Bold, Italics, Underline, Font Color, and Highlight
The first three icons on the top row in the editor are B (bold), I (italics), and U (underline). It is recommended that you use the underline function sparingly, if at all, since underlining is also used to indicate web links and can cause some confusion. You may have clicked on underlined text on a web page because you thought it was a link. Students will do the same.
The next icon with the letter "A" is for selecting a different font color. You have a selection of 40 colors from the drop down box. You can see that this tool has been used on titles within this page. You might find it best to add the color to the text after you are mostly finished editing the page. The reason for this is that if you have created a title with a different font color (or even text within a paragraph), such as the titles used on this page, and then start typing paragraph text beneath that title, that text will be the same color as what you have designated for the title text. Unless you are familiar with how HTML works using the Switch View at the top, you may have difficulty fixing this. Yes, you can go back to the font color selection tool and choose black; however, black is not the default color for the text. It's more of a dark gray.
Here is an example of black text.
Here is the default text color.
Although this difference is subtle, it can be noticeable. The next icon with the "ab" is for highlighting text. Select the text you wish to highlight and then select the highlight color from the drop down box.