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Entering NESPOS
  1. Enter your user name and password
  2. Agree to the terms and conditions on the following page (please consider that the content of all these start pages is preliminary, it will be changed before the final version of NESPOS goes online)
  3. You enter the "Internal Start Page" of NESPOS with basic links. Press "Enter Dashboard".
  4. The Dashboard provides an overview of all pages, you have access to. You should see all Public Spaces and the ArcData Space of the Neanderthal Museum, as I gave you rights to see the content of our space and to write comments. On the right side of the dashboard you see, which objects have recently been created or edited.
Changing Your Password
  1. In order to change your password, click on the link "Profile" in the upper right corner of the dashboard
  2. Choose the "Change Password" tab
  3. You can also edit your profile, e.g. add your address
Creating and editing your own space
  1. Click on the "Create Space" button in the upper right corner of the dashboard in order to create your own space.
  2. Fill out the entry fields 1-3 (name: e.g. Milford's Space, key: MWS) and press OK. The new space is now displayed among "Your Own Spaces" on the dashboard.
  3. Click on the "Browse Space" button (loupe + earth) of your new space on the dashboard
  4. Open the "Space Admin" tab.
  5. Click on "Permissions" (under "Security")
  6. Press the button "Edit Permissions" for Individual Users
  7. Click on the loupe to select users to add.
  8. Choose the users and press the "Select" button.
  9. Press "Add" to confirm the selection.
  10. Define the specific rights of each user by clicking on the check boxes: grant e.g. the rights "View" and "Create Comments". Please also check your own rights. You should have all rights in your own space.
  11. Confirm with the button "Save all".
Browsing through already entered data
  1. Go back to dashboard (link in the upper left corner)
  2. Click on the ArcData Space
  3. You see now the homepage of this space with the tree view. This provides an hierarchic overview off all NESPOS objects that are related to sites. If you want to see sub-directories of a site, just click on a "+". If you want to open an object, use the right mouse button and choose "open in new tab or window" (depends on your browser). Thus you can see the open tree view and the object you selected. By using simply the return button of your browser, you would come back to a closed tree.
  4. Links between NESPOS objects are displayed at two different places (shall be changed in the final version), on the first tab of each object (View) = the outgoing links, and on the last tab = the incoming links).
Creating your own objects and uploading data
  1. In order to create an object, click on the "Create Page" icon of your space on the dashboard (page with +).
  2. Then you can select one of the object types. Each object is represented by a specific set of entry fields (text fields, pull-down menus, multiple selection fields, and buttons for linking the object to other objects in the database. All yellow fields are required for saving a new object, white fields are optional). If you simply want to upload a file like an excel-sheet, word document or PDF-file, choose "Multimedia File".
  3. Enter a name and a description. The large field "Additional Information" is a WIKi field. As in Wikipedia, you can use various macros in order to format your text, create tables, insert links and images. You find some help tips on the right side. When you click on "full guide" you get a description of all Wiki macros you can use in NESPOS. Each NESPOS object has such a Wiki field, thus allowing free data entry in addition to the smaller text fields or pull-down menus.
  4. In order to attach a file, switch to the tab "Attachments", when you have saved your multimedia object. On the "Attachment" tab simply select the file you want to upload and press "Attach File(s)".