Click “View” and check “Work on this Page (All Changes)”
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.
To create a new text block, continue reading.
A page consists of Containers which hold different types of Elements.
There are five predefined containers on a page: a wide one (660 px) at the top; a wide one at the bottom (also 660 px, it looks narrow but will stretch across the page); a narrower container in the center (440 px); and an even narrower container (220 px) along the right side. The fifth container (220 px) is under the navigation and may not appear when a page is printed.
You cannot delete any of the five main containers.
You may add containers - usually to apply a style to only one container. Otherwise, simply add elements within the main containers.
The Container icon is a square. If you hover your cursor over a container, you will see an outline of that container (dotted line).
Inside the container are elements.
The Element (a Formatted Text Block in this illustration) icon is a circle.
These icons are referred to as “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.
Inside (under) the container is a link to “Click to insert new element” which will take you to your list of possible elements.
You may not see all of these. There are some elements (such as a simple form) which need to be turned on for you after additional training.
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 clicked "Next," you need to Click to define the element.
The 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.
If you use text from any source (copy/paste), you must first copy it to a text editor (Notepad or TextEdit) to convert it to Plain Text. Then copy the plain text into the CMS Text Block. This strips formatting tags that may conflict with the style sheets in the CMS. (See what happens in the html code if you don't use Plaint Text.)
Notepad (PC) is in All Programs > Accessories.
TextEdit (Mac) is in your dock.
Don't copy text from one Text Block to another Text Block. Use the Copy Element instead.
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).
Your first paragraph heading should be Heading 3.
Make sure paragraphs have the paragraph style applied (and not Normal). You should only see the Normal style in bulleted/numbered lists.
You also have CSS styles to choose that will add other features such as:
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.
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.