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Training Guide


There are several types of editors available to edit pages in distinctly different ways, but the WYSIWYG editor is the most common way for users to edit pages in OU Campus. The WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) Editor allows for a familiar experience of editing a page in a word processor.

When logging into the system to directly edit a page, there may be several editable regions available. The available editable regions are defined by permissions levels and group associations. Only areas that are available to be edited appear with a button. Click on the button above the region to edit that region. This opens the WYSIWYG Editor by default.

WYSIWYG Editing Behavior

Editing behavior while within the WYSIWYG can vary from browser to browser. For example, Firefox has settings that prevent scripts from invoking the Cut, Copy, and Paste commands, so the corresponding buttons on the WYSIWYG Toolbar will not work when using Firefox because of these default restrictions. The keyboard shortcuts (Ctrl-x, Ctrl-c, Ctrl-p for Windows, Cmd-x, Cmd-c, Cmd-v for Macintosh) do work as expected.

In-context Editing

Part of the configuration of the template design includes a dimmed image in the WSYIWYG editing area. This is meant to be representational of how the published page is displayed. For example, there may be a navigational element included, but not editable in this view as it is meant for visualization purposes. Once the content has been saved, an actual view of the configured page can be seen using the Preview mode.

Example of WYSIWYG View

View of Toolbar

The following link is a list of available toolbar functions and a brief explanation of what they provide.

About the Toolbar