Other CuteSITE Builder Tips and Techniques
Creating tour sequences
By providing a specific, well-defined reading path through a file, tour sequences let you re-purpose existing files for new audiences, provide an Executive Summary of complicated material, prepare slide shows from back-up material, and add value to files in many other ways. As with tours in the "real world," visitors will have an optimal experience on your tour sequences if you clearly inform them beforehand about the goal of each tour and the type of visitor (e.g. mathematician, anthropologist, ICU nurse, "experienced dulcimer player" and so on) that can expect to benefit from it.
Once you establish and clarify the goal of each tour, use container pages on tour sequences to construct the actual tour stops. Container pages let you include the same CuteSITE Builder page on multiple tour sequences, each time including narration specific to each tour; you can also use them to include Web pages and external files in any CuteSITE Builder file.
Using the outline as you work
The outline provides a text-outline style view of the pages and sequences in a file. Use the outline to quickly add titles to pages and sequences, change the order of pages in sequences (note that changes occur simultaneously in the map), and so on. You can also change the order of unlinked pages in any way that seems good to you, although these changes do not affect the map.
To display the outline, choose View > Outline > Show.
To add symbols to text, such as © and ®, you must use a font that displays symbols. Common symbols are included in most fonts. To insert them, you can use a Windows utility called the Character Map, usually found in Start > Programs > Accessories.
Alternatively, you can import the symbol from another word processor by dragging it, or create a picture of the symbol and then add the picture to the CuteSITE Builder page body or borders.
Creating your own named styles, page layouts, and Web designs
To create a unique look for your organization, you can create your own styles, page layouts, and Web designs. However, you should attempt this only if you feel comfortable with all aspects of CuteSITE Builder pages, page layouts, fields, and styles.
All of the page layouts within a Web design need to work together to create a single look for the file. For example, if you change the color of the top border on the Text page layout, you should consider changing it on all the other page layouts as well, or the visitor will be jarred by the differences.
For more information, see the Hints for Creating Web Designs.