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Table of Contents


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Getting Started in CommonSpot 4
Web Browser Requirements and Turning Off Pop Ups 4
Logging In 4
Pending Actions 5
The Menu Bar 6
My Content Dashboard 6
Tools & Information Menu 6
Page View 7
Properties & Actions 9
Finding Your Pages (Video Tutorial - Locating a Page) 10
Finding All Pages in Your Site (Video Tutorial - Locating a Page) 11
Finding a Page You Created (Video Tutorial - Locating a Page)
Content Administration 12
Your Admin Section 13
Understanding Subsites (Video Tutorial - Subsites)
Creating a Child Subsite 14
Deleting a Subsite 15
Page Creation and Editing (Video Tutorial - Creating a Page)
Creating a New Page 17
Editing Your Pages (Video Tutorial - Adding Content to Page) 21
Editing Content on Your Page 22
What Do the Editing Icons Mean? 22
Editing Text and Images in the Formatting Window 23
The Formatting Window Editing Toolbar 24
Linking to an Existing Page 25
Uploading a New File and Creating a Link for It 30
Best Practices ‐ Text Formatting 31
Copying and Pasting Text From Word or an Email 32
Style Sheets 32
Images (Video Tutorial - Adding Content to Page) 34
Image Resources and Tips 34
Best Practices – Image Captions 34
Best Practices – Image Compression and Sizing 34
Placing an Image in a Formatted Text Window 34
Adding a New Image
Adding an Image That Was Already Uploaded 37
Adding Images to the Gallery From the Menu Bar 38
Elements Beyond Text Blocks 39
Image Rotator (Video Tutorial - Layouts & Rotators)
Action Items (Video Tutorial - Action Items)
Layout Element (Video Tutorial - Layouts & Rotators)
Highlights (Video Tutorial - Highlights)
Web Form Element 50
Video Elements
Managing News (Video Tutorial - News)
Editing News 58
Deleting News 59
Creating News 59
Creating News Listings 62
Inserting News Selector on Your Page 60
Working With Navigation 65
Add and Remove Pages From the Navigation With Index and Regular Pages 65
Adding Navigation Dividers
Rearranging the Navigation 67
Forcing Links Into the Left Navigation ‐ Registering External Links 67
Quick Links 70
Adding a New Link Bar Element 70
Edit Existing Link Bar 72
Profiles 74
Profile Maintenance
Creating a Profile (Video Tutorial - Profiles)
Displaying a List of Profiles on Your Site