Inn Website User Manual - American Inns of Court

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Contents
1
Introduction ......................................................................................................................... 3
1.1
American Inns of Court Inn Websites ..............................................................................................3
1.2
Introduction to Umbraco ..................................................................................................................3
2
Getting Started with Umbraco ........................................................................................... 4
2.1
2.2
2.3
2.4
2.4.1
2.4.2
Logging On .....................................................................................................................................4
The Edit Mode Interface..................................................................................................................4
Create, Save and Publish Content .................................................................................................... 5
Editing Existing Content .................................................................................................................... 7
Automatically Generated Content ............................................................................................... 7
Various Saving and Publishing Options ....................................................................................... 8
2.5
2.6
2.7
2.8
2.9
Working on the Structure of the Website.........................................................................................9
Ordering Pages ............................................................................................................................... 10
Moving a Page ................................................................................................................................ 10
Copying a Page ...........................................................................................................................11
Deleting a Page ...........................................................................................................................12
3
Working with Content ................................................................................................... 13
3.1 Rich Text Editor ...........................................................................................................................13
3.1.1
Editor Buttons .........................................................................................................................13
3.1.2
Paragraph Break/Line Break ...................................................................................................13
3.1.3
Shortcut Keys ..........................................................................................................................14
3.1.4
Editor Context Menu (Right-Click) ...........................................................................................14
3.1.5
Text Formatting .......................................................................................................................14
3.1.6
Show/Hide HTML Code ..........................................................................................................15
3.1.7
Links .......................................................................................................................................15
3.1.8
Working with Images ...............................................................................................................22
3.1.9
Macros ....................................................................................................................................25
3.1.10
Tables .....................................................................................................................................26
4
Media Management in Umbraco .................................................................................. 34
4.1
Working with Folders ...................................................................................................................34
4.2
Working with Images and Files ....................................................................................................37
4.3
Creating a Banner Image .............................................................................................................39
5
Editing in Canvas Mode .................................................................................................... 42
5.1
Canvas Mode Buttons .................................................................................................................44
6
Version Management .................................................................................................... 45
6.1
6.2
Comparing Versions ..................................................................................................................45
Rollback to a Previous Version .................................................................................................47
7
Additional Questions .................................................................................................... 48
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1 Introduction
1.1 American Inns of Court Inn Websites
The American Inns of Court provides a free, hosted website for every Inn of Court. A website is an
important tool to facilitate communication with Inn members and connect with the community. The
Inn website can also be used to post important content, such as:
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Inn history
Inn bylaws and policies
Program materials
The American Inns of Court Diversity Policy
The American Inns of Court Professional Creed
Along with facilitating communication, maintaining an Inn website is one of the communication
requirements in the Achieving Excellence program.
Designated web administrators must be provided with log-in information provided by the national
office. If you are interested in setting up your Inn’s website, please contact Andrew Young
([email protected]).
1.2 Introduction to Umbraco
Umbraco is an information platform that allows you to quickly and easily publish information on a
website without the need for any specific knowledge of creating web pages. Umbraco allows any
user to easily create and update a company’s website via a normal web browser. It can be
compared to simple word-processing.
No special skills are needed to be able to create web pages using Umbraco, and you will be able
to create pages and publish them without any previous knowledge of HTML. Nevertheless, this will
in no way reduce the functionality of your website. Umbraco offers a number of complete functions
that each editor can use to develop their website. The aim of a platform such as Umbraco is to
distribute the work involved in keeping a website up-to-date among as many people as possible. It
is easy to learn and use. If you already have considerable experience in creating web pages, you
can use your knowledge to create web pages using HTML or other tools you are used to using,
which you can then integrate into Umbraco. Anything you can do using HTML, you can also do
using Umbraco.
While Umbraco has been designed to be as intuitive as possible, the objective of this document is
to give editors the key skills they will need to perform their job, and make learning and using
Umbraco a breeze.
Happy editing!
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2 Getting Started with Umbraco
2.1 Logging On
Umbraco is a web publishing system that is easy for editors to use and does not require large
hardware or software resources. All you will need is basic word processing skills and any modern
web browser.
To access edit mode, open your web browser and enter
http://home.innsofcourt.org/umbraco/umbraco.aspx.
A login box will appear for you to enter your username and password. If you have not been
assigned a username or password, please contact Andrew Young ([email protected]).
