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Content - Regular Text Element

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Regular text content icons

  1. A regular text content element
  2. A hidden regular text content element
  3. A regular text content element with a start/stop date

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The regular text element is the workhorse of your site.  Most of your information and images will be contained in regular text elements.  

New Regular Text Element - Main Typo3 Server

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New Regular Text Element - Medschool Typo3 Server

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General tab

  1. Type - this would change the element to another of the different content elements available.  You can choose Text, Insert records, Site Map, Header only, HTML, Mail form, and Plugin.
  2. Columns - what column you want the content in, Normal, Left, Right or Border.  At Creighton we almost always use Normal for the center/main content.  Left and Right columns are obvious and Border usually is below the Normal content with styling separating it from the main content.  You can change what column your content is in in a regular edit of the General tab (see #2 above), you can change several using quick Edit or you can actually "move" them from column to column.
  3. Index - if you are using a Section Index Menu (creating bookmarks to the content on the page), that menu would show only the content elements with Index checked.
  4. Hide this content element.
  5. The header if you wish one.
  6. How you want the header text aligned, center, left, or right.  Note: if a different alignment than left does not work, contact the webteam and they can correct this.  How the site is styled can override this.
  7. Header type - if styled, each one of the options here can give you a different size/color and or position of the header, you must go through the webteam though to have them styled.  See image below.
  8. Header link - headers can be links just like links in your regular text.
  9. Header date - this will show a date just above your header.  It is in M/d/y format.  If you check it and not enter a date, it will use the current date.
  10. To Top - this will create a "To Top" link below this content element.
  11. Medschool Typo3 server - Before, how much white space (in pixels) to add above this element.
  12. Medschool Typo3 server - After, how much white space (in pixels) to add below this element..

Header types available.  How they will appear (other than hidden) will depend on how they are styled for your site.

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Text tab

The Creighton Typo3 trainers do an excellent job of covering this in the Typo3 class.  If you cannot find your copy you may download one from here (pdf, doc).  The class is also available in Bluetrain.

There is some help with specific RTE (rich text editor) located in the Some specific RTE help.

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Access Tab

The Creighton Typo3 trainers do an excellent job of covering this in the Typo3 class.  You can find it in the handout from that class on page 20.  If you cannot find your copy you may download one from here (pdf, doc).  The class is also available in Bluetrain.

One thing to note is that the content will appear/disappear at midnight of the date entered.

  1. Start - If you want this page hidden but to show on a certain date, you can put that date here. NOTE: the format is Day/Month/Year.  And the effective time is midnight of that date.  
  2. Stop - If you wanted this page to become hidden on a certain date, you can put that date here. NOTE: the format is Day/Month/Year.  And the effective time is midnight of that date.
  3. Selected (and Items) - Not seen on the Medschool Server - this is used when there is information on that page that would be limited to a certain group of people who had to login to see it.  It is used in conjunction with a login.

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