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Creating or Modifying a Web page


Creating and modifying Web pages using Web Editor is actually quite easy. It is about as easy as using a basic word processor and can be completed in a few easy steps.


Getting Started

STEP 1: Log onto http://webtools.byui.edu, and click on the “Web Editor” link at left. (If you are using a Mac, you must use the Firefox browser).

STEP 2: Log in using your Net ID and password.

STEP 3: Select a section by clicking the “Edit” button to the right of the section name. (If no section names appear, you have likely not been given Web Editor permissions. Contact your department head or John Martinez at x7055 or martinezj@byui.edu.

STEP 4: You may choose to either create a new Web page or modify an existing page. To create a new page, click on the paper icon next to “2. Create a new Web page.” To modify an existing page, click on the folder icon next to “3. Modify an Already Created Web page,” then select the file you want to modify.

Creating a NEW Web page


STEP 1: After logging in and selecting a section to edit, click on the paper icon next to “2. Create a new Web page.”

STEP 2: Use the scrolling menu at left to choose your preferred template.
  • The 1 series templates are generally used for main office, college and department homepages.
  • The 2 series templates are for internal pages that require left navigation links to other pages.
  • The 3 series templates are for internal pages that do not require left navigation links to other pages.

Note: If you are creating a dynamic site (one with a homepage and several other linked pages) your first page should come from the 1 series (homepages).

STEP 3: Name your file at bottom right. Be sure there are no spaces between words. Then click “Create.” (Note: If you are creating a homepage for a new site, your homepage will need to be labeled “default.htm.” If you are just creating a page for an announcement, you should label your page to coordinate with the specific announcement).

STEP 4: Your new template will appear in your browser window, filled with Latin text. Just copy and paste your body text over the gray filler text, and copy your heading text over the blue “Heading” filler.

: Be sure to include any pertinent contact info. There is a “Contacts” link on the top right of the page; however, if the contact information for your page or announcement differs from that in the “Contacts” link, you will want to include separate contact information in the body of your message or page. (To view information currently contained in the “Contacts” link, from the main Web Editor menu, select “EDIT CONTACTS”).

STEP 6: Save your work by clicking the blue disk icon on the top row of icons.

STEP 7: After saving, click on the preview icon in the top row of icons (magnifying glass over paper). This will allow you to see your page as others will. If you have included left navigation links, please ensure all links work properly. Also, if you have chosen a template with images or quotations on the page, please be sure you have replaced the filler images and quotes with new ones of your choice from the menus provided.


Contact John Martinez at x7055 or martinezj@byui.edu. You may also contact the Department of Academic Technology at x7200. They will be happy to assist you with your Web page creation and training needs.

Helpful Tips

  • You can identify and become familiar with the various commands on the toolbar by hovering over the icons with your mouse.  A Help function, identified by a question mark, is located at the right end of the toolbar.  The Help file contains an FAQ and a toolbar legend.
  • Only pages created in Web Editor can be edited using the Web Editor. If you are converting an old site to the current templates, you can often copy and paste text from old pages to the new templates.
  • The Web Editor may be used both on and off campus.

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