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Guided Tours: Steps

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Description[edit]

The guided tours give users the ability to complete walk-throughs (or tours) to better understand the interface they are learning to use. Steps are necessary in the building of a tour.

How to Access[edit]

System  Manage  Guided Tours

Enter a tour's steps screen by selecting the steps number from the Steps column.

To add a Step:

  • click the New toolbar button

To edit a Step:

  • select a Title from the list

Screenshot[edit]

Guided Tours steps list

Column Headers[edit]

  • Checkbox. Check this box to select steps. To select all steps, check the box in the column heading. After boxes are checked the toolbar button 'Actions' get active.
  • Ordering. You can change the order of a step within a list as follows:
    • Select the Ordering icon Ordering icon in the List heading to make it active.
    • Select one of the Three dots icons Three dots icon and drag it up or down to change the position of that row in the list.
    • In the Filter Options you may limit the list to steps that are assigned, for example to a Language.
    • The ordering of steps in the console determines the order in which the steps will be run during a tour.
  • Title. The title of the step. Edit the step by clicking on the Title.
  • Description. A truncated description of the step.
  • Type. The type of the step, 'Next', 'Redirect' or 'Interactive'. 'Next' walks the user through the next step, 'Redirect' redirects to another page, 'Interactive' allows user interactions.
  • ID. A unique identification number for this step, you cannot change this number.

List Filters[edit]

Search bar. Near the top of the page you will see the search bar shown in the Screenshot above.

  • Search by Text. Enter part of the search term and click the Search icon. Hover to see a Tooltip indicating which fields will be searched.
    To 'Search by ID' enter "id:x", where "x" is the ID number (for example, "id:19").
    • Note. When step titles and descriptions are language keys, they are not searchable.
  • Filter Options. Click to display the additional filters.
  • Clear. Click to clear the Filter field and restore the list to its unfiltered state.
  • Ordering. Shows the current list ordering field. 2 ways to change the order:
    • Select from the dropdown list. Ordering may be in ascending or descending order.
    • Click a column heading. The column heading toggles between ascending and descending order.
  • Number to Display. Shows the number of steps in a list. Select from the dropdown list to change the number displayed.
    The default for a site is '20' but this may be changed in the Global Configuration.

Filter Options[edit]

Near the top of the page you will see the filter bar shown in the Screenshot above.

  • Select Status. Select from Trashed / Unpublished / Published / Archived / All.

Pagination[edit]

Page Controls. When the number of steps is more than one page, you will see a page control bar near the bottom of the page shown in the Screenshot above. The current page number being viewed has a dark colour background.

  • Start. Click to go to the first page.
  • Prev. Click to go to the previous page.
  • Page numbers. Click to go to the desired page.
  • Next. Click to go to the next page.
  • End. Click to go to the last page.

Toolbar[edit]

At the top of the page you will see the toolbar shown in the Screenshot above.

  • New. Opens the editing screen to create a new step.
  • Actions. Reveals a list of actions for selected steps. Check one or more steps checkboxes to activate the list.
    • Publish. Makes the selected steps available for the tour.
    • Unpublish. Makes the selected steps unavailable for the tour.
    • Archive. Changes the status of the selected steps to indicate that they are archived.
    • Check-in. Checks-in the selected steps.
    • Trash. Changes the status of the selected steps to indicate that they are trashed.
  • Options. Opens Guided Tours: Options.
  • Help. Opens this help screen.

Quick Tips[edit]

  • To see trashed and archived steps, set the Status filter to 'All'.
  • To empty the trash, set the Status filter to 'Trashed'. Select the steps to trash. In the toolbar, select 'Empty Trash'.