Editing Content

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Editing Basics

Editing a Page

In order to edit a page, you need to open one. To locate a page navigate through your Asset Tree and locate one in the folder structure. Click on the desired page and it will open in the main system window.

When the page opens you will see tabs along the top of page. By default, you will be on the View tab where you will see an image of your page and the associated regions (or blocks). If you have permission to edit the page, you will see the Edit tab. Click on the Edit tab to start editing the page. You can also use the shortcut keys Alt+Shift+E in Firefox on Windows-based computers. For Macs, the shortcut keys are Ctrl+Alt+E in Safari and Ctrl+E in Firefox.

edit tab


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The WYSIWYG Editor

WYSIWYG (pronounced wiz-ee-wig) is an acronym for "What You See Is What You Get." Using a WYSIWYG editor is very similar to using a word processor. More web-savvy users may be pleased to know that the WYSIWYG also has an option to view the HTML code for a page. A variety of functions are available in the WYSIWYG editor. A WYSIWYG Cheat Sheet is available on the Hannon Hill website.

Here is a list of functions that are available in theWYSIWYG editor.

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Saving/Submitting Content

When you have finished editing your content, it will need to be saved. To save your changes click the Submit button below the word processor. You can also use the shortcut keys Alt+S in Internet Explorer or Alt+Shift+S in Firefox on Windows-based computers. For Macs, the shortcut keys are Ctrl+Alt+S in Safari and Ctrl+S in Firefox.

submit button

Saving changes in Cascade does not automatically mean they will be visible on your website, they must be published first. Publishing is covered in more detail in the Publishing Content section.

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Advanced Options

At the bottom of the Edit tab of pages, you will notice a small link called Advanced Options just above the Submit button.

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By default the Advanced Options are closed, but if you click on the link it will expand to reveal several options. Once you have opened the Advanced Options box, it will remain open on all pages until you close it.

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Advanced options deal with:


If you check the box in front of “Spelling” before you click the Submit button, this will check your page for spelling mistakes. If any are found, you will see an intermediate page with a list of the mistakes.

spell checking

If spelling mistakes are found, you have the choice of modifying the spelling in a text box, choosing the suggestion provided, adding the word to the dictionary or ignoring the word. By default, ignore is always selected. After making your choice(s), you must click the Submit button to continue saving the page.

Version Comments

Version Comments are useful when several people work on the same website and may be editing the same page. Version comments can be viewed by clicking on the Advanced tab and selecting Versions from the available options. See the Managing Content section for more information on versions.

version comments


If you check the box in front of Links, the page will be checked for any broken internal links. By default, the link checker treats all external links as broken links (e.g. links to other sites or e-mail addresses). Internal links can become broken if you delete a page from the system without changing the pages that link to it. You can choose to modify internal links or ignore the external links. After making your choice(s), you must click the Submit button to continue saving the page.

link checking


Workflows are not being used for homepage sites.

Accessibility and Tidy HTML Options

Accessibility checking is primarily for use by people who are working in HTML within the system. The Tidy HTML checker is not enabled for homepage sites.

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