FAQ: How to Create and Edit a LiveText Document

Overview

Some assignments may include an Assignment Template. An Assignment Template serves as a master document from which users draw upon as a starting point to author their work. Once a document template is selected and a title is given, it then becomes a LiveText document with a unique document ID that is ready for use.


If no Assignment Template exists, a new LiveText document can be created within the Documents area. Alternately, an assignment may be attached and submitted in another file format during the Assignment Submission Process.


Create a New Document

All documents are created from document templates.

  1. Click the LiveText Docs tab located in the top center of the screen.
  2. From within the My Work tab, click the New button.
  3. On the Create a Document Page choose a folder from the dropdown menu.
  4. Choose a document template and click Create Document
  5. Enter a Title and a Description (Optional).
  6. Click the Save as New Document button located on the lower right side, below the Template Outline.

The document will open and is ready for use.

Note: A Template Outline will appear on the right side of the screen once a document template has been selected. The outline reflects the page and section titles of the document template. The document structure, titles, and content may be modified after the document has been created.

Create/Edit a Page

Users can create, sort, hide, unhide, edit titles, copy, delete, and edit/modify pages within a document.

  1. From within a document, click the Manage Pages button. The Manage Pages button is located below the Page List on the left hand side of the document.
  2. Click the New button.
  3. Enter a Page Title.
  4. Click the OK button.
  5. The page will be displayed in the Manage Pages screen.
  6. Click the Close button in the top right corner of the screen to view the document.


Edit/Modify a Page

  1. From within a document, click the Manage Pages button. The Manage Pages button is located below the Page List on the left hand side of the document.
  2. Select the checkbox to the left of the page you wish to edit/modify.
  3. The Manage Pages screen displays options to create, sort, hide, unhide, edit titles, copy, and delete pages.
  4. When finished editing or managing pages, click the Close button.

Note:  Refer to the documentation for Create/Edit a Section for more information about managing sections of a page.


Sort a Page

  1. From within a document, click the Manage Pages button. The Manage Pages button is located below the Page List on the left hand side of the document.
  2. Click the Page Order button.
  3. Select a page title.
  4. Click the up and down scrolling arrows to order the pages.
  5. Click the Save button.
  6. The ordered pages will be displayed in the Manage Pages screen.
  7. When finished editing or managing pages, click the Close button.

Hide a Page

  1. From within a document, click the Manage Pages button. The Manage Pages button is located below the Page List on the left hand side of the document.
  2. Select the checkbox to the left of each page to be hidden.
  3. Click the Hide button.
  4. The page title(s) will be visible in gray in the Manage Pages screen, but will not be visible in view mode.
  5. Click the Close button in the top right corner of the screen to view the document.

Unhide a Page

  1. From within a document, click the Manage Pages button. The Manage Pages button is located below the Page List on the left hand side of the document.
  2. Select the checkbox to the left of each page that is hidden. The title of each hidden page is displayed in gray.
  3. Click the Unhide button.
  4. The page title(s) will be visible in black in the Manage Pages screen, and will be visible in view mode.
  5. Click the Close button in the top right corner of the screen to view the document.

Edit a Page Title

  1. From within a document, click the Manage Pages button. The Manage Pages button is located below the Page List on the left hand side of the document.
  2. Select the checkbox to the left of each page title to be edited.
  3. Click the Edit Titles button.
  4. Enter/modify the title for each page.
  5. Click the Save button.
  6. Click the Close button in the top right corner of the screen to view the document.

Copy a Page

  1. From within a document, click the Manage Pages button. The Manage Pages button is located below the Page List on the left hand side of the document.
  2. Select the checkbox to the left of each page to be copied.
  3. Click the Copy button.
  4. A copy of each page selected will be displayed in the Manage Pages screen.
  5. Click the Close button in the top right corner of the screen to view the document.

Note: Copying a page will copy all sections and content within the page.
 

Delete a Page

  1. From within a document, click the Manage Pages button. The Manage Pages button is located below the Page List on the left hand side of the document.
  2. Select the checkbox to the left of each page to be deleted.
  3. Click the Delete button.
  4. The page(s) selected will be deleted.
  5. Click the Close button in the top right corner of the screen to view the document.

Note: Deleting a page will delete all sections and content within the page.
 

Create/Edit a Section

Users can create, sort, hide, unhide, edit titles, copy, delete, and edit/modify sections within a page.


Create a New Section

  1. From within a document, click the page title in the Page List to be edited.
  2. Click the Manage Content button located in the top right corner of each page within the document.
  3. Click the Create Section button on the left side of the screen.
  4. Select the section type (e.g. Text & Image, Standards, Resources, Rubric, Form Viewer) from the dropdown menu.
  5. Enter a Section Title.
  6. Click the OK button.
  7. The section will be displayed in the Manage Content screen.
  8. Click the Close button located in the top right corner of the screen to view the document.

