EDITING BUSINESS & ADMINISTRATIVE
SERVICES WEB PAGES
you begin - launch Macromedia Contribute - make sure to leave
this page open in your browser (Internet Explorer or Netscape) for reference.
NOTE: Important - when making changes to content,
first look for a "Edit File" or
similar link. Click this link and make changes on this page through Contribute.
|Getting acquainted with the BAS web page
As seen below - the page contains many elements. The FOUR
features you should be concerned with as a WEB EDITOR are:
ONE - text/graphic page links - top left
- The link
at the top left of every GRAPHICS PAGE links
the visitor to a "text-only" version
of the page.
- All "text-only" pages
contain a link
that takes visitors back to the graphic version.
- These first two features have been added for
ADA compliance - aiding accessibility.
TWO - Breadcrumbs
- The "breadcrumb" links
are a convenient way for a visitor to understand how the current
page is organized
in the web site. The links must be maintained to reflect the web
site structure. See below.
THREE - text/graphic page links - bottom
- Located near the bottom of BAS web pages
is another "text version"
or "graphic version" link (depending on GRAPHIC or TEXT-ONLY,
respectively). See below.
- NOTE: The "text version" link next to the "Home" link
should have the same Link Properties as the link
at the top of that page.
FOUR - Page Title
- Every page shall have a unique page title.
In Contribute, click FORMAT, Page Properties (Crtl + J). Keep in
mind that when creating a NEW PAGE
in Contribute requires a unique page title. Choose a descriptive
Make sure to remember for every new web page - there must
be two versions; a text-only version and a graphic version. Name
the pages accordingly. Example: a web page about "tuition" named
"tuition.shtml" will have a text version called "tuition_text.shtml".
web pages must be named using the ".shtml" extension.
THE COMPLETE PAGE LAYOUT
|BROWSE - Using Contribute to browse
- In many ways Contribute acts like a Web Browser.
- Navigate the web - Click View, Go to web address... (Crtl +
- Save Bookmarks or Favorites
- Click Bookmarks - Add, Delete, View Contribute Bookmarks,
Other Bookmarks show those from Internet Explorer
- Print web pages
|EDIT - Making changes
to an existing BAS Web Page
Edit a web page
you navigate to a web page in Contribute that you have access to
edit, click the "Edit Page" button.
in the page where you want to make changes. To add text to your
page, either type directly into the page, or copy and paste text
from another document.
To create a link
- When editing the page, in your draft, click where
you want the link to appear. You can also select and link text (or
an image) that's already
on the page.
- Click the Link button in the toolbar, then choose the
type of link you want to create.
- In the Link Text text box, type the text you want to appear on the
- Select or browse to the page you want to link to, then click OK.
Insert an Image
You can easily add images to
your web pages. You can drag an image, or copy and paste it from another
page to the draft you're
editing. You can also use the Image button in the Contribute toolbar
to select an image to insert in your draft.
- Click in the draft where you want the image to appear.
- Click the Image button, and in the pop-up menu that appears, select
From My Computer.
- In the Select Image dialog box, browse to and select the image, then
Insert a table
Tables are a common way of presenting
information, and are often used in web pages to lay out information
and to present tabular
- Click the draft where you want the table to appear.
- Click the Table button.
- In the Table dialog box, choose the Table Options you want to apply
to the table - such as the number of rows, columns, headers, borders,
Add or Import Microsoft Word or Excel content to your page
- While editing your draft page, click where you want to insert the
content, then select Insert Microsoft Office Document.
- Browse to and select the file you want to import, then click Open.
- The document's contents appear in your draft page.
- Publishing changes to Web site or Saving a draft for Later /
Publish a web page
- When finished editing, click
the "Publish" button.
Clicking this button immediately publishes the edited version to
the web site
Save an edited web page for later
- If you prefer to save a draft version click
the "Save for Later" button.
This saves the version on your computer (where
Contribute is installed).
- If you would like to have Web Development -
Review your edit, click File, E-mail Review. See figure below.
- Click OK to confirm the temporary review copy.
- Your default EMAIL CLIENT (Example Outlook
Express) will be launched. For many customers this does not work
properly. Launch your normal
Email Program and Copy and Paste the "Subject" and "Body" text into
the other Email Program.
- Creating a new BAS Web Page
New web page
- Click the "New Page" button.
A dialog box is displays the templates to choose from.
- There are four (4) main templates to choose from:
- csub_bas, csub_bas_text, csub_bas_minusright and csub_bas_text_minusright.
Choosing the correct template depends on whether you need
version (text) AND/OR you prefer a wider design
without the right area (minusright).
- Please choose a unique Page Title.
- Click OK.
Make sure to remember for everyone new web page - there must
be two versions; a text-only version and a graphic version.
Name the pages accordingly. Example: a web page about "tuition" named "tuition.shtml" will
have a text version called "tuition_text.shtml".
web pages must be named using the ".shtml" extension.
- Incorporate Content from Word or Excel document
Using Content from Word or Excel in a web page
- You may re-purpose content that exists in other
programs such as Microsoft Word and Excel.
- While editing your draft page, click where you
want to insert the content, then select Insert Microsoft Office
- Browse to and select the file you want to import,
then click Open.
- The document's contents appear in your draft
- Either Copy and Paste content or drag a Microsoft Office document
onto the page
- Using Style sheets in BAS Web Page
| Preformatted Styles have been created.
Please visit the Style Sheet page to see examples.
FlashPaper example taken
from Microsoft Word document.