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Logging in:

You will need an account to log in.  Please send Rex an email with your preferred username.

Once you have logged in, you can navigate the site to see what is available. From there, you will be able to upload and download documents that we are sharing, and edit pages on the site.

Editing a page:

To edit a page, click on the "Edit" tab.  This will bring up a page with a fairly nice editor that allows you to see what the body of the page will look like as you edit it. The editor has buttons for formatting (bullets, bold/italic, style, and tables).

REMEMBER TO HIT THE SUBMIT BUTTON OFTEN

The server has a maximum time it waits while you are editing. I'm working on increasing this, but haven't found the way yet. Until I find that, please save your work often.  The best way is to hit the "Submit" button every once in a while.  This is also a good way to preview the page and make sure it looks the way you want it.

Adding an image

If you want to add a picture (jpg/gif) to your page, click on the yellow and grey button that looks like a landscape picture of a mountain.  This will bring up a small page with a button that says "Browse Server".  If you click on that button, you can browse through some folders on the aoinagiucsd server that have documents in them already.

Navigate to the folder you want by clicking on them. If the image you want to link to is not already on the server, you can upload it from your local computer by hitting the "Browse..." button at the bottom of the page.  This will bring up a window that allows you to browse your local computer.  Once you find the file you want, hit the "Upload" button in the lower right corner. After a short time, the file will appear in the large window.  Click on that, and the folder browser window will disappear.  Hit the "OK" button in the small window, and the image should appear in your document.

Adding a document

To add a document (powerpoint, .doc file, .pdf, etc.), you create a link to it a page you are editing.  Select a piece of text that you want to be the link and hit the link button. This button looks like a globe with two links of chain under it.  A small window will pop up with the link information.  Click on the "Browse Server" button, and you will see the familiar folder hierarchy from above, but it will only show documents (no images).  You can navigate to the folder you want and select an existing document, or you can upload a document from your local computer and then select it. From there, just hit the "OK" button, and the text you selected 

Adding a link to the greater web

If you want to add a link to a document on another server (say, http://www.cnn.com), you can highlight a section of the text on your page and hit the link button.  This button looks like a globe with two pieces of chain under it.  A small window will appear.  Simply enter the link (www.cnn.com) in the URL box and hit the "OK" button.

Adding a link to a page on the aoinagiucsd server

If you want to link to another page on the aoinagiucsd site, you need to know the page number.  I find it easiest to open a second browser window and navigate to the page that I want.  In the URL box in your browser, you'll see the URL for the page you want.  It should look something like:

http://www.aoinagiucsd.org/cms/node/3 (this is the main Features page).  Remember the number 3.  Go back to the browser window where you are editing, highlight the section of the text that will be the link, and hit the link button.  A small window will pop up.  For local links, you can either specify the entire URL from above (http://..../3), or you can change the "Protocol" field to "<other>", and put 3 in the URL box. Hit "OK", and the link should be complete. 

Conflicts during editing

Because we are all working on these pages at the same time, you might occasionally try to submit a page and find that the aoinagucsd server rejects it, saying that another user has saved the page while you were editing it.  The easiest way to deal with this conflict is to open another browser window, navigate to the page in that window, and hit the edit tab.  From there, you can compare the page as it was saved by the other user with the one you were editing already.  Move any changes from your old page to this new one, and hit Submit.  You can close your first editing window (the one that was rejected), though I tend to cut-and-paste the text from that window into a local file on my computer, just in case I missed something while merging my changes into the other user's changes.

 If you have any questions, please feel free to email or call Rex any time.

Creating a Event for the Calendar

To create an event on the calendar, click on "Create Content" and then "Event".  From there, you can set the date and time, and type information about the event into the "Body" section.  If you want the event to be visible only to certain members of the community, you can choose limits from the pulldown menus in the "Categories" section.

 

 



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