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LibGuides @NCC: Getting Started: Add/Edit Boxes

Adding Content Boxes

 

Adding content boxes to a page:

  • Click on Add new Box in the column in which you want the box to appear.
  • Enter a title for the box. (Use title case in page names.)
  • Select a location for the box from the Position drop-down menu
  • Select a box type from the box type menu.
  • Click Create Box.

Two Columns or Three?

The default format for a LibGuides page consists of a narrow column on the left, a wide column in the center, and a narrow column with the librarian's profile box on the right.

The format can be changed to eliminate the left  or right column. Column sizes may be adjusted. To make this change:

  • Click on Add/Edit Pages on the yellow command bar.
  • Select Adjust Columns on This Page
  • Change the column widths by selecting the pre-determined options or by using the slide bar.
  • Click on Adjust Widths

 

Keep Box Titles Short

The title bar at the top of a box will not expand, so it is important not to make your box titles too long.  This is rarely a problem in the wider center column, but must be watched for in the narrower left column.

If it looks like your title is not fitting, click on the Preview link at the top right of the page.  Sometimes, the pencil icon in edit mode keeps the title from fitting, but it may be okay when actually published.  The preview will show you how it will ultimately appear.  (Of course if it still doesn't fit, you'll need to shorten it.)

Types of Content Boxes

There are several types of content boxes to choose from. Some of the most commonly used types are listed in the submenu aborve. Click on a name in the sub-tab for detailed information about that box type.

Reusing & Reordering Boxes

Reusing content boxes:

When adding a new content box, instead of creating a new box you can reuse existing boxes in two differnt ways.

  • Link to another box in the system: This option duplicates the selected content box, and will change automatically whenever the original is changed.
  • Copy another box from the system: This option duplicates the selected content box, but is not linked to the original. It can be edited on its own.
    • Any box in the NCC LibGuides system can be linked to or copied.

Reordering content boxes:

  • You can reorder boxes on a page by moving them up or down in a column. You can also move boxes between columns. You can even move boxes from one page to any other page within the same guide.
  • To reorder boxes:
    • Click on Add/Edit Pages on the yellow command bar.
    • Select Reorder Boxes on This Page.
    • Drag and drop the boxes you want to move to the desired locations.
    • Click on Update Box Order