S4aManual 5.0

posted by Sander Boshuis - 5/22/2012
Sander Boshuis Active Since 8/5/2008
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S4aManual is an easy to use DotNetNuke module, which allows users to create a multiple paging manual. The content can be devided into categories, each containing multiple sub categories (up to 4 levels deep). Each category can handle multiple manual pages. Each category can have his own text page. Module 25761

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What is it?

S4aManual is an easy to use DotNetNuke module, which allows users to create a multiple paging manual. The content can be devided into categories, each containing multiple sub categories (up to 4 levels deep). Finally, each category can handle multiple manual pages. Navigation through the manual can easily be done by using the treeview menu. Each category can have its own text page.

S4aManual Enterprise Edition 05.00.00

  • Full source code version
  • Tested in DotNetNuke 4.7, 4.9 , 5.1, 5.4, 5.6 , 6.0 and 6.01
  • S4aManual is fully searchable

    S4aManual step by step

    After installing the module, add a new instance to a content pane. A blanc manual will be added, as shown above.

     

    The first step is creating a category. Click Add Category to add one. When creating your first category, notice that no parent categories are available yet. Click Cancel to return.

     

    The added category will be displayed as shown above. Click Add Category again.

     

    In this step, add three new sub categories by clicking 'Add Category'. For each category you add (Bikes, Cars and Planes), select Traffic as the parent category. (By selecting a parent category you'll create a subcategory)

     

    The result of the previous step. Now, let's add some content. Click Add Item.

     

    Add a new subject, Jeeps, and place it into the Cars category. Then click update to add the subject.
    Next, in 'Choose page', select the 'Add new page' option, as shown in the next step.

     

    After selecting the 'Add new page' option, a text editor will appear.

     

    Enter the content and click Update. But, before you do this, take a notice at the Sort field: If the Subject contains multiple pages, the (numeric) sort value determines the page order. Also notice, that the sort value does not order the categories and items on the left side of the manual. Those are sorted alphabetically.

     

    The manual now has one parent category (Traffic), three sub categories (Bikes, Cars and Planes) and one subject (Jeeps). Because the active subject (Jeeps) has just one page, no navigation buttons will be displayed. Click Add Item again.

     

    Again, add a new subject (Four wheel) into the Cars category. Enter the 'Four wheel' value, and click Update.

     

    Choose 'Add new page', enter some content, and click Update. Now, we'll add a second page to the 'Four wheel' subject. Choose 'Add new page' again (see next image), enter some content and click Update.

     

    After clicking update Open the 'Four wheel' subject.
    Take a notice that the navigation buttons are shown now. Switch between pages using the navigation buttons.

     

    Finally, click Settings to configure the manual width.

    When editing/adding the text for a category just click edit category and edit the text

     

    Enter a numeric value to define the manual width. Click Update to close the settings window and notice the result.

     

    The navigation buttons are installed as separate (image) files. This means, you can replace them with your own images, specifically styled for your own website.

    S4aManual has the possibility to open a specific subject directly, via a querystring in the URL. You need at least edit rights to determine the direct link. Follow the next steps to determine a direct link:

    • Login to your DotNetNuke account
    • Open a category
    • Open a sub category
    • Open a subject
    • Move your mouse arrow above the blue edit pen
    • In the status bar, take a look at the "/ItemID/X/"
    • The value you need is the numeric value at the "X" part
    • The direct link will be: "[...]/Default.aspx?ManualLink=X" 
    • The direct link to a specific page will be: "[...]/Default.aspx?ManualLink=X&Page=Y"