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Working efficiently in Typo3


No matter what you use to get your information to your users, you want the ability to work efficiently.  Many users have found Typo3 to be difficult to work in.  That is probably the result of a lack of user documentation.   As mentioned on the home page, it's my intention with this manual to show that really, Typo3 is extremely versatile and actually easy to use.  

I have worked in other content management systems, and all have lacked the flexibility that we enjoy with Typo3.  The wide diversity of page layout and the ability for departments/schools to have subdomains (like is almost never supported in other content management systems.

To increase efficiency and to make Typo3 so much easier to work with, I advise that users switch from using the View module to using List module.  You might think, when you first look at the list module, that there is little there, really there is.  This section covers how to get the most out of using List View.

Secondary Options checkbox

Secondary Options checkbox - Most of the information/instructions in the manual assumes that you work with "Show secondary options (palettes)" checked.  Without it, you'll be missing many valuable options. The Show secondary options (palettes) checkbox can be found at the bottom of any property tab or content element tab.  Once you check one all palettes will display.  

Extended View - getting the most out of the List Module

For most of the functions you'll need to have a few features turned on and understand the icons you will use.

When you are in list view if you see no icons to the right of your content or your pages you will want to check "Extended View" just under the list.

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Once turned on you will get a series of icons to the right of the page or content element name.  These are covered under "List Module".

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