Edit/Modify a Section

  1. From within a document, click the page title to be edited.
  2. Click the Manage Content button located in the top right corner of each page within the document.
  3. Click the title of the section you wish to edit/modify.
  4. Edit/Modify the content within the section.
  5. Click the Save & Finish button in the top right corner of the screen to view the document.

Note:
The steps and process for editing a section will vary based on the section type. Please refer to the documentation for editing Text & Image, Standards, Resources, Rubric, or Form Viewer sections.
 

Sort a Section

  1. From within a document, click the page title to be edited.
  2. Click the Manage Content button located in the top right corner of each page within the document.
  3. Click the Section Order button.
  4. Select a section title.
  5. Click the up and down scrolling arrows to order the sections.
  6. Click the Save button.
  7. The ordered sections will be displayed in the Manage Content screen.
  8. Click the Close button located in the top right corner of the screen to view the document.


Hide a Section

  1. From within a document, click the page title to be edited.
  2. Click the Manage Content button located in the top right corner of each page within the document.
  3. Select the checkbox to the left of each section to be hidden.
  4. Click the Hide button.
  5. The section title(s) will be visible in gray in the Manage Content screen, but will not be visible in view mode.
  6. Click the Close button in the top right corner of the screen to view the document.


Unhide a Section

  1. From within a document, click the page title to be edited.
  2. Click the Manage Content button located in the top right corner of each page within the document.
  3. Select the checkbox to the left of each section to be unhidden. The title of each hidden section is displayed in gray.
  4. Click the Unhide button.
  5. The section title(s) will be visible in black in the Manage Content screen, and will be visible in view mode.
  6. Click the Close button in the top right corner of the screen to view the document.


Edit a Section Title

  1. From within a document, click the page title to be edited.
  2. Click the Manage Content button located in the top right corner of each page within the document.
  3. Select the checkbox to the left of each section title to be edited.
  4. Click the Edit Titles button.
  5. Enter/modify the title for each section.
  6. Click the Save button.
  7. Click the Close button in the top right corner of the screen to view the document.


Copy a Section

  1. From within a document, click the page title to be edited.
  2. Click the Manage Content button located in the top right corner of each page within the document.
  3. Select the checkbox to the left of each section to be copied.
  4. A copy of the section(s) will be displayed in the Manage Content screen.
  5. Click the Close button in the top right corner of the screen to view the document.

Note: Copying a section will copy all content within the section.


Delete a Section

  1. From within a document, click the page title to be edited.
  2. Click the Manage Content button located in the top right corner of each page within the document.
  3. Select the checkbox to the left of each section to be deleted.
  4. Click the Delete button.
  5. The section(s) selected will be deleted.
  6. Click the Close button in the top right corner of the screen to view the document.

Note: Deleting a section will delete all content within the section.


Text & Image

  1. From within the document, click the Edit link that corresponds with the Text & Image section you wish to edit. The Edit link is located to the right of each section.
  2. Rename the Text & Image section by entering a new Section Title located above the Section Editor toolbar.
  3. Author within the editor, add an image, or add attachments within the Text & Image Section.
  4. Click the Save Changes button.
  5. When finished editing, click the Save & Finish button to view the document.

Note: Click the Paste as plain text icon (clipboard with the T) to paste text from other editors (e.g. Microsoft Word, AppleWorks). Once you begin working in a Text & Image section, an auto save feature automatically saves work every 30 seconds. Saving often by clicking the Save Changes button is recommended.


Author within the Editor

  1. From within the document, click the Edit link that corresponds with the Text & Image section you wish to edit. The Edit link is located to the right of each section.
  2. Click the text box, type text into the editor, and format with the HTML editor toolbar. Text from other editors can be pasted into the editor.
  3. Click the Save Changes button.
  4. When finished editing, click the Save & Finish button in the top right corner of the Text & Image section to view the document.


Add an Image

  1. Start from the Text & Image Section Editor page. 
  2. Click the edit button in the Inserted Image section, which is located underneath the Section Editor Box
  3. Go to the Uncategorized Label dropdown menu and choose the label where the file is located in the File Manager. By default, users should see files in the Uncategorized label.
  4. Click the Add button under the Actions heading for the file you wish to insert.
  5. Once the image is selected, it will automatically display at the top of the page.
  6. Users can optionally type a caption for the image, specify the display size, and select a placement for the image in the document.
  7. To replace a new image, simply follow the same procedures above and the old image will be replaced respectively.
  8. When finished adding or replacing the image, click the Save Changes button to go back to the Text & Image Editor or click the Save & Finish button to go back to the Document View page.

Note: If you have not uploaded your image to the File Manager, you can click the Upload New... button on top of the area.


Add an Attachment

There is a limit of ten attachments per Text & Image section. Create additional Text & Image sections to add more than ten attachments to the document.

