University Communications

University Communications

Remove Coding in Release Title and Introductory Text

When entering a Release Title and Introductory Text into the E-News system, it is necessary to remove all coding.

If all coding is not removed from the Release Title and Introductory Text, this coding interferes with the RSS feeds. (The RSS feeds direct the Release Title/Introductory Text to display on the various college and unit sites.)

Coding is generated due to limited causes: One is use of certain characters in the Release Title and Introductory Text, such as an em dash or an ampersand, or even extra spacing between words. Most often, a <br> is automatically generated at the end of the Release Title and Introductory Text.

We can eliminate the presence of code in Release Titles and Introductory Text if we add a simple step to our current process.

Please add the following to your E-News routines:

  • Enter your item into the E-News system using either Firefox or Chrome as your Web browser. Please avoid using Internet Explorer.
  • As you enter a Release Title and Introductory Text, please note that there are two tabs below the Release Title and Introductory Text. One tab says “Design.” The other tab says “HTML.”
  • When you are placing text into the Release Title and Introductory Text, you are automatically in “Design” mode. So, once you have entered your release title and pegbox, PLEASE CLICK the “HTML” tab in order to check for any coding. REMOVE any coding.

Again, this will ensure that the Release Title and Introductory Text display correctly on the appropriate sites.

Any releases containing coding upon submission will be returned to the author for any necessary coding removal before final approval.

FYI, some examples:

Coding generated in a Release Title due to an extra space:

  • UC Alum Directs Education for&nbsp;Worldwide Association (This coding can be removed by clicking on the “HTML” tab below the Release Title box and simply deleting the code.)
release_title_code

Coding generated in Introductory Text due to use of em dashes:

  • This series of noon-time talks&amp;mdash;to be held each Tuesday in February&amp;mdash;is hosted by (This coding can be removed by clicking on the “HTML” tab below the Introductory Text box and simply deleting the code.)
introductory_text_code