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 7.4 Updating the Website Newspage
 

 

Introduction: There is a news page on the club website that needs to be updated after an e-mail has gone out to the club membership. This news will be available to members who cannot receive the club e-mail for a variety of reasons.

 

Quick Guide - Procedure To EDIT WEBSITE NEWS PAGE

    (1) Logon to members area and select Administration TAB.

    (2)  Select Documents Maintenance from the administration page.

    (3) Select the document Website_Page,News_Page (Select Circle next to document category and name) and press Checkout button at bottom of the Page.

    (4) In the Checkout Documents page, click the download file button to download the news webpage file to modify on your hard drive.

    (5) Press the Checkout for Editing button if you wish to make changes to the document.

    (6) Make the changes to the document.

    (7)  Return to the first page of documents manager then Select the document Website_Page,News_Page (Select Circle next to document category and name) and press Checkin button at bottom of the Page to upload your changes and release the document for someone else to edit.

    (8) Use the Browse button to locate the updated documents on your hard drive.

   (9) Press the Checkin and Upload button to upload files and remove your name against the document so others can edit it OR Upload and leave Checked Out button if you just want to upload changes and leave the news page assigned to yourself for further editing.

 

Checking out the Website News document for Editing

 

This step marks your membership number against a document for updating. This will prevent other members from making changes to this document and uploading it until you check it back in therefore preventing loss of your changes to the document.

 

1) Logon to the members area of the website then select the administration TAB.

 

2) Select the Documents Maintenance program from the administration page. The documents manager home page should appear as shown in figure 1.

 

Figure 1 - Selecting the news document for checking out so it can be edited

 

3) Select the document entry called Website_Page,News_Page,  then press the Checkout button to mark the the document for editing by yourself only. In figure 1, "Website_Page, News_Page" is selected by clicking on the circle to the left of this document. Press the Checkout button.



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 7.4 Updating the Website Newspage
 

 

Downloading a copy of the News Web Page

 

4) When you press the Checkout button as per step 3 on the previous page, you should see the page as shown in figure 2 appear.

 

5) Press the Download File button (figure 2) to obtain a copy of the news page directly off the website. Save the html file down to the hard drive of your computer.

 

Figure 2 - Checkout Panel for News Page

 

6) Press the Checkout for Editing button to mark the documents out to yourself for editing. This prevents any other member from uploading replacement document until you upload and check these documents back in.

 

Note: If the Checkout for Editing button does not exist on the screen, it is more than likely another member has already checked out the document for editing. Next to Name and Contact details (See above in figure 2) you should see the name and contact details of the member who has currently got the document out for editing. Contact the member and ask them to check it back in and let you know when this is done. You will then have to return to the panel in figure 2 to download the files again (As it contains the last members changes) before you can checkout and start to make your own changes to these files.

  

7) Now make changes to the HTML document using Microsoft Word or your favourite webpage editor and save the changes.

 

Uploading and Checking in a Document

 

  8) Select the document for updating the server files (See figure 1) then press the Checkin button.

  

Figure 3 - Checking in the News Page Panel

  

9) Use the Browse button to select the webpage document you edited in step 7. (See figure 3)

 

10) Press the Checkin and Upload button to upload the selected file in step 7) to the server and unmark the files from yourself for editing. This file will then be available for the next person to edit. Alternatively you can use the Upload and leave Checked Out if you want to test the download of the file from the server and check the contents before you release yourself as having sole possession to edit the document. In the case of news page editor, you might wish to use the Upload and leave Checked Out to keep the file permanently assigned to yourself for changes but just upload the changed file only.

 

11) If you elect to have the News Page permanently assigned to you, all you need to do is follow steps 1, 2, 7 to 10 only when making changes to the Website News Page.