  1. Start from the Text & Image Section Editor page.
  2. Click the edit button in the Inserted Files section, which is located underneath the Section Editor Box.
  3. Go to the Uncategorized Label dropdown menu and choose the label where the file is located in the File Manager. By default, users should see files in the Uncategorized label.
  4. Click the Add button under the Actions heading for the file you wish to insert.
  5. Once the file is added, it automatically attaches to the document. The inserted files list is located at the top of this page. To remove, click the Remove button associated with the file you wish to remove.
  6. When finished adding or replacing the image, click the Save Changes button to go back to the Text & Image Editor or click the Save & Finish button to go back to the Document View page.

Note: If you have not uploaded your file to the File Manager, you can click the Upload New... button on top of the area.


Standards & Outcomes

  1. From within the document, click the Edit link that corresponds with the Standards section you wish to edit. The Edit link is located to the right of each section.
  2. Click the Add New tab.
  3. Select a Standards Set Library from the drop down menu.
  4. Select a Standards Set from the drop down menu.
  5. Enter any additional Levels or Subjects, Grades, and/or Keywords to refine the search.
  6. Click the Search Button.
  7. After entering search criteria, click the Search button.
  8. Select the checkboxes that correspond with the standards to be added.
  9. Click the Add button located on the lower right area of the page below the Standards list
  10. The added standards can be viewed in the Standards List tab.
  11. Click the Save & Finish button located in the top right corner of the Edit Section screen to view the document with the standards listed.

Rubric

Edit a Rubric Section

  1. From within the document, click the Edit link that corresponds with the Rubric section. The Edit link is located on the right of each section.
  2. Rename the Rubric section (optional) in the Section title text box.

    Add/Edit Rubric Levels (Columns)
  3. Select from the predefined set of levels in the dropdown menu, or click the corresponding Add button located on the right side of the screen for each additional level (or column).
  4. To edit a level, click its title to open an edit window.
    1. Edit the name of the Level.
    2. Adjust the level's Points value, if applicable.
    3. Position the level in relation to the other levels. By default, the level's present position is listed.
    4. To delete a level, click the delete button.
    5. Insert a new level by clicking the insert button (which will shift existing levels to the right).
  5. When finished, click the Save Changes button.

    Add/Edit Rubric Elements/Objectives (Rows)
  6. To add an element, click the Add button on the left side of the screen.
  7. To edit an element, click its title to open an edit window.
    1. Set the element's relative Weight.
    2. Position the element in relation to the other elements. By default, the element's present position is listed. Click the Position field box to view the positions of the elements. To reposition the element, enter a new position number. The other elements in the rubric will shift accordingly.
    3. To delete an element, click the delete button.
    4. Insert a new element by clicking the insert button (This will shift existing elements down).
    5. If standards are added to the document, a list of available standards will appear. These standards can be associated with the rubric element by highlighting the standard(s) from the Available Standards menu and clicking the <></> button. To remove standards from the element, click the standard(s) from the Assigned Standards menu, and click the remove button.
  8. When finished, click the Save Changes button.

    Edit Rubric Cells
  9. Double click the rubric cell that corresponds with the level and element, and enter text. Text from other sources can be pasted (Ctrl + v) into each rubric cell.
  10. Continue editing the rubric cells, then click the Save Changes button
  11. Click the Save and Finish button in the top right corner to view the document.


Form Viewer

Edit a Form Viewer Section

  1. From within the document, click the Edit link that corresponds with the Form Viewer section. The Edit link is located to the right of each section.
  2. Rename the Form Viewer section (optional) in the Section title text box.
  3. Select a form from the Form dropdown menu.
  4. Click the Save button in the bottom right corner to view the document.

The section will display the questions and responses of the form selected.

Note: The Form Viewer section will only retrieve and display form information that you have taken and submitted in your LiveText account.


Document Properties

After a document is created, the document's Title, Description, Type, Layout, or Style may be modified.


Title

  1. From within a document, click the Document Properties button.
  2. Modify the Title.
  3. Click the green Save button on the lower right side of the window.


Description

  1. From within a document, click the Document Properties button.
  2. Modify the Description.
  3. Click the green Save button on the lower right side of the window.


Type

  1. From within a document, click the Document Properties button.
  2. Select a document type (e.g. Assessment, Course, Lesson Plan, Project, or Portfolio) from the Type dropdown menu.
  3. Click the green Save button on the lower right side of the window.


Layout

  1. From within a document, click the Document Properties button.
  2. Select a document layout (e.g. Single Page or Multi Page) from the Layout dropdown menu.
  3. Click the green Save button on the lower right side of the window.

Note: A document's Layout may be modified to display the document in a Single Page or Multi Page layout. A Single Page layout displays the entire document on one page, and a Multi Page layout displays the document one page at a time.


Page Management

  1. From within a document, click the Document Properties button.
  2. To make page and section locking available, click the radio button for "locked." Otherwise, click the radio button for "unlocked."
  3. Click the green Save button on the lower right side of the window.
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