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News and Updates about the SERC Content Management System

Revised Page Urls
Posted: Jan 16 2009
The page creation interface has been revised to allow you to specify the url.
No CAPTCHAs for Logged in Folks
Posted: Nov 11 2008
People who are logged in will no longer have to fill out the CAPTCHA's at the bottom of forms, since they've already proved their humanity by signing up for an account. Forms that request email addresses and first/last names will also have those fields pre-filled out based on existing account information.
Firefox-HTML mode bug
Posted: Oct 16 2008
There is a bug in the current version of Firefox that appears to randomly remove spaces between words when editing in the html view.
How to Fix Unwanted Bolding
Posted: Oct 16 2008
Several people have run into problems with text turning bold at some point in a page and then not being able unbold the text. Here's what's going on and a simple solution.
Cleaning MS-Word Detrius
Posted: Oct 14 2008
The editing interface now attempts to strip ugly formatting tags from text that is copy and pasted in from Word. Simply saving the text should do the trick. Let me know if this doesn't work or if there appear to be unwanted side-effects of this feature (resulting in wanted stuff disappearing).
Classic Interface Available
Posted: Sep 23 2008
Hopefully not following the New Coke tradition there is now a Classic Editing Level option that will give you the old non-WYSIWYG interface. This is for emergency use if the new interface seems to blow up on something. Please let me know in that case so I can make it not blow up.
Submitted Materials can be Tracked
Posted: Sep 22 2008
The final destination of materials submitted through forms which are subsequently moved into pages (through our usual semi-automatic process) is now tracked. So that when looking at the original submission (in the queue) you can follow the "moved here" link to go to the page that submission transfered to. Sadly this is not retroactive...
Black Diamond Update
Posted: Sep 18 2008
Following on the switch to the new editing tools those pesky black diamonds representing odd characters in your text will be handled a little better.
Major CMS Overhaul
Posted: Sep 17 2008
The editing tools in the CMS have just undergone a major reworking. If you edit in the CMS you'll want to read this!
More Fixes for Special Characters
Posted: Jul 30 2008
We've done some automatic search and replace that has gotten rid of most of the problematic special characters mostly em dashes.