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How to access and edit your website noticeboard text

What you need

1. Access to the internet using a browser (eg. Internet Explorer)
2. Your domain name (eg. www.redbanksurgery.co.uk)
3. Your password (If you don't have one, or have forgotten it, please contact us)

Accessing your noticeboard text

1. Connect to the internet and start your browser
2. Type in this address...
http://mysite.opg.co.uk
...and press "Enter" or "Return". This should start the MySite login page
3. You should now see a page that looks something like this...

4. Type in your exact website address eg. www.redbanksurgery.co.uk and your password (if you do not have a password or have forgotten it then please contact us) and then click the login button

5. Once your login has been successful the 'MySite (detail page)' should appear.
Which looks like this:

Editing the text on your noticeboard

The first box shown below shows what is currently displayed on your notice board.
The second box shown below is where you will edit the text that appears on your noticeboard.

Note: You must type in <br> anywhere you require a line break to occur. Otherwise all your text will appear on the page as one long paragraph. In the example above, a double <br> has been used to cause a one line space in-between each text item. This would appear on the noticeboard as...

When you have finished editing your text, click the 'Save' button to save your new text, or the 'Cancel' button to start again.

Reviewing the changes

To see how the changes appear on your noticeboard, type in the address of your website
http://YOUR DOMAIN NAME HERE/notice.shtml in a new browser window.

When the page has loaded it may still show the old text. In this case, simply click on the 'Refresh' button to see the latest version.

Advanced text controls (caution advised)

The notes text, which we showed you how to change, is imported directly into the HTML code of the noticeboard page. This means that, along with the <br> command which we mentioned earlier, there are also other commands which can be included that allow you more control over how the text will appear on the web.

<hr> Will insert a horizontal dividing line.

<b> Will turn boldness on and </b> will turn it off again.
So a line of text which says...
one <b>two</b> three ...will appear as... one two three ...on the web.

<u> Will turn underline on and </u> will turn it off again
So a line of text which says...
one <u>two</u> three ...will appear as... one two three ...on the web.

<i> Will turn italics on and </i> will turn it off again
So a line of text which says...
one <i>two</i> three ...will appear as... one two three ...on the web.

If you require further control over the appearance of your text then we recommend you refer to a HTML guide book.