The Text component displays a block of content that supports HTML formatting. The component’s content may include basic text, complex HTML elements, or formatted information about a model record in context.

Using the Text Component

To get started: add a Text component to the page. Next, set properties:

  • In the General tab, decide whether to attach the component to a model


Text components only receive context if they are connected to a model.

  • Make any spacing adjustments in the Styles tab.

Then, add some content. There are two ways to do this:

  • Click on the text area within the component to open a text editor with standard options (including styling, bullets, numbering, links, and more), and begin composing and formatting text.
  • Need to use HTML or merge syntax? In the Advanced tab, enter the content in the HTML property field.


Whether you use the first or second method to enter the text content, it will display in both places: the text area on the component and the HTML property field.


Text components only display data for a single row, based on context. If there are multiple rows in the model, the component will not render a new instance for each row, in contrast to Skuid’s v1 Template component. If you wish to display information about multiple rows, consider using a Deck component to iterate over rows and nesting this component within it.


(Just need to look up a property? Try going directly to the Property Library.)

Component properties

General tab [[]]

  • Model:
    • None: Select this to add text to the component without referencing context or using merge syntax.
    • [Specific models]: All models within the page will be listed as options. To utilize context in the Text component—for example, to reference a particular field—select a model.

Advanced tab [[]]

  • Unique ID (optional): Skuid automatically generates an alphanumeric ID for the component; if preferred, give it a practical name.

  • Allow HTML: The template—text, HTML, or merge syntax—to use for this page. Use the picker to insert fields from the component’s chosen model as merge syntax. (Fields must be included in the model to be selectable.)


    Need more space?

    • Click and drag the slash marks at the bottom of the entry field to enlarge that field.
    • Want even more space? Click code-block Resource Editor to open the Edit Inline Code dialog, especially useful when writing HTML code.

Styles tab [[]]

Global styles for this component are set in the Design System Studio. The following Style properties can be adjusted for an individual page.

  • Style variant: Style variants are created and set in the Design System Studio. Some components have pre-defined variants for a specific aspect of a component’s style. Also, Skuid builders can style and customize elements to create their own themes within the DSS. These themes will dynamically populate as selectable values in the Style Variant dropdown menu.


    To refresh available style variant options, click refresh Refresh style variants.

    This is useful for when changes to the design system (like style variants or variable options) have been made in another browser window or by another user.

  • Margin: Sets a component’s margin (the space around it) relative to other components on the page.

    • To set margins for all sides, click border-all All.
    • To set margins for each side individually, click border-separate Separate.

    Margin values can be set to any configured spacing variable for the page’s design system. Margin cannot be set an arbitrary value; it must use a design system variable.

Display logic tab [[]]

Standard display logic options are available to display or hide the component or feature.