Over our past blog posts, we mentioned that PBS will be rebranding as Frontly, and that we’ll be changing and improving a lot of aspects for the better. One of these aspects is being able to use Frontly to experience a smoother, more intuitive page building experience that’s even better than PBS.

So while we’re still making Frontly perfect for you guys, we’ve decided to release a series of posts to let you know exactly what it is you’re getting once Frontly hits the market.

Copy-paste blocks of text on Frontly

We designed PBS in a way that your every paragraph is a separate element. Copy-pasting long texts divides the selection into separate textblocks.

What do we mean by this? Here’s an example to illustrate.

On PBS’ current version (the one you’re using now), copy-pasting multiple lines gets broken into multiple text elements, making it harder to move sections of text around. This makes it hard to edit text.

So if I wanted to move the text I just copy-pasted to another column, it’d be harder because I have to drag the lines one by one.

This is something we’re definitely addressing with Frontly.

This is a small test page Benjamin made for Frontly. Here, you’ll see that we copy-pasted the same paragraph we tried to copy-paste on PBS. Only this time, everything is retained in a single area that you can drag around and place wherever you want to.

This means you get to add and edit text more smoothly, giving you a hassle-free typing (and page building) experience.

Retain full text formatting with Frontly

Another thing we’re excited to have you guys try out in Frontly is how all formatting remains the same – all headings are kept, including bullets, and even emojis.

Copy-pasting with PBS vs copy-pasting with Frontly

On Frontly (right), you’ll see that all text formatting was retained from the original source. Everything bolded, italicized, underlined, or edited as a different heading size all remain intact when pasted onto the Frontly area (compared to PBS, where the only thing retained were the emojis).

What else do we have in store for you?

As we’ve mentioned, this is only the first in a series of posts about how Frontly is going to be lightyears ahead of PBS. We can’t wait to show you all of the other stuff, so stay tuned for our next blog post!

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