Quick Start: How to Describe Content Change
For best practice, a Word document is the easiest way to indicate changes needed to large amounts of content. A Word doc allows you to copy the content of a web page, and bold, underline, increase text size or otherwise use formatting not available directly in this form to either show what needs to be changed, or show what the changes should look like on the finished page.
To submit a Word document with the changes:
- In the "Description of Error" box, enter 'emailing word doc.'
- Complete the rest of the form
- send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the document attached, and note that you've submitted this form
However, if it is a minimal change or you feel that it is straight-forward enough to not need a Word doc, please use the guidelines below to help the webmaster understand the needed changes faster and easier:
I HAVE A SPELLING ERROR:
If there are a small number of spelling or grammatical errors, the easiest way to note it is to copy the entire sentence or paragraph in quotes to give context to the change. Then, note the words or phrases needed to be changed.
"Assistant Directors and Community Advisors, all members of the Office of Community Living, live in the dorms and are on call 24 hours a day. All staff members undergo training in enforcing residence hall security policies and participate in lectures and seminars associated with the safety and security of the campus."
I need "dorms" to be changed to "residence halls."
I NEED A SECTION REPLACED:
If there are entire paragraphs or sections of a page that need to be replaced or deleted, either quote the entire section or denote it by its header, then copy or note text that will replace it, if needed.
Please delete everything under the "Items to Bring to Campus" header.
Please replace everything under the "Why become a Pioneer" header with the following.
"Our students do amazing things. Whether it is conducting undergraduate research with a faculty member, performing an original song as part of the concert choir or winning a conference championship on the basketball court, Marietta students thrive in all aspects of their college careers. Everything you need to be successful as an undergraduate student is easily accessible at Marietta (and when you graduate we guarantee you will be well prepared for graduate school and your career).
Marietta students are amazing and we aren't afraid to brag. Visit our Remarkable Marietta section and learn more about the outstanding people who attend Marietta College. We encourage you to also look at some of the ways students gain an advantage by becoming a Marietta Pioneer:"
"When Dorothy Gale was whisked back to Kansas at the end of the famous movie “The Wizard of Oz,” she declared, “There’s no place like home!”
And we agree! That’s why we’re excited to announce that registration for Homecoming 2017 is now live! To view the full schedule please click here."
"There will be great events throughout the weekend including Hidden MC Tours, the New Plays in One Day Festival and Trolley Tours of Historic Marietta. Of course, there will be the MCAA Alumni Awards Ceremony, the Pioneer Tailgate and Homecoming Game, class reunions and numerous opportunities to renew your connection to Marietta College. You can see the entire list of events here.
We can’t wait for you to come back to the brick streets of Marietta and celebrate with us by declaring There’s No Place Like HOMECOMING!”
I NEED TO REPLACE AN ENTIRE PAGE:
If an entire page needs replaced, or this is content for a new page, then either request to delete all content and then paste in the new content; or denote all content to be removed follow the instructions above to email the Word doc with the new text. A Word doc will allow you to show formatting you'd like on the page such as bolded words or section headers.