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Authoring Content

The Sidekick

A floating window known as the sidekick appears on the editable page from which new components can be dragged and where actions that apply to the page can be executed. The sidekick window acts as the author's toolbox.

Page Modes

The row of icons at the bottom of the Sidekick is used to switch modes for working with pages.

  • Edit – This is the default mode and allows you to edit the page, add or delete the components, and make other changes
  • Preview – This mode allows you to preview the page as if it were appearing on your website in its final form. Again, the sidekick is minimized. As in design mode, click the arrow on the sidekick to return to edit mode.
  • Design – In this mode, the sidekick is minimized and you have the possibility to edit the design of the page. For example, if you click on "Edit" on the paragraph system, you can add or remove the components available. Stewart.com admins are the only authors with access to design mode. If you feel you are missing components in your sidekick, contact your marketing manager. 
  • Websites – This will open a new browser window and load the current page in the web content management (WCM) console. 
  • Refresh – Refreshes the browser and loads the page again. 

Page Actions

Components

This section gives you access to all components, grouped by category. The Stewart:CC, or common components, will hold most of the components used to author basic content. Components can be dragged onto the page from this panel.

Page Actions

This section provides access to certain page actions that are also accessible in the WCM. 

Versioning

Versions of a page can be annotated and saved for future use. Adding comments can help describe the version. In this view, the "Restore Version" will let you restore the page to previous versions. 

Workflows

Only stewart.com admins have the ability to publish content. All other authors must use workflows to request activation. Once a page has started a workflow, the page becomes locked and no edits can be made until the request for activation either gets approved or rejected. Provide workflow title and comments by clicking on "Additional Information". This message is placed in the email that stewart.com admins get regarding workflows. From the dropdown box labeled "Workflow", select the "Stewart Simple Activation Workflow" when you are ready to request activation for the page you are working on.