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Users User Notes Edit

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Edit a note or comment on a specific user

Description

User notes are pieces of information which can be assigned to registered users on your Joomla! site. These notes can contain for example comments about 'offending' or 'difficult' users etc.

In this screen you can create an user note or edit an user note. The 'editor' will be the chosen 'editor' for the user editing the note. Examples: TinyMCE - JCE - Codemirror

How to access

To edit an existing user note, navigate to the User Notes tab of the User Manager (Users → User Manager → User Notes). Then

  1. click on the user name or
  2. click on the check box for the user note and click on the Edit button.

To create a new user note,

  1. select Users → User Notes → Add User Note from the menu or
  2. click on the New button in the User Manager: User Notes screen.


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Details

  • Subject: The subject line for the note.
  • User: The user for the note. You can select an existing user
  • Category: (Uncategorised). The category that this item is assigned to.
  • Status: (Published/Unpublished/Archived/Trashed). Set publication status.
  • Review Date: Review date is a manually entered date you can use as fits in your workflow. Examples would be to put in a date that you want to review a user or the last date you reviewed the user.
  • Version Note: Enter an optional note for this version of the item.
  • Note: Enter the note.

Toolbar

At the top you will see the toolbar:

User Notes: New:

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The functions are:

  • Save: Saves the user note and stays in the current screen.
  • Save & Close. Saves the user note and closes the current screen.
  • Save & New. Saves the user note and keeps the editing screen open and ready to create another user note.
  • Cancel. Closes the current screen and returns to the previous screen without saving any modifications you may have made.
  • Help. Opens this help screen.

User Notes: Edit:

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The functions are:

  • Save: Saves the user note and stays in the current screen.
  • Save & Close. Saves the user note and closes the current screen.
  • Save & New. Saves the user note and keeps the editing screen open and ready to create another user note.
  • Save as Copy. Saves your changes to a copy of the current user note. Does not affect the current user note. This toolbar icon is not shown if you are creating a new user note.
  • Versions: Opens the Item Version History window to show any prior versions of this item. This allows you to view older versions of this item and, if desired, restore from an older version. See Version History for more information.
  • Cancel. Closes the current screen and returns to the previous screen without saving any modifications you may have made.
  • Help. Opens this help screen.

TinyMCE Editor

TinyMCE is the default editor for both front-end and back-end users. TinyMCE is a WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get) editor that allows users a familiar word-processing interface to use when editing Articles and other content. TinyMCE can be configured with three different sets of toolbar buttons: Set 0, Set 1, and Set 2. This is set as an option in the Plugin Manager for the 'Editor - TinyMCE' plugin. Set 0 is the most extended toolbar and is by default assigned to the Administrator, Editor and Super Users. Set 1 is assigned to the Manager end Registered. Set 2 is assigned to Public.

Set 1 Toolbar

The set 1 toolbar provides a three-row (depending your screen) toolbar as shown below:

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This is the default setting for Manager and Registered. The 3-row toolbar provides many standard editing commands, as follows:

Top Row.

  • Buttons in the upper left allow you to make text bold, italic, underlined, or strikethrough. Next to that are buttons for align left, right, center, and full.
  • Styles. Caption and System Pagebreak styles can be set. Highlight the desired text and select the style. This will allow this text to be formatted based on CSS rules.
  • Format. Select pre-defined formats for Paragraph, Address, Heading1, and so on.
  • Unordered List, Ordered list, Outdent (move left) and Indent (indent right).
  • Undo (Ctrl+Z) and Re-do (Ctrl+Y).

Second Row.

  • Insert/Edit Link. To insert or edit a link, select the linked text and press this button. A popup dialog displays that lets you enter details about the link.
  • Unlink. To remove a link, highlight the linked text and press this button.
  • Insert/Edit Anchor. An anchor is a bookmark inside an article that lets you link directly to that point in the article. To insert an anchor, move the cursor to the desired location within the article and click this button. A window will display. Enter the name of the Anchor and press Insert. A small anchor icon will show in the location of the anchor. You can edit the name of the anchor by clicking on it and pressing this button. You can delete the anchor just by selecting it and pressing the Delete key.
  • Edit HTML Source. A popup displays showing the HTML source code, allowing you to edit the HTML source code.
  • Insert Horizontal Ruler.
  • Insert New Table, Table Row Properties, Table Cell Properties, Insert Row Before, Insert Row After, Delete Row, Insert Column Before, Insert Column After, Delete Column, Split Merged Table Cells, Merge Table Cells.
  • Subscript, Superscript, Insert Custom Character
  • Cut, Copy, Paste, Paste as Plain Text, Paste from Word. Often when copying and pasting text from other sources, such as PDF files, Word documents, or web pages, the selected text contains formatting information that is not needed or wanted. Using the Paste as Plain Text will strip out all formatting from the text. Paste as Word tries to preserve some of the formatting while stripping out unnecessary formatting.
  • Preview text in popup
  • Insert Module, Menu, Contact, Field. In a popup you can choose the item you want to insert.

Third Row.

  • Insert Article, Image, Page Break, Read More. In a popup you can choose the item you want to insert.


Set 2 Toolbar


The set 2 toolbar provides one row of buttons as shown below.

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First Row.

  • Buttons allow you to make text bold, italic, underlined, or strikethrough.
  • Undo (Ctrl+Z) and Re-do (Ctrl+Y).
  • Unordered list, Ordered list.
  • Cut, Copy, Paste, Paste as Plain Text, Paste from Word. Often when copying and pasting text from other sources, such as PDF files, Word documents, or web pages, the selected text contains formatting information that is not needed or wanted. Using the Paste as Plain Text will strip out all formatting from the text. Paste as Word tries to preserve some of the formatting while stripping out unnecessary formatting.
  • Insert Field, Image, Read More. In a popup you can choose the item you want to insert.

Set 0 Toolbar


The set 0 toolbar provides the most extensive editing options, as shown below.

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This option provides all of the same buttons as documented in the Set 1 (Advanced) Toolbar above. In addition, the following options are available:

First Row.

  • Font Family. Select the desired font.
  • Font Size. Select the desired font size.
  • Find and Find/Replace.

Second Row.

  • Select Text Color or Background Color.
  • Toggle Full Screen Mode.
  • Insert New Table, Table Row Properties, Table Cell Properties, Insert Row Before, Insert Row After, Delete Row, Insert Column Before, Insert Column After, Delete Column, Split Merged Table Cells, Merge Table Cells.
  • Insert Emotions.
  • Insert Embedded Media. To insert embedded media (such as Flash), place the cursor at the desired location and press this button. A popup dialog will display that allows you to enter the Type, File or URL, and other information about the media.
  • Insert horizontal line.
  • Direction Left to Right and Direction Right to Left. These buttons allow you to enter or change the text direction, for example for languages that read right to left.
  • Cut, Copy, Paste, Paste as Plain Text, Paste from Word. Often when copying and pasting text from other sources, such as PDF files, Word documents, or web pages, the selected text contains formatting information that is not needed or wanted. Using the Paste as Plain Text will strip out all formatting from the text. Paste as Word tries to preserve some of the formatting while stripping out unnecessary formatting.

Third Row.

  • Show/Hide Visual Control Characters (like paragraph endings).
  • Show/Hide Block Elements.
  • Insert Non-Breaking Space Character.
  • Block Quote.
  • Insert Predefined Template Content.

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