A content block is used to add a specific type of 'section' to your content. You can easily drag and drop these content blocks in a section to add and edit them.
To start using content blocks, first click on the editor (white space). Then you can either click on the "+" icon or type in "/" command to see the drilldown list of available content blocks like shown below.
Either click on the "+" icon
2. Or type in the "/" command
💡 Content blocks can be moved into the body of the story while it is being created. Two possibilities:
Either select the block, move it and a cookie will tell you where you can put it in your story.
Either click on the double arrow icon at the beginning of your block, move it and a cookie will tell you where you can put it in your story.
With a simple but powerful editor, you can add text and paragraphs to the Stories. The editor gives you the possibility to write text and format it: insert and manage titles, bold, alignment, etc. You can also add titles, a bulleted list or a numbered list via the "+" button or "/" command.
Use the callout block to put emphasis on a text to inform or warn users about something. By default, the callout block will display the green information icon. To change from the green icon to the orange icon and vice versa, simply click on the callout icon.
The file block allows you to add reference documents, powerpoints, excel files, etc. to your Story. When you want to add a file, the editor offers you either to drag and drop the file directly into the Story or to download the file directly from your computer. You can choose to display your file in condensed view or in extended view using the menu that appears by clicking on the block.
Insert images into your Stories and transform your content into an illustrative journey. To insert an image, the process is similar to that of inserting a file. When you select the image, an editing menu is provided. You can choose the position of your image in the Story text as well as put a clickable link behind your image. If you place your cursor in the lower right corner of your image, you can resize it.
Display links to external web pages using the "Link" block. The Link block generates a descriptive view of the web page and a link to it. As with the file, you can choose a condensed view of the link or an expanded view. We recommend the extended view for all "rich" links such as YouTube, Vimeo, Google Forms, etc., which automatically generates an integrated reading of the referenced link.
Use galleries to share a suite of files that describe a subject covered by your Story (event photos, file templates, logos in different forms, etc.). Each file can be renamed, reorganized, deleted. Choose a grid or list view. In order to give your gallery more context, you have the possibility to give it a title (Attention, the title of your gallery will not be displayed in table of contents.
A viewer allows you to browse through the files one after the other and each file can be downloaded separately from it.
Google Drive, OneDrive, SharePoint and Teams
You can embed a file or a folder from Google Drive, OneDrive, SharePoint and Teams. The process is similar to that of inserting a regular file or image, to the exception that you will be asked to connect your Google Drive or OneDrive account first. Once this first step is done, you will have two options: preview or import.
Preview: as the name suggests, it will show a preview of the file or folder. The original document will remain in Google Drive, OneDrive, SharePoint or Teams. If changes are made to the original document, it will be reflected on the preview. However, its content will not be indexed and thus not searchable.
Import: you can import any file from your Google Drive, OneDrive, SharePoint or Teams. It is the preferred option if you want the content to be indexed and searchable. Be aware that with this option, if changes are made on the original document, they will not be replicated on the imported file.
The Stories may themselves contain Stories shared within Elium. This possibility allows you to link contents of the same subject between them.
To reference a Story, you have three options:
Use the dedicated search box to type the name of the Story you want to reference.
Select the Stories you want to add as a reference in your story from your drafts.
Select the Stories you want to add as a reference in your story from your bookmarks.
Inserting a separator is a great way to visually structure your content. It will be displayed as shown below.
The purpose of a quotation is to reinforce or illustrate the impact of a text with an extract, a formulation, etc. With the "Quote" block in Elium, you can easily highlight a quote of your choice. For each of your quotes, you have an editing menu to change the color of your text, add a hyperlink, etc.
Insert checkboxes to keep track of your to-do's. List the different items and save. Once you've accomplished one of the listed tasks, go back to the story to edit and mark it as done. The item will be shown as crossed.
Add in your Story the profile of one or more users thanks to the dedicated block. The profile of the selected user will be displayed in the story and readers will be able to contact him directly by private messaging using the envelope at the top right of the user block.
Create tables to structure your information in Elium. Add a row or column with a single click. By clicking on a cell, you will be able to add formatting to your text and also insert hyperlinks. By right-clicking on your table, you will have different additional options: insert or delete rows and columns, look at the properties of the cell/the table or delete the entire table.
This block allows you to paste part of a code, generally in the form of an iframe, generated by an external service enabling the most transparent as possible integration (embed) in the elium environment and the Collection that contains it. There are many services, but in particular external forms such as JotForm, Google Form or Typeform come to mind.
The "@" allows you to mention a user or a space (if you are an administrator or moderator of this one). Using the mention attracts attention and invites the user or members of the space to join the conversation.