Adding, editing, or removing a Drop Box item

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Adding an item

If you have the correct permissions, you can add an item (a file on your computer, a URL, a text document, or an HTML document) to a Drop Box or to a folder within a Drop Box. To do so, click Add next to the title of the Drop Box or existing folder. Then follow the appropriate steps:

File upload

  1. On the Add Item(s) page, from the "Add Item Type" drop-down list, select File Upload.

  2. Use the drop-down list to select the number of files to upload. If you choose to add multiple files, repeat the following steps for each.

    Note: You can upload only 20MB of data at a time, so you may need to upload large files one at a time.

  3. Under "File Upload", click Browse... to find and select the file you want to upload.

  4. Under "Properties", type a title and description for your file in the appropriate fields.

  5. From the "Copyright Status" drop-down list, choose one of the following:


  6. Use the checkbox to select whether or not to display the copyright alert and require acknowledgment of the copyright when others access the file.

  7. Click Add.

URL

  1. On the Add Item(s) page, from the "Add Item Type" drop-down list, select URL (link to website). Select the number of URLs to create.

  2. In the "URL" field, type the URL for the website to which you're linking.

  3. Under "Properties", type a title and description for your link in the appropriate fields.

  4. Click Add.

HTML document

  1. On the Add Item(s) page, from the "Add Item Type" drop-down list, select HTML Page.

  2. Under "HTML Page", in the provided text field, type the HTML code for your page. You can use the the WYSIWYG editor to help format your page.

  3. Under "Properties", type a title and description for the page you're adding in the appropriate fields.

  4. From the "Copyright Status" drop-down list, choose one of the following:


  5. Use the checkbox to select whether or not to display the copyright alert and require acknowledgment of the copyright when others access the file.

  6. Click Add.

Text document

  1. On the Add Item(s) page, from the "Add Item Type" drop-down list, select Simple Text Document.

  2. In the provided text field, type the text you wish to display.

  3. Under "Properties", type a title and description for your document in the appropriate fields.

  4. From the "Copyright Status" drop-down list, choose one of the following:


  5. Use the checkbox to select whether or not to display the copyright alert and require acknowledgment of the copyright when others access the file.

  6. Click Add.

Note: For important information on the use of copyrighted material, see Posting copyrighted materials online.

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Editing an item

To edit an item in a Drop Box or Drop Box folder, click Edit properties next to the item's title, then do the following (depending on the type of item):

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Removing an item

To remove an item in a Drop Box or Drop Box folder, select the checkbox next to the item's title, and then click Remove Checked. On the confirmation page, click Remove.

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Last modified on December 13, 2005.