Accessing the interface
- Open Mozilla Firefox® and navigate to the webpage to be edited.
- Type '/_edit' at the end of your URL in the address toolbar, then press 'Enter'.
The Edit + screen displays in Edit mode.
- Login to the Squiz® Matrix – Edit + (Plus) using your Novell® account details.
- Place the asset into 'Safe Edit' mode to make changes to it.
Click 'Initiate safe edit'.
Alternatively, the status of an Asset can also be changed on the 'Details' screen.
- Click 'Details' to select the 'Details' screen.
- Click to select 'Safe Edit' from the 'Change?' drop down list.
- Click 'Save'.
There are 6 screens in the Squiz® Matrix – Edit + (Plus).
The 'Details' screen displays asset system information according to Asset type.
It always displays the Asset 'Status' and 'Names'. The 'Page Name' will be displayed at the top of the page whilst the 'Page Short Name' is used in side menus and inline boxes.
Refer to Asset status and workflow to view the various status options.
The 'Content' screen displays the content of the page in the WYSIWYG editor.
The 'Metadata' screen must be populated for each Asset. It contains information about the creator and content of the Asset.
Note: You must uncheck the associated 'Use default' check-box to edit a field.
Required fields *
These fields must be populated before an asset can be made 'Live'. The data contained in these fields is used by search engines and ensures our pages can be found.
'Keywords *' Value: <Text>
Type words (separated by spaces) that a user may type into a search engine in order to find the specific Asset. There is a 255 character limit. Avoid typing non-descriptive words such as: "a", "the", "and".
'Description *' Value: <Text>
Type a concise description of the Asset. This should quickly engage the user and encourage them to click on the search engine result and visit your page.
'showinline' Value: <Yes> / <No>
Determines whether your webpage will appear as one of the inline menu options. These are the boxed links that appear on landing pages.
The 'Workflow' screen shows your page Workflow: Status, Logs and Summary.
Refer to Asset status and workflow to view the flowchart.
The 'Linking' screen shows where your page will appear as a link in the site menus.
- Click 'No' on the 'Show in Menu' slider if the page is not required to be listed in the left hand menu of the website.
- Click 'New Location Link' to add the page to other site menus.
You can also view, navigate to, and change the menu order, of the 'Direct Children' of your asset.
The 'URLs' screen lists all of the URLs that can be used to view the asset.
- URLs cannot be edited using Edit +.
- If you require the URL to be changed or an alias (shortcut) created, submit a request via the Service Desk portal.
Some of the asset types available include:
|Asset category||Asset type|
|Pages||Standard page (webpages)|
|Files||Image files (i.e. gif, jpg, jpeg, and png)|
|MS Office Word documents|
|MS Office Excel documents|
|MS Office PowerPoint documents|
|Generic files (i.e. text, rtf, log)|
Asset status and workflow
The status of an asset changes according to where it is located in the workflow.
The flowchart below shows how the Asset 'Status' changes during workflow and the colour of the Edit + status bar in each state.