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LibGuides - Getting Started: Add/Edit Tabs

About Tabs & Pages

A LibGuide can consist of a single page with one or more content boxes or multiple pages with content boxes on them.

Pages are accessed via the tab bar which appears on every page. See the box at right to learn how to add and edit pages and tabs.

Copying a Page

To copy an entire page from another guide, click on the + in the tab bar. In the dialog box that opens, click on the tab titled Reuse Exisiting Page and select the guide that you want to copy from the drop down list.

Check the box that says "Create a copy of this page rather than linking to the original." If you select this option, changes made to the original page will not affect this copy you are creating.

Adding & Editing Tabs

Creating new tabs/pages:

  • Click on the + in the tab bar of your home (or any other) page 
  • In the dialog box that opens click on Create New Page

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  • Enter a name for the page
    • Keep names short. Tip: Use & instead of and in titles
    • Use title case (all words capitalized except for internal articles, prepositions, and conjunctions) in page names
  • Add a page description. (Optional: If added,  the description will appear when a user puts the cursor on the tab for that page)
  • Leave as Top Level unless you want to make the page a sub-tab of another page. (See Adding Sub-Tabs below)
  • Click Save

Reordering tabs/pages:

  • To change the order of tabs/pages, click on Page (with the gears beside it in the gray bar beneath the tabs) then select Reorder/Move Pages from the drop-down menu .
  • In the dialog box that opens, drag and drop the tab/page names until they are in the correct order.
  • Click on Save.

Adding Sub-Tabs

Sub-tabs are pages that appear in a drop-down menu from a main tab. Sub-tabs are less readily visible to the user and should be used carefully. If they are used, it is best to include references and links to the sub-tabs from the main page under which they appear.

Creating sub-tabs:

  • Click on the + in the tab bar of your home (or any other) page. .
  • Select Create New Page.
  • Enter a name for the sub-tab/sub-page.
  • Enter a description.(Optional: If added,  the description will appear when a user puts the cursor on the sub-tab for that page.)
  • Click on the Position drop-down menu and change from Add as a Top Level by selecting the main tab under which you want the sub-tab to appear.
  • Click Save.

Reordering sub-tabs/pages:

  • To change the order of sub-tabs/pages, click on Page (with the gears beside it in the gray bar beneath the tabs) then select Reorder/Move Pages from the drop-down menu.
  • Drag and drop the sub-tab/page titles into the correct container until they are in the correct order.
  • Click on Save.