2.2 The Edit Mode Interface
Once you have logged in, the following content will be shown in your browser. On the left of the
window is the contents panel showing the pages of the website in the form of a tree structure.
Below the content panel is the sections panel, which contains links to the different sections of the
edit mode interface. The right side of the window either displays the current page or, as in this
case, the start page in edit mode.
Quick search field to find existing content
The structure as the user sees it in edit mode.
Every heading here corresponds to a page on
the website.
The sections panel used to navigate around
edit mode sections (Content & Media).
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2.3 Create, Save and Publish Content
The procedure for creating pages in Umbraco can be described in six easy steps. Start by
deciding where to locate the page, then create the page, add content to the page, save the page,
preview the page and finally publish the page.
1.
Select the page for which you would like to create a new sub-page.
2.
Right click the page, and click Create from the context menu, then select the document type
and enter a name for the page.
3.
Add content to the page
4.
Click Save.
5.
Click Preview to preview how the page will appear on the live website.
6.
Once you are satisfied, click Save and Publish to make the changes live.
1. Select a page in the content tree
2a.Right click and select Create from the context menu
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2b. Enter a name for the page
3. Add content to the page
4. Click Save
5. Click Preview to preview the page
6. Click Save and Publish to make the changes live
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2.4 Editing Existing Content
To edit a page in edit mode:
1.
Browse to the page you want to edit in the tree structure within the content panel, and select
the page by clicking its name. The edit interface for the page is then displayed on the right.
(You can browse subpages in the tree structure by clicking the triangle in front of the page name).
2.
Make your changes to the content.
3.
Click Save.
4.
Click Preview to preview how the page will appear on the live website.
5.
Once you are satisfied, click Save and Publish to make the changes live.
1. Select a page in the content tree
2. Make your changes to the content
4. Click Preview to preview the page
3. Click Save
5. Click Save and Publish
2.4.1 Automatically Generated Content
All Inn web pages have automatically generated links on the left sidebar. These links include:
Officers, Members, Meetings, Teams, and Committees. All Inns will have information regarding
their Officers and Membership. Inns using the Inn Management System (IMS) will be able to view
the Meetings, Teams, and Committees they have set up in the IMS through these links. Inns not
using the IMS will not have information on Meetings, Teams, or Committees. If you would like to
add this information or sign up for the IMS, please contact your Director of Chapter Relations.
When a sub-page is created, a link to the sub-pages is automatically generated and will appear at
the bottom of the screen. Links to the sub-pages appear on both the home screen and all subpages for easy navigation.
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2.4.2 Various Saving and Publishing Options
It is possible to save the contents of a page in several different ways. The various alternatives suit
different occasions, depending on what you want to do after you have saved.
Save The Save button is ideal for when you are working on one page for a long period of time.
To be sure that you won’t lose any of the changes, you should save regularly. When you
select Save, the content is stored but not published to the live website.
(You can use the Preview button to preview how the page will appear on the live website)
Save and Publish
The Save and publish button is ideal for when you want to publish a previously saved
page to the live website, or to just publish a page without previewing it.
Publish (Context Menu)
The Publish option within the context menu is ideal for when you
want to publish a page and all of its sub-pages all at once. When
you click Publish, a dialog is displayed for you
to choose which pages should be published.
Scheduled Publishing
Scheduled publishing is ideal when you need a page to go live at a specific date and time when it
is not convenient to do so manually. The scheduled publish settings can be found on the
properties tab of the page you wish to publish.
Simply select a Publish at date then click Save and the page will publish itself automatically when
the selected date occurs.
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2.5 Working on the Structure of the Website
Constructing a website from scratch requires a great deal of thought before the practical work
begins. It is important to have a clear idea of what information is to be displayed and how this
should be structured so that visitors can easily find what they are looking for. If a large amount of
information is to be displayed, it is even more important to plan properly before starting work.
There is a delicate balance between presenting enough information on a page and forcing a visitor to
your page to filter through too much information.
From a purely technical point of view, there is usually no particular problem in beginning with the
practical work, but this can entail a large amount of duplicate work if you are not satisfied.
It is normal to create an area-based structure directly under the home page, and to build up
structures under this home page for each area. To make it simple for visitors to find what they are
looking for and navigate around your website, it is a good idea to limit the menu structure to a
maximum of three levels. This also makes it easier for you to maintain the website in a clear
manner.
