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==How to Access==
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Navigate to the [[screen.polls.15|Poll Manager]]. To add a new Poll, click the 'New' icon in the toolbar. To edit an existing Poll, click the Poll's Name or check the Poll's checkbox and press the 'Edit' icon in the toolbar.
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==Description==
 
==Description==
In this screen you have the ability to create a new poll(when you click on the 'New' button in the Poll Manager), or to edit an existing poll (when you select a poll and click on the 'Edit' button in the Poll Manager).
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This is where you add a new Poll or edit an existing Poll. You can place Polls on a web page by adding a Poll Module that references this Poll. See the [[screen.modulessite.edit.15#Poll|Module Manager - Site]] for more information about Poll Modules.
  
 
==Screenshot==
 
==Screenshot==
[[Image:Polls2.png]]
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[[Image:Poll new edit.png]]
 
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==Details and description==
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You will see different fields where you can fill in or edit information of the poll. These are:
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'''Name:''' Fill in the name of the poll. This field is required.
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'''Alias:''' This name is a shortened title of the poll, used when using SEF.
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'''Lag:''' This is the time which must pass before a user may submit another vote in this poll.
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'''Published:''' Select Yes when you want the section to be published, and No when you do not want the section to be published.
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'''Options:''' These fields are used for the questions. You may enter up to 12 questions for each poll.
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==Typical Usage==
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==Details==
You will use the Poll Manager New/Edit when you want to add a new poll, or edit an existing pol. Here you will find some of the reasons for the use of this screen.  
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*'''Title:''' The Title of the poll. This field is required. This is the name that will display in the ''Poll Title'' column of the [[screen.polls.15|Poll Manager]].
*You want to create a new poll.
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{{colheader|Alias}}
*You want to change the name or alias of a poll.
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*'''Lag.''' The number of seconds which must pass before a user may submit another vote in this Poll. This can be used to limit a user to one vote within a given time period.
*You want to change the questions to display.
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*'''Published.''' Whether or nor the Poll has been published.
*You want to change the lag time for a poll.
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*'''Option 1 - Option 12.''' Enter up to 12 Options for the user to choose from.
  
 
==Toolbar==
 
==Toolbar==
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The functions are:  
 
The functions are:  
{{toolbaricon|Preview}}
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*'''Preview.''' Opens a popup window that displays a preview of the Poll options.
 
{{toolbaricon|Save}}
 
{{toolbaricon|Save}}
 
{{toolbaricon|Apply}}
 
{{toolbaricon|Apply}}
{{toolbaricon|Cancel}}
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{{toolbaricon|Close}}
 
{{toolbaricon|Help}}
 
{{toolbaricon|Help}}
  
==Points to Watch==
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==Quick Tips==
None known at this time.
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* Polls are placed on specific pages by adding 'mod_poll' Modules in the [[screen.modules.15|Module Manager]].
  
==Dependencies==
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==Related Information==
For the poll to show in the page, you need to add a poll module using the module manager:
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*To find and edit existing Poll: [[screen.polls.15|Poll Manager]]
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*To place Polls on Pages: [[screen.modules.15|Module Manager]]
  
[[Image:polls5.png]]
 
  
<noinclude>{{cathelp|1.5|Poll Manager|Components}}</noinclude>
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<noinclude>{{cathelp|1.5|Poll Manager Helps Screens|Components Help Screens}}</noinclude>

Latest revision as of 21:21, 4 August 2012

Contents

How to Access

Navigate to the Poll Manager. To add a new Poll, click the 'New' icon in the toolbar. To edit an existing Poll, click the Poll's Name or check the Poll's checkbox and press the 'Edit' icon in the toolbar.

Description

This is where you add a new Poll or edit an existing Poll. You can place Polls on a web page by adding a Poll Module that references this Poll. See the Module Manager - Site for more information about Poll Modules.

Screenshot

Poll new edit.png

Details

  • Title: The Title of the poll. This field is required. This is the name that will display in the Poll Title column of the Poll Manager.
  • Alias. The internal name of the item. Normally, you can leave this blank and Joomla! will fill in a default value. The default value is the Title or Name in lower case and with dashes instead of spaces. You may enter the Alias manually. The Alias should consist of lowercase letters and hyphens (-). No blank spaces or underscores are allowed. The Alias will be used in the URL when SEF is activated. Note: If the title consists of non-Latin characters, the Alias will default to the current date and time, for example "2009-02-11-17-54-38".
  • Lag. The number of seconds which must pass before a user may submit another vote in this Poll. This can be used to limit a user to one vote within a given time period.
  • Published. Whether or nor the Poll has been published.
  • Option 1 - Option 12. Enter up to 12 Options for the user to choose from.

Toolbar

At the top right you will see the toolbar:

Button-row-polls.png

The functions are:

  • Preview. Opens a popup window that displays a preview of the Poll options.
  • Save. Save it and return to editing the menu details.
  • Apply. Save it, but stay in the same screen. If you have been working on a screen for a long time and don't want to risk losing your work, pressing Apply saves your work and lets you continue working. If, for example, you lost your Internet connection, your work will be saved up this point.
  • Close. Return to the previous screen without saving your work. If you press Close while adding a new item, this new item will not be created. If you were modifying an existing item, the modifications will not be saved.
  • Help. Opens this Help Screen.

Quick Tips

  • Polls are placed on specific pages by adding 'mod_poll' Modules in the Module Manager.

Related Information