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HOWTO: The Properties Tab

by Rose Hessmiller last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:00 AM
Description on how to use the Content Action: The Properties Tab


You may set additional properties on the content you have added.

1. To set properties on content, locate the content, and click its properties tab.

2. Properties that can be set are:

  • Exclude from navigation – checking this box makes the content not appear in the navigation menu, under any circumstances.
  • Keywords – select from a global list of keywords that identify this document. 
  • Contributors – the portal by default  leaves this area empty.  You should open the Properties tab and insert your name as the contributor, the person posting the content, and any contributing authors if known. When you upload content you become the owner...and ultimately you are the only person able to edit the content. 
  • Creators – by default the the Portal inserts the user name of the person uploading the content.  You can go into the Properties tab and replace creator with "True Author(s) if known.
  • Effective Date – Setting this property will make the content not display until the effective date that you have set here. We suggest ignoring this property unless you have reason not to. 
  • Expiration Date – Setting this property will make the content no longer display after the expiration date that you have set here. We suggest ignoring this property unless you have reason not to. 
  • Language – The Language of the document.  This defaults to the language that the content was created in.
  • Copyrights – include any specific copyright wording that applies to the content.  It is suggested that content creators do this, if copyright issues apply.  See HOWTO: Copyright and Fair Use for more information on copyright implications and restrictions.

3. Click the Save button, to save your properties changes.


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