The structure in Umbraco is made up of pages. The names of the pages automatically form
structures and menus. At the top of the structure you will always find your Inn’s home page, which
is the basis of your website. Under the home page, you then create the structure you want by
creating new pages. It may be appropriate to create pages so that the structure is ready before you
fill the pages with content. It is also very easy to move and copy pages in the structure.
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2.6 Ordering Pages
The pages in Umbraco are sorted in the tree structure according to a predefined sort order. It is
most common for the page that has been created most recently to be placed at the top of the tree
structure. You can easily change the sort order of the pages in a section of the website by using
the sort function.
1.
Select the parent page of the section to sort.
(The page to which the pages you wish to sort are sub-pages of)
2.
Right click the page, and click Sort from the context menu.
3.
Drag the pages into the required order. Alternatively, click on the Name or Creation date
column header to sort the items automatically by Name or Creation date. Clicking on a
column header again reverses the sort order.
4.
Click Save
3b.Click on the column headings to
sort by Name or Creation date
2.7 Moving a Page
You can easily move pages between sections within the site structure using the move function.
1.
Select the page you want to move.
2.
Right click the page, and click Move from the context menu.
3.
Select the parent page you want to move the page below.
4.
Click OK.
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2.8 Copying a Page
If you want to reuse a page or structure you have created previously, you can copy the page and
its sub-pages to a different point within the site structure. When you copy a page, all its sub-pages
will also be copied. You can also define whether links should be automatically updated, or keep
the linkage with the original pages.
1.
Select the page you want to copy.
2.
Right click the page, and click Copy from the context menu.
3.
Select the parent page to which you want to copy the page below.
4.
Select whether to Relate copied items to the original page.
5.
Click OK.
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2.9 Deleting a Page
If you have pages on your website that are no longer relevent, you can delete them from the
website.
1.
Select the page you want to delete.
2.
Right click the page, and click Delete from the context menu.
3.
Click OK to confirm deletion of the page, or click Cancel to cancel deletion.
Please Note – There is no Recycle Bin so if you delete a page accidentally, please contact Andrew
Young ([email protected]).
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3 Working with Content
In this section, we will show how to work with different data types in Umbraco. In practice, you
build up your entire website with the aid of ready-made page templates instead of building it using
HTML and programming, which is normal when you do not have a tool like Umbraco. Basically,
you only need to fill in the information, since the functionality is contained in the page template.
3.1 Rich Text Editor
The Umbraco Rich Text Editor is the field where you, as editor, can be creative. You select how
much you want to do yourself. You can work on text content, format the text, or simply leave it the
way it is. If you want to do more, you can insert images, create tables or create links to other page
or documents. You are only limited by the scope of your own imagination.
3.1.1 Editor Buttons
Below are all the default editor buttons available.
Save
Save & Publish
Show/Hide HTML code
Bold
Numbered list
Preview
Undo
Italic
Outdent
Redo
Bulleted list
Indent
Cut
Underlining
Insert hyperlink
Copy
Remove hyperlink
Paste from Word
Styles
Insert anchor
Insert image
Insert macro
Insert table
Special characters
3.1.2 Paragraph Break/Line Break
The Editor is like any other word processing program. You write the text, and the text wraps
around when the line reaches the end. When you press ENTER in the editor, you get a paragraph
break, which means there is space between the paragraphs. If you do not want a space, you have
to make a line break instead. You do this by pressing SHIFT+ENTER.
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3.1.3 Shortcut Keys
To make your work easier, there are shortcut keys for certain editor functions. Shortcut keys let
you use the keyboard to carry out certain commands.
Command
Shortcut Key
Ctrl + Z
Undo
Ctrl + Y
Redo
Ctrl + X
Cut
Ctrl + C
Copy
Ctrl + V
Paste
Ctrl + B
Bold
Ctrl + I
Italic
Ctrl + U
Underline
Ctrl + A
Select all
3.1.4 Editor Context Menu (Right-Click)
As well as the editor toolbar, you also have access to
all the standard tools via a context menu. To display
the context menu, simply right click anywhere within
the editor content area.
3.1.5 Text Formatting
You do not normally need to spend much time
formatting text because Umbraco takes care of a lot of
formatting for you. When the default formatting is not enough however, there are a number of
options for controlling the formatting of text.
Formatting Buttons
The most basic, and probably the most familiar
way to control formatting are via the formatting
buttons. These work much the same as those
found in most word processing applications such as Microsoft Word. With these you can apply
simple formatting such as Bold, Italic and Underline as well as altering text alignment and creating
bulleted and numbered lists.
