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Page history last edited by Mo Wynkoop 8 years, 8 months ago

 

Wiki Tutorial 

 


 

How is the NJLA wiki set up?

 

On the wiki homepage you will find links for the executive board, and for each section, committee, subcommittee, and roundtable.  There are additional links for special projects.   Each group will update their own wiki section.  Passwords are given to the head of the group, and that person will share the password with members of the group interested in adding to the wiki. 

 

The individual wiki pages, at a minimum, will include a brief overview of what the group does in NJLA.  Committees and subcommittees will include a member list.  Sections and roundtables will list officers and their e-mails.  Sections and roundtables can also feature their upcoming events.  All groups can create links to additional pages for meeting minutes and links of interest, or for any other information they are interested in adding.

 

Sample Section Page Layout

 

 

 


  

How do I add text to my wiki page?

 

1. From your wiki page, click on the "Edit" tab.

 

 

2. Place the mouse cursor where you want to add text.  Type the information you want.  PBWiki uses formatting commands that are similar to Microsoft Word, so use the commands in the formatting bar above the edit window to make text bold, add bullets, etc.   

 

3. Click on the Save button.  

 

 

 

 


 

How do I add a box for news and upcoming events?

 

1. Click on the "Edit" tab to open up the Edit window for your wiki page.  Place the mouse cursor where you wish the box to appear.  Click on the "Table" button in the formatting toolbar.

2. From the Table dropdown menu click on Insert Menu, and click on Insert Menu again on the bottom right.

 

 

2. A popup box will appear for Table Properties. (If a box does not pop up, disable your popup blocker!)  Select "Rows": 1 and "Columns": 1.  Leave the border size as 1.  Change the other settings as desired.  Click the "OK" button.

 

 

 

3.  Click within your newly formed box to enter your text.

 

 


 

 

How do I create wiki pages for minutes and links of interest for my section/committee?

 

1. Click on "Create a page" at the top right of the page. 

 

2.  On the next page, enter a descriptive name for the new page.  Include your group's name.  You can include spaces.  Next to "Put this page in a folder," select the folder for your committee or section. Leave the template choice as the default: "Blank template." Click on the "Create page" button.

 

 

 

3.  A new edit window will open up where you can enter the text you want.  You can include pictures and hyperlinks.  You can also upload minutes as Word documents and then link to them from this page.  Make sure you include a link at the bottom back to your group's main wiki page.  (Instructions can be found later in this tutorial.)

 

 

 

 

 4. Go back to your group's main wiki page and go to "Edit" view.  Put the cursor where you want the link to your new page.  Under "Insert links" at the right, click on the "Pages" tab.  Find the page you created (it will be near the top) and click on the title.  Your link will appear where you put the cursor.  To change the wording of the link, highlight the link and type the wording you want.  Your new wording will replace the original link name.

 

 

 


How do I upload a file to the wiki

 

There are two ways to upload a file to the wiki.  If you want to upload a file and not create a link to it, you can click on "Upload files"on the right side of any page in the View mode.

 

 

If you want to link to the file,  click on the Edit tab. A menu appears on the right to "Insert links."  Click on the "Images and files" tab.  You can then chose a file already on the wiki, or upload a file from your computer.

 

 

 

To add a new file, click on "Upload files," and browse to the file on your computer.

 

 

Highlight the file you want.  You can upload more than one file at a time by holding down the Ctrl key while clicking on the individual files.  Then click on "Open."

 

 

 

You have now uploaded the file.  To place a link in your wiki page, type the name you want for your link and highlight it.  Then click the link on the right to create the hyperlink in your wiki page.

 

 


How do I add minutes or a report to the wiki?

 

1. Create your minutes in Word. 

 

2.  Name your file descriptively.  Do not call it "minutes,"  or "minutes-date" because it could easily replace the document of another group.   Recommended name: <committee/section name> minutes <date>, ie it section minutes 4.1.08.doc.

 

3. Go to your group's minutes page on the wiki. Click the "Edit" tab. 

 

 4.A menu will appear on the right:  "Insert links."  Click on the "Images and files" tab.  You can then chose a file already on the wiki, or upload a file from your computer.

 

 

 

To add a new file, click on "Upload files," and browse to the file on your computer.

 

 

Highlight the file you want.  You can upload more than one file at a time by holding down the Ctrl key while clicking on the individual files.  Then click on "Open."

 

 

 

You have now uploaded the file.  To place a link in your wiki page, type the name you want for your link and highlight it.  Then click the link on the right to create the hyperlink in your wiki page.  (It will be at or near the top of the list.)

 

 


 

 

How do I insert an image?

 

1. Click on the "Edit" tab on the page where you wish to insert the picture.

 

2. Click on the "Images and files" tab in the Sidebar under "Insert links."  If the image is already on the wiki, insert the mouse cursor where you want the picture to appear and then scroll to the image file on the list and click on it.  The picture will be inserted into the wiki page.

 

3. If the image is on your computer, click on "Upload files."

 

 

 

 

4. Navigate to where the image is saved on your computer, then click the "Open" button.  

 

5.  Your file will appear at the top of the list of images and files.   Place the cursor where you want the picture to appear and click on the image file. 

 

 

6. Your image will appear on the page.  You can drag the corners of the image to resize it.    When you are done editing the page, click the "Save" button.

 

 

 


 

 

How do I Add Membership Lists

 

Here are instructions for adding membership lists for committees, subcommittees, and Executive Board.  

 

1. The membership list is currently in an Excel spreadsheet.  Open the sheet up and highlight the member names.  Type Ctrl + C to copy.

 

 

2. Click on "Create a page" at the top right.

 

 

3. Name the new page "(Name of Group) Membership" and put it in the folder for that group. Click the "Create page" button.

 

 

4. The new page will open up in the Edit window.  Type in the title of your page (ie Publications Membership) and format it the way you'd like.  Insert your cursor below the title and then type Ctrl + V to paste the Excel data in. 

 

5. The data from the Excel spreadsheet will appear on the page.  

 

 

9. Click the Save button.

 

 

10.  Your page is complete.

 

 

 

What do I do if I make a mistake?

 

You can revert back to any previous version of the wiki page.  At the top right of each page is a link for "Page History."

 

 

Click on this link to see a list of every time the page was edited and saved.

 

 

 

 

Click on the first date before the mistake was made.  (If you don't know when the error occurred, you can preview as many pages as you need by clicking on the dates.  You can also compare any two pages by clicking on the radio buttons next to the two dates, and clicking "Compare.")  When you are viewing the page you want to revert to, click on "Revert to this version" in the gray box near the top of the page.

 

 

 

How Do I Use Folders?

You can organize your content into folders, which will make it much easier to find documents. Folders have currently been created for each section, committee and roundtable, and most files have been placed in their containing folders.. 

 

How to put a page into a folder

 

Go to the page you want to put in a folder.  At the right side is a link "Put this page in a folder."  Click on this link.

 

 

 

 

You will then be asked to chose a folder.  A dropdown menu will give you a list of all the folders in the wiki, or you can chose to create a new folder.  Click on the folder you want. 

 

 

 

Page in a folder

 

A page in a folder will look like the image below.  At the right you can see which folder the page is in, and all the other pages that are in the folder.  You can open any of the other folder pages by clicking on them.

 

 

 


 

 

More Help

 

For immediate assistance, contact Maureen Wynkoop or Ranjna Das.

 

 

 

 

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