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    Using Docman in Joomla?

    Can anyone give me any examples of when they might use docman in joomla?

    I'm setting up our site and I am trying to squeeze every last ounce out of joomla before the site goes live when I won't be able to experiment as much!

    Thanks

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    I'm using it for any documents that we'd want new parents to have like the prospectus or policy documents.

    Also use it for weekly newsletters.

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    School Newsletter & Terms Date Hlink

    What about the "School Newsletter" and "Term Dates" links? where does the office secretary upload the finish pdf newsletter from/to? The "Submit File" works fine for me for the "Governors Minutes", "Policy documents" and "Newsletter". But I cannot see how to place a pdf in the /public_html/documents folder. Do I create a new category and change the hyperlink?
    Am I missing something somewhere? How do you do it?

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    What I did on one site was to upload some newsletters to the Newsletter category.

    I then viewed it as a user and sorted it into reverse name order so that the latest one (assuming Title like Newsletter 01, 02 etc) is on top.

    I then copied the URL generated and used that in the Newsletter module as the link when you click on the picture.

    Same with Term Dates.


    regards

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    Great idea. Thank you

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    you can also create your own sections and subsections also if you use a a free programme called pdf creator to create pdfs to upload

    SourceForge.net: PDFCreator

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    Quote Originally Posted by alonebfg View Post
    you can also create your own sections and subsections also if you use a a free programme called pdf creator to create pdfs to upload

    SourceForge.net: PDFCreator

    ... or the word pdf/xps plug in

    p.s i've used it (remository, not quite doc man) for policys + governers stuff + whats in our freedom info act document + the usual.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SimpleSi View Post
    What I did on one site was to upload some newsletters to the Newsletter category.

    I then viewed it as a user and sorted it into reverse name order so that the latest one (assuming Title like Newsletter 01, 02 etc) is on top.

    I then copied the URL generated and used that in the Newsletter module as the link when you click on the picture.

    Same with Term Dates.


    regards

    Simon
    Simon, I've done this on my site too but have a quick question. Is there a way to remove the "downloads home" link at the bottom of the page so that users can't navigate into there? Would just like this page to be the list of newsletters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tea_and_toast View Post
    Simon, I've done this on my site too but have a quick question. Is there a way to remove the "downloads home" link at the bottom of the page so that users can't navigate into there? Would just like this page to be the list of newsletters.
    Without seeing a site running docman I can't give you specifics but you could use css to hide the button (if the offending button is given its own class/id)

    either make its hieght/width 0px, or use visability:hidden; <- spelling

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    You can if you edit one of the Docman files and comment out the bit of code that does it.

    If using the default docman template its in
    Code:
    \components\com_docman\themes\default\templates\general\menu.tpl.php
    and you need to comment out this bit

    Code:
    if($this->theme->conf->menu_home) :
    	?>
    	
    	 
    like this
    Code:
    /*
    if($this->theme->conf->menu_home) :
    	?>
    	
    	 
    regards
    Simon

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    Excellent, thank you so much. Have been working on that for ages! Really appreciate it, and thanks for the quick reply.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tea_and_toast View Post
    ...Is there a way to remove the "downloads home" link at the bottom of the page...?
    Click the "Themes" banner in docman admin and then click "default" - You get a page with a lot of options where you are able to hide the "downloads home" button.

    Not sure if this was what you were after, but it's what I came here for anyways

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