Regardless of the formatting being applied, the process for applying a format using the formatting
buttons is always the same.
1.
Select the text you want to apply the formatting to.
2.
Click the formatting button to apply the formatting you wish to add.
Styles
Another way of apply formatting is via the Styles dropdown list. The styles
list provides a set of predefined styles that can be applied to text whilst
maintaining a consistent look and feel through the site. These styles often
incorporate more advanced formatting functionality, such as headings, sub
headings and paragraphs.
1.
Select the text you want to apply the style to.
2.
Select the style to apply from the Styles dropdown list.
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Removing Formatting
If you have formatted a paragraph or selection using the formatting buttons, you can remove a
formatting rule by selecting the text, and click the relevant formatting button to remove that
formatting rule.
Copying Content from Other Programs
You can copy text to Umbraco from any program you like. The important thing is to paste the text
in the right way to maintain the look and feel of the website.
1.
Select and copy the text in the program you want to copy from.
2.
Switch to Umbraco and enter edit mode for the page you wish to copy the text into.
3.
Position the cursor in the editor at the point where you want to place the text.
4.
Click Paste from Word in the editor toolbar.
5.
In the dialog, press Ctrl + V to paste in the text.
6.
Click Insert to complete the process.
By pasting content in this way, it ensures that only those formatting rules allowed by the system
are kept and that the integrity of the site is maintained. If you do paste in formatted text from
another application without using the Paste from Word feature, you can remove all formatting
from the text by following the process as detailed in Removing Formatting.
3.1.6 Show/Hide HTML Code
If you are proficient in the use of HTML, you can switch to HTML mode and create your
page by writing HTML code. You can also check the code and make minor adjustments
here to get the page exactly as you want it.
3.1.7 Links
The Insert Link button is used to create links to internal pages and media files, external
pages, e-mail links and anchors. The process for inserting a hyperlink differs depending on
the type of hyperlink you wish to create.
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Link to a Page on Another Website
1.
Select the text that will form the hyperlink.
2.
Click the Insert Link button to launch the link properties dialog box.
3.
In the URL field, enter the URL of the web page you wish to link to.
4.
In the Title field, enter the text that will be shown as a pointer to the link. This is important
information for everyone reading the website with different accessibility aids.
5.
In the Target field, select the target window / frame the link should be opened in.
6.
Click Insert
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Link to a Page in Umbraco
1.
Select the text that will form the hyperlink.
2.
Click the Insert Link button to launch the link properties dialog box.
3.
Select a page from the Content tab to link to.
4.
In the Title field, enter the text that will be shown as a pointer to the link. This is important
information for everyone reading the website with different accessibility aids.
(By default the name of the selected page will automatically be enter for your convenience)
5.
In the Target field, select the target window / frame the link should be opened in.
6.
Click Insert
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Link to a Media File in Umbraco
1.
Select the text that will form the hyperlink.
2.
Click the Insert Link button to launch the link properties dialog box.
3.
Select a media file from the Media tab to link to.
4.
In the Title field, enter the text that will be shown as a pointer to the link. This is important
information for everyone reading the website with different accessibility aids.
5.
In the Target field, select the target window / frame the link should be opened in.
6.
Click Insert
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Link to an E-mail Address
1.
Select the text that will form the hyperlink.
2.
Click the Insert Link button to launch the link properties dialog box.
3.
In the URL field, enter the text mailto: followed by the e-mail address you wish to link to.
(e.g. mailto:[email protected])
4.
In the Title field, enter the text that will be shown as a pointer to the link. This is important
information for everyone reading the website with different accessibility aids.
5.
In the Target field, select the target window / frame the link should be opened in.
6.
Click Insert
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Link to an Anchor on the Same Page
Sometimes it can be useful to be able to link to a place on the same webpage. This can be
the case if you have a long piece of text divided into several different sections for example.
In order to be able to link to a specific place on a page, you must add an ‘anchor’, so that the web
browser knows where it should go.
Insert an anchor
1.
Select the text where you want to place a bookmark.
2.
Click Insert Anchor in the toolbar.
3.
In the Name field, enter a name for you anchor. If possible, avoid using special character or
spaces.
4.
Select Insert.
5.
The anchor is displayed in the editor as a yellow anchor symbol.
Change an Anchor
1.
