Page Check is an account-wide feature with several customization options that can be applied at the account, site, and even user level. Because each check can be turned on and off at various levels in the system, the available options described here may cover more options than are available for an institution's implementation. The four types of checks that comprise Page Check are:
Depending upon configuration, the Page Check can be initiated from Review > Page Check in the Pages list view, while viewing or editing a checked-out page, at the time of publish, or a combination of the above. Some or all of the four quality checks may be enabled to run automatically at the time of publish. This option is called Final Check. A user can also enable Page Check in their individual user settings if an administrator has given all users the ability to enable or disable Page Check for themselves.
If Page Check is disabled, the item does not appear as an option on the Review menu nor is it available when the page is checked out.
At the administrator level, in addition to enabling and disabling each check, administrators can choose the accessibility standard that Accessibility Check uses to perform its check.
Running Page Check
Keep in mind that identified errors for all four options can include issues that are in specific areas on a page that cannot be edited by the user. For instance, if the error is in the header, this is generally only editable by an administrator. In those cases, the user should pass on the identified error to an administrator to have it updated.
From the Pages List View
- Navigate to Content > Pages and check out the desired page.
- Hover over the page row and from the Review menu, choose Page Check.
From the Page View
- When the page is checked out, the Page Check icon is available in the Page Actions toolbar.
- Click the Page Check button.
The Page Check modal will appear, where users can choose the output type they would like to check and which checks to run.
- From the Page Check modal, choose the output type to be checked from the drop-down. Only one option may
be available, such as HTML, but other outputs may be checked.
- If necessary, choose the language for Spell Check.
- To choose to run all of the checks, click the Run All button.
- To run each type of check separately, click each individual option to run.
- After running each check, the item is shown in red if there were errors, warnings, or other issues in the results. The results can be viewed by clicking Show Results under the button. The item is shown in green if no errors are found.
- Click Done when finished reviewing the results.
If, in addition to Page Check, Final Check is enabled (and perhaps even required), then clicking Publish will either make the enabled page checks available, or run them automatically.
Page Check Options
The four types of checks available for Page Check can be enabled and disabled individually, as well as configured to run automatically upon page publish on an individual basis by an administrator.
|Spelling: Includes the ability to select from five languages that include English, Spanish, French, Italian, or Portuguese.|
|Links: Link Check checks the links for both internal and external links, identifies any broken links, and provides additional warnings.|
|W3C Valid: W3C Validation identifies any W3C compliance issues (both errors and warnings) with a page.|
|Accessibility: Accessibility Check identifies any issues that may be present relating to the type of accessibility standards configured by an administrator.|
Analyzing Results of the Error Reports
Each of the four types of checks provides reporting of the errors that were discovered. For details about the results of each of the four checks:
Enabling Page Check in User Settings
Administrators can choose whether Page Check is enabled or disabled for all users at once, or whether users can turn on Page Check themselves. When Page Check is set by users themselves, the currently logged in user can choose to enable Page Check from within their user settings.
- Hover over the user name in the global navigation bar and choose Settings from the menu.
- Choose Preferences from the menu.
- Click the Page Check checkbox.
- Click Save.
The checks for Page Check that are enabled at the account level are now available for the user.