn shadow-sm btn-outline-secondary"
							data-toggle="tooltip"
							data-placement="top"
							title="Center Align">
			<i class="fas fa-align-center"></i></button>
					<button type="button"
							onclick="f5()"
							class="btn shadow-sm btn-outline-primary"
							data-toggle="tooltip"
							data-placement="top"
							title="Right Align">
			<i class="fas fa-align-right"></i></button>
					<button type="button"
							onclick="f6()"
							class="btn shadow-sm btn-outline-secondary"
							data-toggle="tooltip"
							data-placement="top"
							title="Uppercase Text">
			Upper Case</button>
					<button type="button"
							onclick="f7()"
							class="btn shadow-sm btn-outline-primary"
							data-toggle="tooltip"
							data-placement="top"
							title="Lowercase Text">
			Lower Case</button>
					<button type="button"
							onclick="f8()"
							class="btn shadow-sm btn-outline-primary"
							data-toggle="tooltip"
							data-placement="top"
							title="Capitalize Text">
			Capitalize</button>
					<button type="button"
							onclick="f9()"
							class="btn shadow-sm btn-outline-primary side"
							data-toggle="tooltip"
							data-placement="top"
							title="Tooltip on top">
			Clear Text</button>
				</div>
			</div>
		</div>
		<br>
		<div class="row">
			<div class="col-md-3 col-sm-3">
			</div>
			<div class="col-md-6 col-sm-9">
				<div class="flex-box">
					<textarea id="textarea1"
							class="input shadow"
							name="name"
							rows="15"
							cols="100"
							placeholder="Your text here ">
					</textarea>
				</div>
			</div>
			<div class="col-md-3">
			</div>
		</div>
	</section>
	<br>
	<br>
	<h6 style="text-align:center;">Copyright © 2022| Powered by I AM NK</h6>

	<!--External JavaScript file-->
	<script src="app.js"></script>
</body>

</html>

				
			

Now we are done with the html part. Now it’s time for JavaScript. 

Create “app.js” and enter the following code given below:-

				
					function f1() {
	//function to make the text bold using DOM method
	document.getElementById("textarea1").style.fontWeight = "bold";
}

function f2() {
	//function to make the text italic using DOM method
	document.getElementById("textarea1").style.fontStyle = "italic";
}

function f3() {
	//function to make the text alignment left using DOM method
	document.getElementById("textarea1").style.textAlign = "left";
}

function f4() {
	//function to make the text alignment center using DOM method
	document.getElementById("textarea1").style.textAlign = "center";
}

function f5() {
	//function to make the text alignment right using DOM method
	document.getElementById("textarea1").style.textAlign = "right";
}

function f6() {
	//function to make the text in Uppercase using DOM method
	document.getElementById("textarea1").style.textTransform = "uppercase";
}

function f7() {
	//function to make the text in Lowercase using DOM method
	document.getElementById("textarea1").style.textTransform = "lowercase";
}

function f8() {
	//function to make the text capitalize using DOM method
	document.getElementById("textarea1").style.textTransform = "capitalize";
}

function f9() {
	//function to make the text back to normal by removing all the methods applied
	//using DOM method
	document.getElementById("textarea1").style.fontWeight = "normal";
	document.getElementById("textarea1").style.textAlign = "left";
	document.getElementById("textarea1").style.fontStyle = "normal";
	document.getElementById("textarea1").style.textTransform = "capitalize";
	document.getElementById("textarea1").value = " ";
}

				
			

Now if we run the Index.html file we will get an output like this:-

Congratulations,
We made a Text Editor Using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, which I believe is rather cool, and I hope you liked the process as much as I did.
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