Select the anchor symbol in the editor.
2.
Click Insert Anchor in the toolbar.
3.
In the Name field, update the name for you anchor. If possible, avoid using special character
or spaces.
4.
Select Insert.
Delete an Anchor
1.
Select the anchor symbol in the editor.
2.
Press the Delete key.
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Link to an Anchor
1.
Select the text that will form the hyperlink.
2.
Click the Insert Link button to launch the link properties dialog box.
3.
In the Title field, enter the text that will be shown as a pointer to the link. This is important
information for everyone reading the website with different accessibility aids.
4.
In the Target field, select the target window / frame the link should be opened in.
5.
Select the anchor to link to from the Anchor dropdown list.
6.
Click Insert
Create a Link from an Image
You can make images into clickable links in Umbraco.
1.
Insert an image into the editor.
(See Working with Images for more details)
2.
Select the image that will form the hyperlink.
3.
From here, follow the same instructions as for inserting a normal hyperlink, starting at step 2.
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3.1.8 Working with Images
To display images on a page they must be stored on the web server. Unlike many other
computer applications, a web page does not embed images. Instead, it uses a link to the image
and location on the web server upon which the image is stored. This means that if you delete an
image from the web server it will also disappear from the page.
For a variety of reasons, some visitors will not be able to see the images on your website. It is also
common that many people disable the display of images when browsing the web if their modem
connection is slow. People who are visually impaired can ‘read’ web pages using various
accessibility tools; however, images are often difficult to ‘read’. So that both these groups of
people can understand what an image represents, it is important to provide a text option where the
image is described in words. You enter the description of the image in the Name field.
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Inserting an Image from the Media Library
1.
Place the cursor in the editor where you want to insert your image.
2.
Click the Insert Image button from the toolbar to open the image properties dialog box.
3.
Select an image from the Choose tab to insert.
4.
In the Name field, enter a name/description for the image.
(By default the name of the file will be automatically entered for your convenience)
5.
Enter the desired dimensions of the image in the Width and Height fields. If you choose to
enter your own values, ensure the Constrain proportions checkbox is checked to ensure
the image maintains its aspect ratio and prevents distortion of your image.
(By default the actual width and height of the image will be automatically entered for you convenience)
6.
Click Insert to add the image.
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Inserting an Image from your Computer
1.
Place the cursor in the editor where you want to insert your image.
2.
Click the Insert Image button from the toolbar to open the image properties dialog box.
3.
Click the Create New tab.
4.
In the Name field, enter a name for the image.
5.
In the File field, choose a file to upload by clicking Browse... button and selecting the file to
be uploaded.
6.
In the Save at... field, choose a location within the media folder to upload the image to by
clicking the Choose... link and selecting the appropriate folder.
7.
Click Save to upload the image
8.
In the Name field, enter a name/description for the image.
(By default the name of the file will be automatically entered for your convenience)
9.
Enter the desired dimensions of the image in the Width and Height fields. If you choose to
enter your own values, ensure the Constrain proportions checkbox is checked to ensure
the image maintains its aspect ratio and prevents distortion of your image.
(By default the actual width and height of the image will be automatically entered for you convenience)
10. Click Insert to add the image.
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Deleting an Image from the Page
If you want to delete an image from the page, simply select the image and press Delete. The
image disappears from the page, but is not deleted from the web server.
3.1.9 Macros
In Umbraco, macros are small building blocks of functionality that can be dropped into an
editor. Each macro encompasses a piece of functionality, and provides a simple interface
to be able to modify the macro to your requirements. A macro can be anything from a contact form
to an embeddable media player. The advantage of macros is that it gives editors the ability to add
complex elements to the page in a simple manner.
What macros are installed differs from system to system, so please see your system administrator
to find out which macros are available to you; however, the process for adding and updating a
macro is always the same.
Adding a Macro to the Page
1.
Place the cursor in the editor where you want to insert your macro.
2.
Click the Insert Macro button from the toolbar to open the macro properties dialog box.
3.
Select a macro to insert from the Select macro dropdown list.
4.
Click OK to select the macro.
5.
Configure the macro as required.
6.
Click OK to insert the macro.
7.
The macro is displayed in the editor with a yellow dotted border.
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Above is an example of the macro properties for the ‘Doc2Form’ macro
Updating a Macro on the Page
1.
Select the macro to update.
2.
Click the Insert Macro button from the toolbar to open the macro properties dialog box.
