An easy way to use tables on your pages is with one of our predefined “snippets.” These can be found by clicking on the snippet icon (on the second row of your toolbar, second from the right).
Select category “tables,” then under “snippet” you can choose from right, center or left alignment.
Our predefined tables come with alternating beige- & white-shaded rows.
You can replace the sample text and delete or add columns or rows as needed. Click on the table after it’s inserted, then you can select any of the icons in the bottom row of your toolbar to edit it. Hovering over an icon will bring up text with its function, such as deleting, inserting, merging or splitting rows or columns.
The far-left icon provides a dialog box with overall table properties, such as padding. I like to use cell padding of about 7 px so there’s a buffer between the table contents and other elements surrounding it.
You can also see OU documentation about tables or watch their tutorial (and feel free to search around their site for other helpful resources).
OmniUpdate allows you to send a page to another user for review before publishing.
If you have been set up with an approver, instead of a “publish now” button, you will have the option to “send for approval.” You can select your approver from a drop-down menu of OmniUpdate users.
Select “send external email” and they’ll receive an email with a link to your page, where they can either revert your changes, approve the page, edit it, or send it back to you for more editing. They will have the option of sending you an email notification of their action from within the system.
Even if you don’t have an approver, you can send a page to another user in a similar way. The system will include a link in the email where they can preview an unpublished page within OmniUpdate.
Be aware, however, that sending a page will check it out to the user until they take action. Only administrators can cancel this checkout (a note to admins: this can be done under the Admin/Checked Out Content tab, not at the Content/Pages file listing.)
Checked Out Content
Regardless of how you manage your workflow, it’s a good practice to check your pages back in when you’re finished editing. Publishing a page will automatically check it back in, but saving it will not.
You can click on the “Dashboard” tab, then “Current Projects” to see the list of files checked out to you. They can be checked back in by clicking on the status icon.