INSTRUCTIONS

 

Tips on Formatting Your Article

INDEX

  1. Creating an entry in the "In This Section" area
  2. Creating a heading without adding an entry to the "In This Section" area
  3. Adding a link that points to another article on this website
  4. How to make a line of text stand out for important messages (Adding an Alert Message)
  5. Add a "Back To Top" Link
 

 

Creating a heading and an entry in the "In This Section" area.
To insure that your paragraph headings are properly formatted, and included in the table of contents (Sometimes titled "In This Section") at the upper right portion of the article, you need to create them using the following method. If there are no headings created in this way in your article there will have no table of contents shown.

  1. Type in the following:   #Heading:
  2. Follow that by the text of your heading
  3. Then close it by typing in another pound sign:  #

Example:
 #Heading:Marlin Brando# was an actor.

"Marlin Brando" will be formatted as a heading and placed in the Table of Contents.

 

 

Creating a formatted Heading without having it placed in the "In This Section" directory
To insure that your paragraph headings are properly formatted you need to create them using the following method. As opposed to the method shown above this method will format the heading properly, but it will not include it in the table of contents on the page.

  1. Type in the following:   #Heading2:
  2. Follow that by the text of your heading
  3. Then close it by typing in another pound sign:  #

Example:
 #Heading:Marlin Brando# was an actor.

"Marlin Brando" will be formatted as a heading but NOT placed in the Table of Contents.

 

 

Adding a link in the text of your article that points to another article on this website
NOTE: Only use this feature when absolutely necessary or in Newsletters. It is better design practice to use the "Related Links" feature to include links within your article. Then in the text of your article simply state "See the link above in the Related Links Section".

  1. Type in the following:   #InsideLink:
  2. Follow that by the Page Code of the article you want to point to. Click here for a list of Page Codes.
  3. Then close it by typing in another pound sign:  #

Example:
 Visit our Calendar of Events: #InsideLink:CALENDAR#

You will get the following in your article: "Visit our Calendar of Events: Upcoming Events"
"Upcoming Events" is the text used for the link because that is the current Article Title for the CALENDAR Page Code.

Adding a link in the text of your article that points to another article BUT displayes it as a newsletter
Use this version of the InsideLink feature when you want the article you are pointing to to pop-up and be formatted like the newsletters are formatted. THis is typically used when placing links in an email blast.

  1. Type in the following:   #NewsletterLink:
  2. Follow that by the Page Code number of the article you want to point to. You should use the NUMBER of the article as opposed to the page code.
  3. Then close it by typing in another pound sign:  #

Example:
 Try our dental plan: #NewsletterLink:2077#

 

 
How to make a line of text stand out for important messages (Adding an Alert Message)
To place an important notice in the text of your document you should place it between the following Alert tags. This will color the text brighter and center it in the article. Using this tag makes sure that all alert or important messages are consistent among articles.
  1. Type in the following:   #Alert:
  2. Follow that by the text of your alert message
  3. Then close it by typing in another pound sign:  #

Example:
#Alert:NOTE: this show is for members only!#

The resulting text would look similar to this:

NOTE: this show is for members only

 

 
Add a "Back To Top" Link
If your article is very long and consists of many sections in which the reader may only be interested in one at a time, it is helpful to add "Back to Top" links after each section. By default long articles will automatically be given a "Back to Top" link at the bottom of the page. Here's how to add more "Back to Top" links throughout your article:
  1. Type in the following:   #BackToTop