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  •  Mobile Web Survey

    Monday, Aug. 31, 2009

    We've assembled an online survey of mobile Web use, intended to gather information about how people at SCU use Web access via mobile devices.  If you're using the mobile Web, you're invited to take the survey.

  •  Commonspot Documentation

    Thursday, Aug. 20, 2009

    In yesterday's Commonspot Site Administrator meeting, a request was made for a printed user guide for the CMS.  There is Commonspot Contributor Guide (PDF) available - it's a lengthy document, and since the CMS system is updated with some regularity it wouldn't be recommended to print the entire publication, since some of the material will become out of date with future system upgrades.

  •  Restoring the CSS menu in the text editor

    Thursday, Aug. 20, 2009

    The rich text editor includes a menu of CSS styles that can be applied to headings, paragraphs, lists and tables.  If you don't see anything in the CSS menu when editing a page, here's how to correct that:

    • Open the page (or subsite template) in Author mode.
    • Click "Style Sheets" in the Properties & Actions menu.
    • Select "Use Style Sheet..."

    No changes are necessary in the next form, just click Finish to apply the change.

  •  Missing templates in Template Gallery

    Thursday, Aug. 20, 2009

    Following the Commonspot 5 upgrade, many people have noticed that the Template Gallery doesn't include their own subsite templates.  This problem can be corrected by updating the security settings for your template.  Here's how to do that:

    • Open the template in Author mode (you can find the template by selecting from the template hierarchy list in a template-based page).
    • Select "Template Security" from the Properties & Actions menu.
    • Click "add a new group" and select Authenticated Users from the group list.
    • Give this group the "Read" permission, and save that change.
  •  New formatting options in the text editor

    Monday, Aug. 17, 2009

    The rich text editor element in Commonspot 5 includes a few changes in the way we access the HTML source, along with new options for applying formatting to text via an HTML property inspector, and through an improved Word/markup cleanup utility.

  •  Referring Pages lists aren't complete

    Monday, Aug. 17, 2009

    If you're checking the "referring pages" list in the Tools & Information menu or the Subsite Admin page reports, be advised that the lists of pages are not complete.  Any link reference established before the upgrade to Commonspot 5, and not updated since that date, will not appear in these lists.  We're working on fixing this issue, but for now the referring pages lists are not reliable.

  •  Editing images in Commonspot

    Monday, Aug. 17, 2009

    Commonspot 5 includes an image editing utility, accessible via the Image Gallery.  Use the image editor to resize images, create thumnails, and modify the image position, alignment, brightness and contrast.

 
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