Tech Documentation

Create a new Connection in Contribute (CS5)

Posted August 5, 2016

Open Contribute by searching for Contribute, or going to Start->All Programs in Windows (or start it from the Finder or the Dock on your Mac ) When Contribute opens, click “Website Connection” under “Create New” at this welcome screen: After you click ‘Create Connection,’ a dialogue box will appear. Click ‘Next’ to begin. In the […]

Website Image Size and Format Guide

Posted June 14, 2012

For image width dimensions (in pixels)  for specific uses, see typical page layout below. Click image to enlarge. A text-only list version is available at the end of this guide. See the Drupal image positioning guide for further information on the image options available in the WYSIWYG editor/body area. These options apply to our Drupal […]

Making a new page in Contribute

Posted October 25, 2010

If your pages use the Bryn Mawr templates, you should always copy an existing page to create a new page using the same template. Otherwise you will get a blank white page without the Bryn Mawr logo or navigation. To create a new page… 1. In Contribute, navigate to a page in your site with […]

Contribute Basics– editing, links, publishing, etc.

Posted October 21, 2010

Contribute Quick Start Guide Adobe Contribute is both a web browser and editor in one. Use the Contribute browser to view websites just as you would any other web browser. When used as an editor, Contribute enables you to easily update content. You can add new pages, edit text, and insert links and images, as […]

Working with Images in Contribute

Posted October 21, 2010

Working with Images in Contribute Inserting an image from your computer 1. Place the cursor where you would like the image to appear. 2. Click the Image button, then select From My Computer (note: You may select an image you’ve already uploaded by selecting “From Website”) 3. Browse to your image and click Select. Note: […]

Updating PDF or Word documents on your site

Posted October 20, 2010

If you have uploaded a document (such as a PDF or Word document) via Contribute, you may need to update that document later. 1. Edit the document on your computer as usual, then save it with the same file name it currently has on the web. Important: If the file names do not match (including […]

Adding and Formatting a Table for Your Webpage

Posted September 10, 2010

The Contribute manual includes these  instructions for adding and working with tables. Important notes for use of tables with the Bryn Mawr templates: Please use tables for displaying tabular data, not for centering text or performing other layout functions. If you have a table in a Microsoft Excel or Word document, it generally works best […]

Updating Passwords in Adobe Contribute

Posted March 1, 2010

If you need to change or update your password in Contribute (e.g. because you have changed your campus password), follow these instructions: Open Contribute, select your site, and connect to it by clicking “Connect” as usual: You will be prompted to enter your new password. Type your new password and click OK. You should now […]

Contribute keyboard shortcuts

Posted February 24, 2010

Keyboard Shortcuts:  Please note that many keyboard shortcuts are the same as in other programs (e.g. Ctrl+C in Windows or Cmd+C on a Mac to copy). A shortcut you may not know that is very useful in Contribute is Shift+Enter (Windows and Mac) to insert a line break without double spacing. The menu command for […]

How to delete old web pages

Posted February 22, 2010

Deleting old pages helps keep your site organized and prevents people from finding outdated or inaccurate information in web searches. Please take some time to do this. You can delete old pages through Contribute by doing the following: 1. Connect to your site as usual in Contribute, and navigate to the page you wish to […]

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