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Inserting Assets Overview

Once assets have created, content contributors can utilize assets. Assets are inserted via the WYSIWYG Editor.

Inserting an Asset with the WYSIWYG Editor

Most often, an asset will be available to insert on a page while editing in the WYSIWYG Editor. Content editing might also be configured so that when clicking on an editable region button, the user is only presented with an asset chooser. Once a page has subscribed to the asset, any changes in the asset will update the page and republish it. The republishing of pages subscribed to assets can be throttled by administrators with the configuration of the publish threshold setting.

  1. While in the WYSIWYG Editor, place the cursor where the asset will be entered.
  2. Then find and click on the Insert Asset icon in the toolbar.

    WYSIWYG Asset Manager Icon

  3. From the Asset Browser, choose the asset from the list of available assets. Optionally, a user can filter the list by tag, type, or site. Assets from all sites within an account are shown, unless otherwise restricted except for Managed Form Assets, which are site specific, are also only shown in the site in which they were created.

    WYSIWYG Asset Browser

  4. Click on Select Asset.

The asset will be entered into the page where the cursor was placed. If the asset is a Text Only Asset, or a Web Content Asset with no block level HTML code (such as p or div tags), the asset will preview with the content inside of a wrapper.

If the asset is a Web Content Asset with block level HTML code, a Source Code Asset, an Image Gallery Asset, or a Managed Form Asset, it cannot be previewed in the WYSIWYG Editor, but it will still have a wrapper. Note that even though the asset is not displayed in the WYSIWYG Editor, most will still render in the page preview. Source Code Assets will not always render with preview.

To delete an asset from a page in the WYSIWYG Editor, click anywhere on the asset wrapping and press the Delete key.

Note: documents in Portable Document Format (PDF) require Adobe Acrobat Reader 5.0 or higher to view,
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Note: documents in Excel format (XLS) require Microsoft Viewer,
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Note: documents in Word format (DOC) require Microsoft Viewer,
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Note: documents in Powerpoint format (PPT) require Microsoft Viewer,
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Note: documents in Quicktime Movie format [MOV] require Apple Quicktime,
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 Last Modified 10/6/14