Editing Text

This lesson shows how to access files and edit content.

Step 1: Accessing Files

Step 1: Accessing Files

When you first login, a folder will appear on the left side.

Click on the box with an x in it to expand the folder.

 

Step 2: Opening Files

Step 2: Opening Files

A list of all the files for that section will appear. To open a file click on the title name. Do not click on the little gray box. If you do by mistake, click anywhere outside of the new drop down menu that appears.

Step 3: Getting to the Content

Step 3: Getting to the Content

The above page will appear when you open a file.

Let's take a quick moment to talk about the menu bar.

Step 3: The Menu Bar

Step 3: The Menu Bar

1. Some options

Save + Close = When you make any edits and then click Save, the file closes and you are good to go.

Save + Continue Editing = When you click Save, the document stays open. This might be selected if you are doing long edits and want to save your work as you go along. When this combination is selected, it also allows you to click on Preview and see what your document looks like on the web. Please note that you must first Save the file to see the preview.

Save + Add Another= For now, avoid.

2. Duplicate: Duplicates the document. Really never a need for this.

3. Delete: Do not click. Will delete the document from our site.

4. Cancel: If you open the file by mistake or just want to take a look at file with out making changes.

5. Preview: See Save + Continue Editing above.

Step 4: Editing Content

Step 4: Editing Content

As you can see above, the Resource content is the file data. This is exactly what is seen on the web site.

You can jump right in and make any changes you need. Always remember to save your work.

If you are making multiple edits or want more screen space, click on the above icon (toggle fullscreen mode) to open up the window.

Step 5: The Expanded Window

Step 5: The Expanded Window

This will give you more space. When you are done, click the window icon (toggle fullscreen mode), to go back to the starting screen.

Step 6: All Those Icons!

Step 6: All Those Icons!

Hopefully some of the icons will look familiar if you have worked with myMitty. But if you are ever in doubt, just move the cursor over the icon and wait a second. The function will appear below.

Back to the Main Page...Hey...what about all those boxes below the resource content?

You'll notice if you scroll down you will see Left sidebar content, Right sidebar content, and This is contact information...

We are still working on how to best use these boxes. Please check in with me before making any alterations.

As we create a consistent policy of how to use these boxes, I will update the lessons.

Can I paste from another program like Word into MODx?

Can I paste from another program like Word into MODx?

Yes, but with one caveat. And this is important.

1. After you pasted the text into the document, select all of the text.

2. Click on the Remove formatting icon.

Why do we have to do this?

Other programs tend to have additional coding that is brought with the text. As the user you never see this extra code, but it can cause formatting problems. So when text is brought over, it needs to be scrubbed clean to play nicely with MODx.