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IT Division - OU Campus - Self Help

Editing a Page within OU Campus

What-You-See-Is-What-You-Get (WYSIWYG) is the most common way users edit pages in OU Campus. The WYSIWYG editor allows for a familiar experience of editing a page in a word processor.

Please watch our video tutorial or download the PDF of Step By Step Guide for further assistance.

Step By Step Guide
  1. If you do not see an edit button Edit Button  or something similar after logging in, you will need to click the edit button on the top of the split screen view.Edit Section
  2. Once you are in Edit Mode, you can click on the appropriate edit button to open the WYSIWYG editor.
    Edit Icon
  3. You can use the icons in the menu bar just as you would in Word documents.
  4. Make your changes by typing on the page, or paste in text you previously copied.  If you do copy text into the WYSIWYG editor, you will have to use the CTRL+V (CMD + V for Macs) shortcut from the keyboard twice or use the Paste as Plain Text button Paste Plain Text Icon.  The first CTRL+V (CMD + V for Macs) will bring up a text area.  The second CTRL+V (CMD + V for Macs) will allow you to paste the text in text area.  (Please Note: If you are using Firefox, you will not be able to use the Paste button through the WYSIWYG, so you will have to use CTRL+V (CMD + V for Macs) shortcut).
    Paste Plain Text Text Box
  5. Click the Save Button Save Icon  in the WYSIWYG editor.
  6. To use the “Save in Place” feature, use the keyboard shortcut CTRL + S (CMD + S for Mac).  This saves a copy of your work and allows you to continue working.  The circle graphic indicates the page is being saved.
    Save Circle
  7. The Auto Draft feature is another save capability.  Periodically, the Auto Draft icon will spin.  This is the Auto Draft feature running in the background to save a draft.  To recover a draft after a crash, click on the Auto Draft icon Auto Draft Icon to restore.  (Please Note: An automatic time interval saves a draft of the current page onto your local workstation. If the browser quits or the user inadvertently closes the browser before saving a page, the content can be recovered up to 24 hours later.)
  8. If you choose, you can use the Page Check feature to check spelling, links, and validation for the desired page.  You can do this from the Page List view by clicking on the check icon Check Icon or from the Split Screen view by clicking the Page Check icon.Page Check
  9. Choose available checks from the list by clicking on the green arrow icon next to the check.
    Page Check
  10. If you are done working on the file, please remember to publish, send the file to someone for approval, or check back in the file.
 Last Modified 4/30/14