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Content blocks can be moved into the body of the story while it is being created. Two possibilities:
- Either click on the block, move it and a cookie will tell you where you can put it in your story.
- Either click on the double arrow icon at the beginning of your block, move it and a cookie will tell you where you can put it in your story.
With a simple but powerful editor, you can add text and paragraphs to the Stories. The editor gives you the possibility to write text and format it: insert and manage titles, bold, alignment, etc. You can also add titles, a bulleted list or a numbered list via the "+" button.
By using the different titles (T1, T2, T3), a table of contents is automatically generated when the Story is published/saved as draft. This allows you to navigate more quickly to a section of the Story. It is particularly useful for content-rich Stories.
- The links generated from a table of content can be reused elsewhere to point directly at the appropriate section of the collection. Copy the address of the link and paste it in other places: in a status, comment, private message, another collection, or another environment.
- The optional titles you add to blocks of the Gallery type are not taken up in the table of content. Therefore you are asked to precede this block with a text block with a title if you want to list this gallery in your table of content.
The file block allows you to add reference documents, powerpoints, excel files, etc. to your Story. When you want to add a file, the editor offers you either to drag and drop the file directly into the Story or to download the file directly from your computer. When the file is added to the Story, you can delete it at any time. Select the file, then click on the "file" button that appears at the top left and finally click on delete.
Insert images into your Stories and transform your content into an illustrative journey. To insert an image, the process is similar to that of inserting a file. When you select the image, an editing menu is provided. You can choose the position of your image in the Story text as well as put a clickable link behind your image. If you place your cursor in the lower right corner of your image, you can resize it.
Display links to external web pages using the "Link" block. The Link block generates a descriptive view of the web page and a link to it. Rich" links such as YouTube, Vimeo, Google Forms, etc. automatically generate an integrated reading of the referenced link. The title and description are indexed by the Elium engine.
Use galleries to share a suite of files that describe a subject covered by your Story (event photos, file templates, logos in different forms, etc.). Each file can be renamed, reorganized, deleted. Choose a grid or list view. In order to give your gallery more context, you have the possibility to give it a title (Attention, as indicated above, the title of your gallery will not be displayed in the table of contents).
A viewer allows you to browse through the files one after the other and each file can be downloaded separately from it.
The Stories may themselves contain Stories shared within Elium. This possibility allows you tolink contents of the same subject between them.
To reference a Story, you have three options:
- Use the dedicated search box to type the name of the Story you want to reference.
- Select the Stories you want to add as a reference in your story from your drafts.
- Select the Stories you want to add as a reference in your story from your bookmarks.
The purpose of a quotation is to reinforce or illustrate the impact of a text with an extract, a formulation, etc. With the "Quote" block in Elium, you can easily highlight a quote of your choice. For each of your quotes, you have an editing menu to change the color of your text, add a hyperlink, etc.
Add in your Story the profile of one or more users thanks to the dedicated block. The profile of the selected user will be displayed in the story and readers will be able to contact him directly by private messaging using the envelope at the top right of the user block.
Create tables to structure your information in Elium. Add a row or column with a single click. By clicking on a cell, you will be able to add formatting to your text and also insert hyperlinks. By right-clicking on your table, you will have different additional options: insert or delete rows and columns, look at the properties of the cell/the table or delete the entire table.
This block allows you to paste part of a code, generally in the form of an iframe, generated by an external service enabling the most transparent as possible integration (embed) in the elium environment and the Collection that contains it. There are many services, but in particular external forms such as JotForm, Google Form or Typeform come to mind.
The "@" allows you to mention a user or a space (if you are an administrator or moderator of this one). Using the mention attracts attention and invites the user or members of the space to join the conversation.
At any time, you can decide to move your block into the body of the story. Select the block or click on the double arrow icon at the top left of your block, move it and a cookie will tell you where you can put it in your story.