I'm working in a SharePoint 365 environment and created a web part page through SharePoint Designer 2013. When I edit the page online, the INSERT tab has options for Text, Image, App Part, and Web Part. Image, App Part, and Web Part are working properly, but the Text option is greyed out. Is there something I need to do to enable the addition of text to my page?

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You can't exactly add text directly to a web part page. You need to add a web part like the Content Editor Web Part, and then you can add text to it. If you click on a web part zone, the insert text button should become active, but if you click it, it will just add a Content Editor Web Part for you. Otherwise, you can just choose web part from the insert tab a choose a Content Editor Web Part (under the Media and Content folder). Then you can insert text into the content editor (by clicking the link in the web part that says click here to insert content).

If you want to add text to a page without inserting a web part, you need to create a Wiki page. Then in edit mode you can select any rich text area and the ribbon will display rich text editing controls. Then you can type your text and save.


  • Unfortunately, when I navigate to the Media and Content folder, the only options I have are Get started with your site, Image Viewer, Page Viewer, and Picture Library Slideshow Web Part. Are there supposed to be more options here?
    – vanblart
    Jan 29, 2018 at 18:17
  • What access do you have on the site? i.e. are you an owner? or SCA? I would normally expect more web parts to be available than that, but it depends on what features you have enabled for the site/site collection?
    – Joe McShea
    Jan 29, 2018 at 18:24
  • Also, what site are you trying to do this on? i.e. Custom Script is now disabled by default on the root site and any self service created sites (not created by an admin).
    – Joe McShea
    Jan 29, 2018 at 18:31
  • I'm the Owner, I created the site to test some customization features. When I do a Check Permissions on myself I see Full Control given by Owners Group; Edit through the Members Group; and under a label "The following factors also affect the level of access for this user" Deny - Add and Customize Pages
    – vanblart
    Jan 29, 2018 at 18:40
  • It appears you are correct, Custom Script is probably disabled. Thank you!
    – vanblart
    Jan 29, 2018 at 18:49

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