Jadu - Content Management System (CMS) Tutorials

Jadu is found within the Gateway, Employee tab, in the Current Employees block or this URL: http://www.dickinson.edu/jadu

Jadu Tutorial - (newest version updated 3-6-14)

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Quick Reference Sheets:
Create a New Web Page
Edit Text Only on Existing Web Page - Quickest Method but Text only!!
Edit Existing Web Page Content - Text, Links & Images
Add Files to Downloads
Finding the URL of a File to Link to
Replace a Already Linked File - Replace File with a New file
Add Images or Photos to Multimedia Items
Insert Previously added Image to Text Area
Add an Image to Page Text Area - As you are Adding Text
Create a Web Page then add Multiple Pages that become linked
Create a Document Page then add Files to find all URL's in one place
Text Editing Tools - Table Editing Tools

How to Edit Images/Photos:
PC - Microsoft Office Picture Manager - Video
PC - Photo Gallery - Edit Photos - Photo Smaller Video
Mac - Preview or iPhoto

Watch & Replay Short How to Video's:

Create a Document Page - Submit, Approve, Make Live using Note Pad
Insert a Image - In the Text Area of a web page
Create a Simple Link - Using an off campus URL
Find the link (url) of a File or PDF
How to find a url of a web page & link to one of your department pages
Adding a Table
Replace a File That is Already Linked - without needing to update the link!
Gallery - Add or Update a Image Caption

Gallery Web Page - For Images & Photos

Create a Photo Gallery Web page - For several or many photos/images

News: Releases & Updates to Jadu

1/6/14: When getting the URL of a PDF to link to page, you can now view the live downloads page and right click directly on the document link instead of having to click twice to find the link to open the PDF. Now it is one click away.
12/5/13: Bold text is now black and not gray so it stands out more.
Hyper linked text now has a red underline instead of a black underline.
The Navigation (or table of contents) for document pages with multiple pages now shows on the left side in a gray box instead of at the bottom of the page so it is easier for users to find.
10/15/13: Document Page wording and Document Title wording if entered as the exact same words will make only one Heading Title on a web page. If instead you want a larger Heading at the top, slightly small Heading below, make the wording different.
10/13/13: Text Wrapping works when printing a web page created in Jadu.
2/6/14: Chrome - When using Chrome, we are currently unable to use the 'upload new file' option when uploading a PDF file (open >publishing >downloads).  The work around is to use the 'Drop in new files' option or work in a different browser (Internet Explorer or Firefox).  This issue has been resolved by the vendor.

Known Issues:

2/7/2014 – Image Captions in Chrome - In Chrome browsers only, image captions are displaying as condensed bold font that can be difficult to read.  This issue is being reviewed for correction.
 

Jadu FAQ's

What is the url to log into Jadu to update a web page?
http://www.dickinson.edu/jadu
 
What browser should I use when updating a web page in Jadu?
Internet Explorer v10
or Mozilla Firefox are the preferred browsers for both Mac & PCs.
 
When I first log into Jadu is shows I have several Tasks, Outstanding or Awaiting Action, what does this mean?
These details will be for folks that have not completed a task (like a web page was started but not made live or it was Submitted but not yet Approved) so it needs an action completed. Some department folks will have a final approver that will need to approve before a web page is submitted so for these folks they will go into this area to get those details.
 
When I am finished updating and publishing the changes to a web page will it show up immediately on the internet?
Yes, If your have full rights to publish then the web page will be updated immediately on the internet. If your access is set up to have an approver, then once the page is approved & published by that person, then it will be updated on the internet.
 
Who should I contact with questions about this using Jadu?
If you have a specific function related question, check out the latest tutorial on Using Jadu.
If you find you need help contact the helpdesk by calling x1000 or emailing the helpdesk (helpdesk@dickinson.edu) and be sure to send the link of the page in question and all details and questions, then a work order ticket can be created for the Office of Marketing & Communications.
 
Is there Jadu Training or Workshops?
Sign up in CLIQ for monthly Jadu Workshops.
The url is: http://jadudev.dickinson.edu/jadu
 
How can I edit my page after it is already created & Live?
In Jadu, Open, Publishing, Document Pages. Click on the name of the page & look for the Edit at the top, which will have the name of the page. Click on the name of that page again beside Edit.
 
Document Title vs Document Details Page Title
A Document Title is the title you give a brand new page when you first create it. This should be one word or two at the most.
A Document Details Page Title is on the Jadu page where you start adding all your text and images. This can be several words, it might/could include the Document Title word/s. Both will appear on the browser bar.
For example:
Design is a Document Title
Print Center Design is the Document Details Page Title
 
What type of pictures & images can be added to a web site in Jadu?
The pictures/images file extension for Jadu are: gif, png & jpg. Pictures & images should be saved with short names, no spaces or special characters. Image size should be not larger than 670 pixels wide.
The banner image size must be 670 pixels wide by 320 pixels high.