3.
Configure the macro as required.
4.
Click OK to update the macro.
3.1.10 Tables
Tables are used to format information in a grid based structure. When you insert a table,
you select how many rows and columns the table should comprise of, as well as fill in a
number of additional optional formatting properties. These values can be altered later, so you do
not need to know exactly what your table will look like when you create it.
Table Properties
Once you have created a table, you can tailor it to your requirements.
You can change its position on the page, change the width of table and
enter colors and background images. Make these changes in the
Insert/Modify table dialog box, which you can open by right-clicking
anywhere in the table and selecting Table Properties
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General Tab
Cols / Rows
The cols and rows field defines how many columns and rows will make up your table.
Cell padding
Cell padding is the distance from the edge of the cell to its content. The distance is given in pixels.
The default value for cell padding is 1 pixel. If you do not want any distance, you must specify the
value 0.
Cell spacing
Cell spacing is the distance between the cells in a table. The distance is given in pixels. The
default value for cell spacing is 2 pixels. If you do not want any distance, you must specify the
value 0.
Alignment
Using alignment, you can decide where on the page the table will be placed. Here you can select
to position the table to the left, to the right or have it centered.
Border
The border field defines in pixels, the thickness of a border line to go around the table. If you do
not want any border, you must specify the value 0.
Width / Height
The width and height fields define the physical dimensions of the table, and can be defined in
either pixels or as a percentage of the containing element. To enter a pixel dimension, simply
enter the number of pixels you want the table to be, or alternatively for a percentage based
dimension, enter a number between 1 and 100 followed by the ‘%’ character. Setting the height of
a table is generally not common practice, although it can be done. If a height is not defined, then
the height of the table is generally governed by its content.
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Class
The class dropdown provides a list of style sheet classes that can be assigned to the table. These
allow you to apply predefined styles so that you do not have to style the whole table yourself. The
number of options within this list may differ between installs. Please contact your system
administrator for details about which classes are available in your installation.
Table caption
Checking the table caption field will provide a caption area at the top of the table to allow you to
define a caption for the table.
Advanced Tab
Id
The id field allows you to define a unique id for the table. This is often used for scripting or styling
purposes.
Summary
Use the summary option to briefly describe the content of the table.
Style
The style field allows you to define inline CSS code to style the table.
(Please be aware that inline CSS may invalidate your page if your organization are following certain web
standards protocols)
Language code
The language code field allows you to define in which language the content of the table is
targeted. The code itself should be an ISO 639 language code.
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Background image
The background image field allows you to define the URL of an image to use as a background for
the table.
Frame
The frame dropdown allows you to choose how the outer borders of the table are displayed.
Rules
The rules dropdown allows you to choose when internal borders should be displayed.
Language direction
The language direction field allows you to define in which direction the content of the table should
flow, either left to right or right to left.
Border color
The border color field allows you to define the color of the tables border.
(The tables border field must be set to a number greater than 0)
Background color
The background color field allows you to define a background color for the table.
Cell Properties
To modify the properties of cell, you would
need to do this via the Table cell properties
dialog box, which you can open by right
clicking anywhere in the table cell and
selecting Cell > Table cell properties.
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General Tab
Alignment
Using alignment, you can decide how the content of the cell should be aligned. Here you can
select to position the contents of the cell to the left, to the right or have it centered.
Cell type
Use the Cell type option to indicate whether the cell is a data cell or a header cell. This results in a
<th> for a header cell and a <td> for a data cell.
Vertical alignment
Using vertical alignment, you can decide how the content of the cell should be vertically aligned.
Here you can select to position the content of the cell to the top, to the bottom or have it centered.
Scope
The scope field allows you to define the scope of a cell. The scope is a way of associating header
and data cells in a table. The scope identifies whether a cell is a header for a column, row, or
group of columns or rows. The scope will generally make no visual difference in your web browser.
Width / Height
The width and height fields define the physical dimensions of the cell, and can be defined in either
pixels or as a percentage of the containing element. To enter a pixel dimension, simply enter the
number of pixels you want the cell to be, or alternatively for a percentage based dimension, enter
a number between 1 and 100 followed by the ‘%’ character.
Class
The class dropdown provides a list of style sheet classes that can be assigned to the cell. These
allow you apply predefined styles to the cell. The number of options within this list may differ
between installs. Please contact your system administrator for details about which classes are
available in your installation.
