Workspace upgrade

February 8th, 2016

Workspace will only be available in read only format between 8am Friday 12 February and 6pm Monday 15 February due to planned maintenance.

Please ensure that you have completed all required content editing by 8am on Friday 12 February.

The upgrade will introduce the following changes:

Functional changes:

Three dots to access the Tools menu
• The Tools menu on a page or blog post now looks like three dots ( … ) and is now known as ‘more actions’.
• The three dots (… ) pattern is also used in the file preview and in-line comments when there are more actions available.

Tools menu

New expandable side bar

  • Click on the >> symbol to expand and collapse the side bar menu

Menu collapsedMenu expanded

New look search bar

  • Search bar now has a dark blue background with white text

search bar

New features

  • A new macro called ‘RoadMap Planner’ which creates a simple, visual roadmap for planning projects and communicating a broad overview of milestones etc.


Additional features

  • Improved drag and drop and dropped files (in the popular formats) now get a direct file preview on the page.
  • Comments – will have a full ‘what you see is what you get’ editor, similar to the page editor.
  • Page editor – tools are consolidated resulting in more usable editing space.
  • Child Pages lists are not expanded by default. Click on the number of child pages to see the full list.

Default image thumbnail sizes

The small, medium and large thumbnail buttons on the image properties panel have changed. They now use height instead of width for ease of aligning multiple thumbnails on your page. The new default sizes are 150px, 250px and 400px high (previously they were 100px, 300px and 500px wide).

You can contact the IT Service Desk via email, telephone on 0115 95 16677 or via the self-service portal if you have any questions.

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