This is surely the most useful kind of item. It opens a window with some input boxes. After giving a title and a short description of the document you want to add, there is a box with some editing buttons:
Most of the symbols you will already know from your text editing program, except:
- The Tree: insert an image at cursor position. You may choose an image from the portal content or upload an own image.
- The Chain: link a marked passage of your text with internal content of the portal.
- The Globe: link a marked passage of your text with external http-links.
The Anchor: link to another position on the same page (e.g. heading of a new chapter)
- HTML: edit the HTML source, which offers lots of more options. Unless you know exactly what you are doing there, you rather should not use it to avoid "a mess" ...
- The Frame (on the far right): extend the editing frame to the size of your browser window.
(This feature is only supported by Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla or Firefox. Browsers like Opera or Safari will at least be able to add plain text through them.)
Inside the green frame you will recognize this tab:
- Default: set the default editing view of your document
- Categorization: add own or established tags to make your document visible to people searching for these tags
- Dates: set a time span for your document: before start date / after end date it will be invisible for public (but not deleted)
- Ownership: add names of creators, contributors and a copyright statement. Will be shown below the page title
- allow user comments to your page
- exclude your document from the navigation tree
- automatically create a presenation mode view for your document
- automatically create a table of contents (very helpful for rather long documents)
If you are familiar with the Wiki Syntax (for instance, used in Wikipedia, read more here) you might be happy to have it activated also here and in the page-like content types "Event" and "News item".