May 1, 2008 Volume 1, Number 18
Meeting Agenda Revamping Your Site? Classes To Help You Get Started
May 1, 2008
If you will be doing revisions to your site, before you jump right in and start
New Version of creating new categories or re-using old categories, you might want some
WebEditPro (WEP) advice on how best to make the transition from the old to the new seamless.
Debbie Christensen eMichigan can help with that. There are a couple of classes that can assist you
in your quest for a new site layout.
Groupwise 7 The first is the "Tools & Tips for Upkeep & Revision of Sites" class. The first
Upgrade part of the class covers Accverify and topics related to the upkeep of sites.
The second half of the class covers how to make new left navigation
categories and move content around while keeping the existing site intact and
maintaining the old and new at the same time until the new goes live. There is
Distribution of actual content and categories to play with and areas to do that on the Training
AccVerify software Site so you can get a feel for how it works. We actually create new categories,
assign page layouts and move content around, create cat to cat associations
and add more content.
and Text Alert The second class is the "CMA Site Administrator Workshop". You can bring any
Project Updates, topic you want to this class and we can explore that and play with it in that
Recent Code Changes class. We can play with templates you have not had a chance to work with -
such as the list with more templates and drop down boxes - on the Training
site. We can also look at your specific site and discuss ways to improve it or
enhance it. With the benefit of having several site administrators in the room
CMA Question and at the same time who all have had experience with the CMA you will get a lot
Answer Session of different ideas.
Next Vignette CMA The classes are not offered very often because there has not been large
Users Meeting: demand for these classes. However, if there was more interest, the classes
can be scheduled more frequently.
September 4, 2008
Tools & Tips (whole day) is offered in Jan, May, & September
Michigan Library &
Site Admin Workshop (half day) is offered in Feb, May, Aug, Nov
Historical Center Forum
Need a place to play and experiment? The Training site is there for you. Let
Debbie Christensen know and she will give you admin rights to the training
e-Michigan Web site, if you don’t have them already, and you can create a left navigation
category for yourself (don’t forget to give yourself permissions). Then you can
do whatever you want in the category to experiment with different page
Phone: (517)241-5780 layouts, cat-to-cat associations, or whatever you want to experiment with,
without having to worry about test content going live or workflow becoming
involved. Make sure the priority of the new navigation item will put it at/near
the bottom of the navigation, please.
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WebEdit Pro - Use of New Version
Last fall eMichigan upgraded WebEdit Pro software to a new version which has
several added enhancements, such as Search & Replace (instead of just
search), the ability to increase a table’s size not just insert rows & columns to
the middle, and the ability to create form fields, to name a few of the more
WebEditPro will provide the follow benefits.
Generates proper HTML code.
Gives you the fonts you select.
Gives you the proper paragraph spacing.
Is consistent between what you enter directly into WebEdit Pro and
what you paste from another source.
Does not change when you go to edit the content at a later point in
WebEdit Pro has also enhanced its customization features and allowed for a
multitude of “property settings”. There are optimum settings for WebEdit Pro
and Word which are defined in the Quick Guide, recommended for use with
the latest version of WebEditPro.
When you enter text into WebEdit Pro and press Enter, text will
automatically be double spaced. THIS IS NORMAL.
If you want text single spaced – hold the Shift key while pressing
Before you copy from another source, make sure all the fonts are
what you want them to be.
Get rid of Smart Quotes from Word. In WebEdit Pro, Search for
quotes and apostrophes & Replace with quotes and apostrophes.
Before you copy from Word, make all your paragraphs single
spaced – get rid of the extra Enter/Return between your paragraphs.
Don’t worry – they will become double spaced in WebEdit Pro
When you paste into WebEdit Pro and it asks if you want to clean up
the code, the proper answer is “NO”.
After you paste something into WebEdit Pro and save the changes, you
must immediately enter WebEdit Pro again and save the
changes again and repeat – do this twice. This will set the
paragraph spacing to its proper setting.
For more detailed information, see http://www.michigan.gov/e-michigan and
click on Reference Center and look for this article under the heading
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GroupWise 7 Upgrades and the CMA
For those who use GroupWise, if you haven’t already received the Groupwise
version 7 update, you may be scheduled to be upgraded to version 7 in the
future. If you also use WebEdit Pro, there is a recently discovered conflict
between some of the default settings in the new version of GroupWise that
prevents WebEdit Pro from running. If you are going to be upgraded to
GroupWise 7, please inform DIT’s Desktop Services staff prior to the upgrade
that you are also a WebEdit Pro user. Make sure you can still use WebEditPro
when the Groupwise upgrade is complete.
Critique The Meetings!
Let us know what you think. Give us advice for how to improve. Evaluate our
User Group meetings. When you get back to your office after the meeting, let
us know what you thought. Complete the on-line meeting evaluation form at
http://www.michigan.gov/ewdeval and we will use your responses to improve
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