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How to add a new page

Shows how to add a new general page.

This assumes you want to set up a general page that is not your personal home page or a distinct research project

Each member of staff has a folder that can contain web pages, images, folders or whatever they want.  They have full control over what goes into that page.  If you want someone else (e.g. a Research Student)  to have the ability to edit the content of that folder, ask Lorna to change the permissions on the folder.  Similarly, if any other member of the group wishes to set up pages, ask Lorna to create a folder for you.

You should be logged in to be able to set up a new page.  Go to the "home" tab and click on contents.  You should see a set of folders entitled "Joe Blogg's folder".  Click on your folder.

You will now see a list of its contents, which will initially be empty.  Click on the "add new" button which will display a list of things you can add.  It behaves like a directory in a file system; you can add subsidiary folders, files or web pages.  I suggest that you set up one or more folders into which you will put your images.  (Please do not use the "images" folder at the highest level which will only contain group-wide images used on the top level pages.)

To set up a new web page, click "add new page".  This will give you a set-up page in which you set the title and an editing box into which you add the content.  Add whatever you want but don't add text direct from Word - pass it through Notebook first to strip out Microsoft garbage.  I have found that you can cut and paste from existing web pages and it will copy everything, including embedded links.  Don't forget to save the page when you are done, and when you are ready change the state from "private" to "publish".

When you first set up a page like this there will be no way of accessing it.  Put a link to it from your own home page, or from one of your research pages.  Once we have moved the files to www-structures you will be able to link directly to file from other locations.

Chris Burgoyne

9th April 2011