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Advanced Tab
The advanced tab allows you to define advanced properties for the table cell.
(See Table Properties - Advanced Tab for more details)
Row Properties
To modify the properties of a row, you would
do this via the Table row properties dialog
box, which you can open by right clicking
anywhere in the table and selecting
Row > Table row properties.
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General Tab
Row in table part
The row in table part dropdown allows you to define whether the row should appear in the head,
body or foot of the table. This is often used to allow different styling for header and footer rows to
that of the main body of the table. If you are unsure which to use, you should leave the field set to
Table Body.
Alignment
Using alignment, you can decide how the content of the row should be aligned. Here you can
select to position the contents of the row to the left, to the right or have it centered.
Vertical alignment
Using vertical alignment, you can decide how the content of the row should be vertically aligned.
Here you can select to position the content of the row to the top, to the bottom or have it centered.
Class
The class dropdown provides a list of stylesheet classes that can be assigned to the row. These
allow you apply predefined styles to the row. The number of options within this list may differ
between installs. Please contact your system administrator for details about which classes are
available in your installation.
Height
The height field defines the physical dimensions of the row, and can be defined in either pixels or
as a percentage of the containing element. To enter a pixel dimension, simply enter the number of
pixels you want the row to be, or alternatively for a percentage based dimension, enter a number
between 1 and 100 followed by the ‘%’ character.
Row dropdown
The row dropdown allows you to define which rows the changes should apply to. Here you can
select to apply the changes to the current row, to odd rows, to even rows or to all rows.
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Advanced Tab
The advanced tab allows you to define advanced properties for the table row.
(See Table Properties - Advanced Tab for more details)
Modify the number of Rows and Columns in a Table
If you have a table on a page that you want
to add or remove rows or columns from at a
later point, you can do this by right clicking
the table, and selecting one of the insert or
remove options from either the row or
columns sub menu.
Merging Cells
If you want to merge two or more cells in a table, you
can do this via the Merge table cells dialog box, by
right clicking the left / top most cell you want to merge
and selecting Cell > Merge tables cells. From the
dialog, you can say how many columns or rows you
want to merge the cell over.
Splitting Cells
You can re-split two or more cells that you previously
merged by right clicking in the cell, and selecting Cell > Split merged table cell.
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4 Media Management in Umbraco
All media within your site first needs to be loaded into the Media section. The Media section is
basically a media library for the site. Within the Media section you can create folders and files in a
similar manner to that of your desktop computer.
4.1 Working with Folders
Folders can be used to help organize the Media section and to keep similar items in a logical
structure.
Creating a Folder
1.
Select the folder to which you would like the new folder to be a sub-folder of.
2.
Right click the folder, and click Create from the context menu, then select Folder from the
media type dropdown and enter a name for the folder.
3.
Click Create.
1. Select a folder in the media tree
2a. Click Create from the context menu
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2b. Select Folder media type and enter a name for the folder
3. Click Create
Enter a name for your folder, and set the media type to Folder. Click the Create button.
Deleting a Folder
If you wish to tidy up the Media section of your site, you can easily delete existing folders.
1.
Select the folder you want to delete.
2.
Right click the folder, and click Delete from the context menu.
3.
Click OK to confirm deletion of the page, or click Cancel to cancel deletion.
If you have deleted a folder in error, please contact Andrew Young ([email protected]).
Moving a Folder
You can easily move folders within the Media section using the move function.
1.
Select the folder you want to move.
2.
Right click the folder, and click Move from the context menu.
3.
Select the parent folder you want to move the folder below.
4.
Click OK
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Sorting the Contents of a Folder
Media items in Umbraco are sorted in the tree structure according to a predefined sort order. It is
most common for the item that has been created most recently to be placed at the bottom of the
tree structure. You can easily change the sort order of the items in a folder by using the sort
function.
1.
Select the folder to sort.
2.
Right click the folder, and click Sort from the context menu.
3.
Drag the folders, images and files into the required order. Alternatively, click on the Name or
Creation date column header to sort the items automatically by Name or Creation date.
Clicking on a column header again reverses the sort order.
4.
Click Save
3b.Click on the column headings to
sort by Name or Creation date
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4.2 Working with Images and Files
Uploading an Image or File
1.
Select the folder where you would like to create your new image or file.
2.
Right click the folder, and click Create from the context menu
3.
Enter a name for the new item and select the media type (Image or File).
4.
