Editing a Page with the WYSIWYG Toolbar
Editing a page in OmniUpdate is a lot like using Word. It can be that easy.
After creating a New Class Page with one of the faculty templates, your page will be pre-populated with content that can be edited with your information. You'll use the WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) toolbar for that.
Access the Toolbar by Selecting an Area to Edit
CLICK Edit Main Content to edit the main body of content.
CLICK Edit Left Navigation to change, add or remove a link on the left menu listing.
CLICK Edit Information Area to change the Contact information at the bottom of the left menu.
Learning What You Can Do With the Tools
- Place your pointer over any of the icons on the toolbar in OmniUpdate to learn it's name and the keyboard shortcut (if one is available) that you can use to select the action.
- To be become more familiar with the functions of each tool, visit the OmniUpdate Support website to read the Toolbar and Tools Overview. Some tools may not be included currently to use in OU Campus at De Anza.
Copying and Pasting Content from Another Source
You can also easily copy and paste text from another website and or Word document into your OU Campus page.
If you find that the text style formatting is carried over from another document, try using one of these tools:
- Paste as Plain Text
- Remove Formatting
Key Actions You'll Want to Know
- Cut (Ctrl + X), Copy (Ctrl + C) and Paste (Ctrl +V): Use keyboard shortcuts to delete and move content on a page. Mac Users: Use Cmnd + X, C and V
- Save: When done making changes, click the toolbar Save icon before exiting your content.
- Save in Place (Ctrl or Cmnd + S): Use the keyboard shortcut for saving while still working on a section.
- Undo: As you edit a page, you can Undo and Redo actions in sequence, even if you Save in Place. Once you exit an editing session by clicking the Save icon, you can only revert back to a previously saved version or published version of the page.
- Insert/Edit Links: Use the link tools for adding and editing links to pages within your website and resources on other websites. Clicking the Link tool also leads to steps for uploading PDFs for posting to a class page, the main reason many faculty want a website! Use the mail link tool to create a link to your email.
Action to Avoid!
- Do not use the Underline tool for highlighting text. Your website users will think the underlined words are a link.
Saving Your Changes
- Always click the Save icon at the top left corner of the toolbar when you're done making changes to your page, except when using MultiEdit to update your faculty profile page.
- Then follow steps for Publishing Changes.