Examples of file names for pictures/images:
Jones_2013.gif

designjanevent.png

SpringEvent.jpg

Use this tutorial for PC computers, Microsoft Office Picture Manager to edit your images. Mac computers can use iPhoto or Preview.
 
How do you add several or a lot of images and make it look nice on a web page?
The best way to create a nice looking page with photos is by using the Gallery feature in Jadu. Once the Gallery is created and you need to add more images, click on the Open, Publishing, then Galleries. Under View, click on Your Galleries. Click to open the Gallery you want to add more images into and notice the Add another item button at the bottom. Also notice the Remove button for any items you select above that you might want to remove.
 
What is the correct way to name a pdf or any file that I want to link to within my web page?
Keep the names of files as short as possible, no spaces or special characters. The only special character you can use is the underscore. ( _ )

Examples of the correct file names:
LargeFormatPrinting.pdf
large_format_printing.pdf
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g_format2013.doc
Large_Format_2013.xlsx

If you name your files with spaces the url will have %20 between the words as shown in this url example:
http://www.dickinson.edu/uploadedFiles/about/offices/print- center/content/Large%20Format%20Printing.pdf
 
Landing Page or Home Page text needs edited how is this done?
Send the text you want changed by email to the helpdesk (helpdesk@dickinson.edu) and be sure to send the link of the page and put the subject of the email as Jadu then a work order ticket will be created for the Office of Marketing & Communications.
 
I want to add video and audio files, where do I start?
If you find you need help contact the helpdesk by emailing the helpdesk (helpdesk@dickinson.edu) and be sure to send the link of the page in question, then a work order ticket can be created for the Office of Marketing & Communications.
 
Tables: I want to delete a tables in Jadu, what is the best method?
Put your cursor in a cell within the first column of the table (not in the header row – if you are in the header row the delete column button will be grayed out) and then keep clicking the tool Delete Column until the table is gone.  Not an ideal solution but if you know you are going to be working with tables use Chrome as your browser as it works very well when editing tables. Watch the Add a Table Video.
 
How do you go back and edit the metadata and category keywords once the page has been created?
To edit the Metadata/Categories log into Jadu, click on Open, Publishing, Document Pages. You will see a list of web pages under Documents titles. Click on the page title you want to edit. You will then be on the Document Details page. Under the blue Actions button, will be an Edit beside the title of the page. Click on the page name. You will then be taken then into the area to find Steps 2 for Categories & Step 3 for Metadata. Once completed with the area be sure to click Save.
 
How do I remove an Image I put in the top area of Jadu web page?
Open, Publishing, Document Pages.
Click to open the page. Click on the Image Library button, then click the No Image button. Save, Submit & Approve.
 
My bullets are black instead of red, why and how do I fix them?
Most likely they were copied over directly instead of using Notepad or Text Edit. In Jadu open the page to edit, then remove the bullets & reapply the bullets using the toolbar bullet tool.
 
The URL (web address) has a number in it, is that correct?
Yes, it is correct an example is:
http://www.dickinson.edu/info/20205/campus_dining/198/biblio_cafe
 
The Navigation boxes found in black that have links to other pages, how do I edit the words and links on them?
Send the text you want changed by email to the helpdesk (helpdesk@dickinson.edu) and be sure to send the link of the page and put the subject of the email as Jadu then a work order ticket will be created for the Office of Marketing & Communications.
 
Banner  and Nolij under Online Tools on the Faculty & Staff page do not work, why?
Banner and Nolij are only accessible when you are on campus,  so if you are off campus those links will not work.
 
What is the best procedure to put my News & Events?
We'll soon be introducing Jadu blogs for those who want to take advantage of similar style news and events feed. For now, you can enter any department/office events through the new events system  (www.dickinson.edu/events) and we can feed those onto your landing/homepage. Then, you could also create a news document page and just add new news on top of the old news.
 
Since the web pages are live as soon as I Submit, Approve & Make Live what it best way to test it?
Under the blue, Actions, choose View Live. Here are also some testing tutorials provided that could be useful: Testing Web Pages Checklist &
Testing Web Page How to Video - Using Chrome, Clearing Cache, Finding & adding a Link & Making one Heading on a Web Page.
 
Is it possible to underline text in Jadu?
The underline formatting is not available since an underline would confuses people viewing the web as they may think an underline is a link. A better option is bold and/or italics.
 
Jadu Glossary & Metadata Details
Metadata Details and Glossary and Web site Related Terms
 
Instructions with Dickinson Web Page Examples:
Lots of Links & Bullets or Ordered Lists
Links with Text & Heading and Text & Page with Table
 
Upcoming Videos & Tutorials:
Need a Jadu function shown in a how to video? Need a Tutorial?
Email me at gribble@dickinson.edu
& I will make it!
 
This web page is being updated daily, so check back often.
 

Last updated on: 16-Apr-2014