Click Create.
5.
In the next screen, click on the Browse... button to choose the image or file from your
computer that you want to upload to the site.
6.
When you have chosen, click the Save icon to save your image.
2. Right click the folder and click Create
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3a. Enter a name for your new item
3b. Select the media type
4. Click Create
6. Click the Save icon
5. Click Browse... and choose
your file
Deleting an Image or File
If you wish to tidy up the Media section of your site, you can easily delete existing images.
1.
Select the image you want to delete.
2.
Right click the image, and click Delete from the context menu.
3.
Click OK to confirm deletion of the image, or click Cancel to cancel deletion.
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Moving an Image or File
You can easily move images between folders within the Media section using the move function.
1.
Select the image you want to move.
2.
Right click the image, and click Move from the context menu.
3.
Select the parent folder to which you want to move the image below.
4.
Click OK
4.3 Creating a Banner Image
You can easily customize the Inn’s website by adding a banner image. Banner images will appear
at the top of every page and sub-page you created.
1.
Upload your banner image to the Media section
(see “Uploading an Image or File” for further instruction).
2.
Navigate to the Properties tab of the Content section.
3.
Next to Inn Banner, click Choose.
4.
Select your image.
5.
Click Save.
6.
Click Preview.
7.
Click Save and Publish.
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2. Navigate to the Properties tab
3. Next to Inn Banner, click Choose.
4. Select your banner image.
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5. Click Save.
6. Click Preview.
7. Click Save and Publish.
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5 Editing in Canvas Mode
In Umbraco, as well as being able to edit content via the Editor interface, you are also able to do inplace editing. To edit content in this way, you need to edit the page in Canvas Mode.
1.
Right-click on the page you want to edit in the content tree and select Edit in Canvas from the
context menu.
2.
This will then launch the page in canvas mode.
3.
Click an editable area to start editing the content.
4.
Once you are happy with your changes, click Save or Save and Publish to save your
changes.
1. Right-click on a page in the Content tree and choose Edit in Canvas
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2. The Canvas editor interface is displayed
4. Click Save or Save and Publish to save changes
3. Click an editable area to start editing the content
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5.1 Canvas Mode Buttons
Below are all the default editor buttons available when in canvas mode.
Save
Save and Publish
Add page
Unpublish
Delete
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6 Version Management
Umbraco allows you to work with multiple versions of the same page. All previously published
pages are saved in a version history list. This means that you never lose changes to a page,
because all old versions of the page are always saved to the history. You then have the
opportunity to access and re-publish older versions if necessary.
6.1 Comparing Versions
To compare a page on the site with its previous versions:
1. Right-click on the page and choose the Rollback option
2. In the Rollback dialogue box, select a version from the Rollback To dropdown list
3. When you select a version from the dropdown list, you are presented with a comparison of the
current page with the version you selected. Red, struck-out text is text that will not appear in
the selected version and green means text that will be added, should you choose to rollback to
that version of the page.
4. If you check the Html checkbox, you will be shown the selected version of the page as Html.
Check the Diff checkbox to see the differences between the versions as a list of fields.
1. Right-click on a page in the Content tree and choose Rollback
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2. Select a version from the Rollback To dropdown list
4. Check the Diff checkbox to see the differences
between the two versions as a list of fields
4. Check the Html checkbox to see a comparison
of the versions as html
3. The differences between the current version of
the page and the selected version are displayed
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6.2 Rollback to a Previous Version
To rollback to a previous version of the page:
1. Follow the steps in Comparing Versions
2. When you have chosen the version of the page that you wish to rollback to, click the Rollback
button.
3. Click OK to confirm the rollback. Your content has now been rolled back to the selected
version of the page.
4. Click the “Close this Window” link to return to the Content tree.
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7 Additional Questions
If you have additional questions regarding the Umbraco tool, please contact our national office:
American Inns of Court
225 Reinekers Ln Ste 770
Alexandria, VA 22314
(800) 233-3590
Andrew Young, Director of Knowledge Resources
[email protected]
Christina Hartle, Member Services Coordinator
[email protected]
Pam Wittmann, Director of Chapter Relations (Southeast Region)
[email protected]
Ernest Barrens, Director of Chapter Relations (Northeast Region)
[email protected]
Anne Paul, Director of Chapter Relations (Midwest Region)
[email protected]
Caryn Worcester, Director of Chapter Relations (Western Region)
[email protected]
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