UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls

Edit a Page

Click “View” and check “Work on this Page (All Changes)”

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If you have already created a text element and want to edit the content, click the round gear (Formatted Text Block no header), then click "Text" to open the Formatted Text Block.

Edit Element Text

To create a new text block, continue reading.

ContainerA page consists of Containers which hold different types of Elements

There are five predefined containers on a page.

You cannot delete any of the five main containers.

For styling purposees you may add containers only within existing template containers.

The Container icon is a square. Hover over a container. You will see dotted outline of the container.

Inside the container are elements.

 

 

Formatted Text Block ElementThe Element icon looks like a “gear.” (At right is a Formatted Text Block element)

 

Gears

If you are in "Work on this page" view but do not see the gears on a page, check the three icons under the Preview/Submit area to make sure they are not grayed out.

 








Click To Insert New Element

 

Inside and positioned under the container is a link to “Click to insert new element.”  The list of possible elements will be revealed.

 

 

Element Gallery

Not all possible elements may be revealed to you. This depends on author permissions. Contact webmaster@uwrf.edu if you are not seeing an option you want.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IMPORTANT: You will use the Text Elements: Formatted Text Block (without header) almost all of the time - even for images.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After you have chosen your element and click "Next"  to define the element.

Click To Define the Element

Formatted Text BlockThe Formatted Text Block is similar to other Rich Text Editors. 

Use the icons to apply styles that are pre-defined in our style sheets for the UWRF website.

USE PLAIN TEXT when pasting

 Plain text is text that is not computationally tagged, specially formatted, or written in code.Text that is pasted into the formatted text block element should be cleansed of any formatting from its original source (e.g. font faces, styles, etc.)

  • Copy the text from the source
  • Paste the text into one of the following editors:
    Notepad
    (PC) is in All Programs > Accessories.
    TextEdit (Mac) is in your dock.
  • Copy the text from Notepad or Text Edit
  • Paste content into formatted Text block

Use the paste icon or keyboard CTL + P.

Don't copy text from one Text Block to another Text Block. Use the Copy Element instead.

Styles

Refrain from using Heading 1 and Heading 2 on a page. These are applied in the headings for the page (Subsite Name is Heading 1 and Page Title is Heading 2).

Page sections should use Heading 3.

Make sure paragraphs have the paragraph style applied (and not Normal). You should only see the Normal style in bulleted/numbered lists.


CSS StylesYou also have CSS styles to choose that will add other features such as:

 

 


 

 

 

  • feature blocks that encapsulate and position the text in a box, justified right or left respectively. Select the text, then apply the CSS style. To fine tune the appearance, use the html tags in the properties area to remove and reapply the style. Do not nest this style within itself.

Feature Block

 

 

 

  • a highlighter that can be applied to text;
  • and imageCenter which will center an image inside a text block (this won't be apparent until after you save the Text Block).

Save and Submit

When you are done editing your text block, click "Save."

You may notice the gears are yellow indicating changes have been made but not submitted.

Submit your changes and view the page as published.

Done Editing Screen shot

Always check the "View page as published after submission" to close the page. Leaving it open locks other authors out and may cause unintended appearance of elements in other open subsites/pages.

Submit For Publication screen shot