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OpenText content editing Publishing Pages

  1. Using the OpenText CMS locate where you would like to edit existing content.
  2. Click the  red dot  for the content you want to edit.
  3. Select the Edit red dot for the corresponding content you are looking to make changes to.
  4. Make the appropriate changes in the editing box and click OK.
  5. Save the page by clicking the save Save red dot.

You can force the publishing of a page if required:

  1. Navigate to the required page
  2. Click the upper most Red Dot to open the page
  3. Right click on the page
  4. Select Publish Page
What does this mean?

  • Publishing following pages: This forces a publish of all the child pages of the current page when publishing this page also
  • Publish related pages: This will publish pages that this page links into

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You will see the following prompt – in most cases, you should also check Publish all following pages and Publish related pages. The other option are mostly relevant to the developer so you can ignore them.

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OpenText content workflow management

Approving or rejecting content

Only Editors and Administrators have access to approve or reject content submitted into the workflow of OpenText.

  1. Select the tasks tab and click on pages waiting for release
  2. To release one item to workflow just right click that item (or for multiple items check each items checkbox)
  3. Select Release to approve the content item or Reject Page to reject the item.

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Taking a content item out of workflow

A user can (prior to it being released) remove their items out of workflow. This is usually done if they have been notified that there is another change or something similar. The following steps should be followed:

  1. Access the Tasks tab and expand all relevant pages
  2. To reset right click the given item
Taking a content item out of workflow

Taking a content item out of workflow

3. Select Reset to Draft

4. To refresh the lists and check that the item has been successfully reset to draft status, click the Tasks tab

What do these OpenText options mean?

  • Reset Page To Draft Status – takes item out of OpenText workflow and puts back in ones draft list
  • Create Shortcut in Clipboard for Page – This option adds the selected item(s) into the clipboard for connecting or for later use
  • Select All pages – Selects all items
  • Clear Page Selection – Unchecks all checked items.

 

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OpenText Workflow and publishing

There is a two stage workflow in place to ensure content is approved before ‘going live’.

The Tasks tab at the top of the screen allows the user to see what is in the workflow.

Note: Authors can only see the items they have worked on. Administrators and Editors will be able to see everyone’s changes in the workflow

Submitting to workflow

The following steps should be followed by users to submit their content for approval before it can be published.

  1. Access the Tasks tab
  2. Under My Pages is a list of all the pages that are either in Draft or that have been submitted to Workflow. TIP: Expand and of the pages by clicking on the ‘+’ icon. If you have done it correctly, it will change to a ‘-‘ icon.
  3. To submit one item to workflow just right click that item (or for multiple items check each items check-box)

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4. Select Submit to Workflow.

5. To refresh the lists and check that the item has been successfully submitted to Workflow, click the Tasks tab.

What does it all mean?

  • Submit to Workflow – Submits the selected item into the queue for approval
  • Undo Changes – This will revert the item back to the state before the changes were applied (take caution when selecting this).
  • Create Shortcut… – This option adds the selected item into the clipboard for connecting or use in later stages
  • Preview in Redlining Mode – Provides a preview of the changes that have been made. Exemplified in the screen shot below.
  • Select All pages –Selects all content items
  • Clear Page Selection – Unchecks all.
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Twitter Bootstrap Benefits

Twitter Bootstrap is a front-end framework to help create mobile friendly websites with ease. There is a lot of functionality to assist in speeding up the front-end development, such as CSS and JavaScript already made libraries and files. Today, I will discuss the benefits of Twitter Bootstrap and how it can radically speed-up your website development so that you can concentrate on the website functionality and code-behind of your website or project.

Saving on Time

Twitter Bootstrap comes with out of the box with libraries and CSS code which is mobile and browser friendly for website browsers. This enables you to concentrate on creating the website structure and code-behind.

Bootstrap Updates

Twitter Bootstrap is always updating their framework, so you know that your website is always up-to-date. Bug fixes are resolved by their development team.

Responsive Design

Twitter Bootstrap as we all may know is responsive. This means that a website can adapt to any mobile device and web browser and still look attractive and user friendly.

Integration with existing websites

Integration is easy with Twitter Bootstrap. A developer can coding in the required CSS classes and ID’s and integrate them with an existing website platform.

Online Community and Support

Twitter Bootstrap comes with a lot of online documentation and online support for people that are in need of an extra helping hand. There code support is quite impressive and they have online code examples that are interactive with examples.