Creating documentsWhen entering a document, you immediately see a window showing the most frequently accessed fields.
Code (and URL)
This field stores a unique document code, which is also used as a URL. Please note that you do not need to include html., htm., etc., in this code. URLs in other documents that point at your pages can, however, include such extensions - the document will be found with or without them.
This is what appears in the title bar of your browser window.
By default, Page Title is an Auto Field, meaning that Caliban will construct it automatically, in accordance with good search engine optimization practices - the title is important in getting your page found and Caliban makes sure that it mirrors the page content.
To manually enter your Page Title, turn off the Auto check box.
Specify the template that you want to use for this page.
This is set to Page by default and should be left so for all normal work.
Choose which of your user-defined Classes you wish to apply.
Heading, Subheading, Extra 1, 2,and 3
The use of these is fairly self-explanatory, with the Extra fields there for whatever information you wish to store in them.
This is the text that forms the body of the page. (You can also include Objects.)
Note regarding the use of HTML
Caliban is specifically designed so that you do not need an understanding of HTML to create and maintain pages. There a limited degree of HTML involvement in setting up templates, though, if you follow our instructions, no HTML knowledge is required. However, users who have some familiarity with HTML can put it to good use.
HTML tags included in Caliban documents will be included in the page. So, for instance, using <:b&mt: and <:/b&mt: in the Main Text field to start and finish a block of emboldened text will generate bold text in the browser.
This field lets you specify who created and 'owns' the page. It is used mainly for finding content in searches
Attach main image
This link opens another pane of the window allowing you to attach an image to your page.
If you have access to the image library, you can use the Browse button to upload a file to Caliban. When the image has been successfully entered, it will display in the window.
Resize width and height
You can use these fields to resize the size at which you image displays. Please note that leaving either of them blank causes the image to resize in proportion to the other axis.
If your image is already on the web, you can enter its URL here and check that it is valid by hitting the Test button. When the image has been successfully entered, it will display in the window.
Entering a URL here makes he image a clickable link. Check that it is valid by hitting the Test button.
Auto Fields link
Hitting this link displays two additional fields, Meta Keywords and Meta Description, which are used to a greater or lesser extent by search engines. Caliban populates these fields automatically, based on preferences and page content, but you can edit them here if you wish, by first ruing off the Auto Format Keywords and Description check box.
Displays all existing Objects for this page
Displays the pane for entering URLs and Labels for the Next and Previous pages. Hitting the Test buttons checks that the URLs are valid.
Add new link
Caliban allows you to define as many outgoing links as you like for a page and here is where you do it.
Add new object
This link brings up a pane for adding an Object to the document.
Objects behave in fundamentally the same way as the main page items (see above), though there are some additional fields:
Lets you give the Object a name
Lets you use an existing Object as the basis for a new one, by entering the code of the previous Object here.
Defines the order in which the Objects will display
Allows a 2-level hierarchy of Objects, based on whether this check box is ticked or not. The way that this hierarchy displays is controlled by Tokens.
Lets you save the page locally as an HTML file.
Next Record/Previous Record
Let you click forwards and backwards through your list of records.
Returns you to the list of Documents
Previews the page in a browser
Saves the changes to the Document
Save Page As
Saves the Document with a different name
Save and Duplicate
Saves the Document and creates a duplicate.