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Q. What browser should I use to work in Toolbox?

A. Toolbox works best in the Firefox browser.

Q. What do I do when I accidentally create multiple feature sliders?

A. Delete the extra ones.  The trick is, for some reason, only super admins can delete them.

 Q.  How do make PDFs and other documents available for download?

A.  Create a documents page using the TCF template.  Select downloadable documents  module and upload documents using that interface.  Get the urls for the documents on the front-facing documents page.  Important – do not link to secure urls (https).  You have to delete the “s.” See this example: http://go.sdsu.edu/strategicplan/docs.aspx?

 Q. How do I make it so photos don’t jam up against text in free text modules?

A.  Make the images PNG files that show transparency and add 5 px or 10 px of blank space to the image to create the desired space between the edge of the image and where the text will begin.  See this example: http://campaign.sdsu.edu/campaign/images/hirshmanthumbb.png

 Q. How do I change the space between header links?

A.  Use CSS.

Example: ul.dropdown li a { display: block; padding: 4px 40px; color: #000;}

The 40px refers to the space between links.

 Q. How do I fix TCF template pages that get an error message when other people visit them?

A.  Go to the “Users” for that department and then group permissions and be sure to check “read” for everybody.  It’s not an issue for SPACES template sites, because permissions are inherited.


3 Comments

  1. Manny Uribe says:

    Great suggestions, Keith. I do this all the time. Greg, thanks for working on this much needed resource! Is there a topic under which one can ask general questions? Also, I would love to see a “post your wish list of Toolbox features” section. 🙂

    • blockgreg says:

      Thanks Manny. Good suggestion on the wishlist topic. I can create a page for that. Also, for now, I’m going to leave it open, no specific topics. You can either send questions to me and I will post them, or, better, sign up for an account and I can make you a contributor. I think everyone in the group should be a contributor.

  2. Keith Parks says:

    re: the “How do I make it so photos don’t jam up against text in free text modules?” question – since PNG image files are typically larger than a similar JPG, a more efficient (and flexible) way to do this is to add some inline styling to the image. The CSM interface provides a way to do this.

    In the image editing interface, select the “Appearance” tab, in the “Style” field at the bottom, add “margin-left: 10px” (or however much you want). You can put multiple style attributes in the field, for instance “margin-left: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px” to force space on the left *and* bottom.

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