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OmniUpdate User's Guide

Using the Web Page Editor Tools

The Web Page Editor is a what-you-see-is-what-you-get (WYSIWYG) frame that offers content editing tools. Page editing functions are represented as icon buttons in the toolbar. Using the OU Campus editing tools is easy once you become familar with a few concepts.

  • The Web Page Editor is accessed after a user has logged in to OmniUpdate, selected a page for editing, and selected editable content area of the page.

  • Editing with OmniUpdate is a lot like editing with Word. Simply typing or deleting text within the frame is all that's necessary to create or update information on a Web page.

  • Highlight existing text before applying functions such as Bold, Italic, or Insert Hyperlink. The same keyboard shortcuts users are accustomed to using in most word processors also apply to the OmniUpdate.

  • If you are converting content from another Web site into OmniUpdate, you can go to that existing site, copy the content, and paste it into your new Web page. If you are copying from a Word document, use the Paste from Word icon to maintain formatting or Paste as Plain Text to remove formatting that may not fit with the style of your Web page.

  • You can also copy the example pages that we provide for a greensheet, biography page, assignment table, two column page layout.

  • Within the WYSIWYG editor, there are a variety of functions available so that you can update the page. You can learn more about specific tools by visiting OmniUpdate Help Center > Toolbar page. Keep in mind that the De Anza Web Team may have removed some items, such as the form function icons, for example.

OmniUpdate tool bar

To complete an edit, you must SAVE the page by clicking the Save button Save icon in the top left corner of the toolbar.

As there is no automatic save feature in OmniUpdate, it's important to save your work often. Once the Save button is clicked, you will be given several options, including

  • Edit the same page further by clicking on the Edit button in the work area above the page.
  • Select another page to edit by navigating to it via the Content Tab > Pages button.
  • Publish the page by clicking on the Publish button.
  • You may also perform other tasks, such as create a new page, upload images to use in your Web page or documents to link to from your pages.

NOTE: You must Publish a page before the changes will take effect on the World Wide Web.


Other Buttons in Content Tab

Recent Saves
This button displays a list of pages which have been updated, indicating the time, date, and user by which each page was last saved. For more detailed information regarding all the specific changes made to any file, click the "Log" button next to any file in the list.

Recent Publishes
This button displays a list of pages which have been published to the live site, indicating the time, date, and user by which each page was last published. For more detailed information regarding all the specific changes made to any file, click the "Log" button next to any file in the list.



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Last Updated: 6/5/08