Section Editor

Section Editor

Screenshot: Section Editor

A section in docendo is a set of physical pages consisting of blocks. A page by definition is a unit that can be displayed as a whole by your browser (it corresponds to a HTML page) whereas blocks can best be compared to a paragraph - they are a combination of formatted text and media resources.

In most cases, a single page is sufficient for one section, but you may add new pages using the Add page icon in the toolbar. You can switch between the pages with the links “Page 1-n” in the area labeled with ”Pages in this section:”.

The Section Editor always displays all blocks of the currently selected page. New blocks can be added with the Add block icon. The sequence of blocks on a page can be modified by moving up a block (Move up block), moving down a block (Move down block) or cutting (Cut block) and then pasting (Paste block).

Adding resources to a block

Resources can be added to a block with the Add resource to block button, which gives you the option to:

  • Search for an existing resource and adding it
  • Upload a new resource and adding it
  • Create a new table and adding it afterwards
  • Create a new formula and adding it afterwards

All resources that have been assigned to a block are displayed by either a thumbnail version or their resource type icon. Next to that display, you can see the Assign popup resource icon, which lets you define a popup resource. When previewing the section, you will see that the popup resource will be opened in a new window when clicking on the resource it has been assigned to, or on the icon.

Each resource can have a subtitle which you can edit with the Edit subtitle icon next to it.

If you have more than one resource assigned to a block, you can modify the order in which they get displayed using the Move left resource and Move right resource icons.

The block editor

docendo utilizes a rich-text editor component called TinyMCE to let you format the text of a block. Most of the buttons in the block editor's toolbar are for creating formatted text, e.g. marking text as bold, italic, sub-script, super-script or creating ordered and unordered lists. Some other buttons have a specific function to docendo, which are:

  • : Mark selected text as a block heading. All block headings will be listed on top of the page when previewing/exporting it and link to the corresponding block.
  • : Mark selected text as link to a popup resource. This resource will be openened in a new window when the link is clicked.
  • : Insert a resource at the current text cursor position.
  • : Mark the selected text as a glossary entry and open the glossary entry editor to create/edit it. For further information, see the documentation on glossary entries.
  • : Mark the selected text as a glossary entry and open a search dialog to look for an existing glossary entry to link. For further information, see the documentation on glossary entries.
  • : Insert a bibliographical reference at the current text cursor position. See the documentation on bibliographical references for further information.
  • Screenshot: Special characters

    : Add a special character at the current text cursor position. See the screenshot to the right for an illustration of possible special characters.


Section Editor: Toolbar

Save section
Save section and exit section editor
Exit section editor without saving
Preview section
Print section
Add new page to section

External links

3.3.5/section_editor.txt · Last modified: 2013/04/10 11:21 (external edit)
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