Saving the templates
You must save a copy of the template before using it. As the template files are read-only you cannot directly modify them.
Having a clear plan of your site's information architecture when using the templates will make the process of constructing your website in the new environment a lot easier. Keep your IA structure in view as you go through the process of saving templates as pages in your site (this applies to creating new webpages or converting existing webpages).
To access the templates
- Open your new site in www.newdev.unisa.edu.au/*
- Click on the Templates folder to view its contents. You will see the three template options
- Double click on a template in the Folder List to open in the right hand (page) screen
- The name of the template displayed in the top bar of the right window in SharePoint Designer should be 'Templates/leftmenu.asp' (or whatever your template choice is)
There are two different ways you can save the template.
- Open the template
- Go to File, then Save As...
- In the Save As dialogue box choose the folder you want to save the file to (this will be a folder you have created eg Current students) or it could be just the general folder for your unit eg 'art'
- Give the file a name. If it is the index or introduction file for a folder, or the home page, call it default.asp (see Naming conventions)
- Select the template you wish to save in the Folder List
- Right click the mouse and select Copy
- Select the folder you want to put the template copy in - this could be www.newdev.unisa.edu.au/* or a folder you have created
- Right click the mouse and select Paste (the template will be saved in the place you have chosen)
- Select this saved template in your Folder List
- Right click the mouse and select Rename
- Type the new name eg default.asp and press Enter (see Naming conventions)
Follow either of these methods each time you want to create a new webpage. You can use any file to create a new file; it doesn't have to be the template each time. Just make sure you are saving the right template.
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