Formatting Content

Google Sites Tutorials for ePortfolios

Screenshot of formatting menu

In addition to the rich text editor, the formatting tab allows you to arrange and structure content in your web page- though not necessarily customizing content. Google sites include the following options:


Headings are the titles of page sections. Google Sites offers the options of a normal heading, sub-heading, minor heading, and normal text (see list below for examples). These allow you to structure content on your page. By reading headings, the viewer gets a quick sense of what your page is about. Keep in mind that headings are not supposed to be used to make texts big and bold- if you would like to to this, utilize text options in the rich text editor.



Sub Heading

Minor Heading

Normal Text


A strikethrough (example) is a great feature to use while editing site pages, particularly text descriptions. These keep track of text progress, and crosses out recent changes rather than completely deleting them. Just remember to remove strikethroughs once you are done editing.

Superscript & Subscript

Superscript and subscripts are typically used for mathematic equations. Superscripts allow text to be smaller and higher than normal text, while subscripts allow text to be smaller and lower than normal text.

Code & Blockquote Code

These allow you to display HTML codes inside your page. It will be good to use if you want to display codes you have created for STEM and multimedia classes.

h t m l code example


Alignment allows you to arrange text or objects to the left, center, or right. This feature is also found in the rich text editor.


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