To enter the 'members only' part of this website you
have to be a member of one of the commissions, working groups or
projects of OISTAT. To obtain a login-name and password you can get in
touch with the Secretariat.
The new website is a so called CONTENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM. This means
that everyone who is authorised to login is able to add
information in certain parts through a regular browser (after login).
The website can be seen by almost all browsers. For MAC-users internet explorer is no option.
LOGIN: Click on the homepage on one of the menuitems. then
you’re on a page with content and with the mainmenu right on top. Click
on the white circle in this menu just under the image of the ‘half
After login in, you go pass the homepage again by clicking on one of the menuitems.
MEMBERS ONLY PART: You see in the main menu right on top appear the
fourth menu-item ‘MEMBERS ONLY’. Click on it and on the right column, you will
see the menu-items for ‘members only’. You’ll be able to read all the
information that is under the items, but will only be able to add menus
or documents for your own section.
MAKING NEW MENUITEMS AND PUBLISHING DOCUMENTS: under the menu where
you see the name ‘forum’ you see also a the name ‘add menu item’: click on the word and
you will be able to make a new menu-item with a document attached to it.
ADDING A MENU-ITEM
After clicking you will see a small popup: fill in the name for the menu – for instance the name or the subject of the text and perhaps your own name- click on ok and wait some seconds (depending on the speed of your internetconnection). Then you will see the menu-item appear.
Click on the new created menu item. Under the item and the button ‘add menu item’ you will see the button ‘add document’.
ADDING A DOCUMENT
Click on the 'icon' left of the text ‘add document’, after a few seconds the popup of the cms-system will appear: now you’re in the documenteditor (you can click on the tab above to bring yourself to the 'documenteditor'). Wait until everything is loaded. You can type a document yourself or you can add a complete document by copying and paste.
For mac-users it is necessary to first put your document in the programm texteditor, and then paste in hte documenteditor of the website.
GIVING THE DOCUMENT A NAME
Don’t forget to give your document a name: preferably the same name as the menu-item. This is important to be able to find your document back in the document folder.
LAY OUT OF THE DOCUMENT
After having the document on screen in the documenteditor you can edit it. Just under where you fill in the name of the document you see a possiblity to make headers in your document. Click on it and you see that you have 5 options: option 1 is the biggest header, option 4 the smallest.
Go first to the text you want to be a header, put the cursor there on it and then click on header 1, 2 etc. (kop 1, 2 etc.).The text is marked as header and will appear later on in the predetermined colors of the website.
SAVING THE DOCUMENT
On the right side of where you entered the documentname you see the button ‘save document’ .Do it! AND DON’T FORGET IT: YOUR DOCUMENT WILL BE LOST IF YOU DON’T.
CHECKING THE DOCUMENT
Go back to the website itself (without login out). Click on on the button ‘renewing’ or refresh’ or 'reload' of your browser. Then you see the document appear as IT IS PUBLISHED ON THE WEBSITE. If you want to make changes, click on the icon of ‘edit this document’ in the document and make adaptations. Again don’t forget to save your document.
FINISHED: LOG OUT
You locate the cursor on where you want to insert an image in the text, and click the 'add media from media library' button on the tool bar. The button appears as a painting. The system automatically opens the media library tab. Move to and check the file you want and click in the insert column on the green checkmark next to the version you want to insert.
You can upload images to the media library for your use. The images will be saved in the file folder assigned to your commission. The upload button appears as an arrow pointing upward.
Make a file available for download is the same process as inserting an images, but instead you insert a 'document' from the media library.
INSERTING AN EXTERNAL HYPERLINK
First you select the text that you want to create a link, and click the insert link icon (this appears as the link of a chain) in the toolbar. A dialog is displayed. You choose the link type as external link, and fill in the additional fields and components:
-The clickable text in document is initially taken from whatever you had selected when you decided to insert a link.
-The url is the address of the web page you are linking to.
-With open in you specify whether a new window is to be opened when a visitor clicks the link.
* If you would like to publish information on the public part of the website, please contact the Secretariat for assistance.Any feedback on the use of website and the USERSGUIDE is welcome and highly appreciated.