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Indigo: how to add a split middle column

This guide is aimed at...

  • Staff
  • IT Administrators

Before you start...

You will need to have Chief Editor, Editor or Author access in Silva;
You will need to have attended Silva training.

  1. Avoid using Internet Explorer when editing;
  2. Log on to the relevant website by adding /edit at the end of the web address or clicking on the small cross at the bottom of the page.


Step 1

  1. Decide where you would like the column to be split into 2 parts.

Step 2

  1. Create a folder called e.g. columns or homepage-columns or research-columns. Just make sure it's a sensible name that other Editors would understand.
  2. Create a left Silva document and a right Silva document inside this folder
  3. Put the content on each Silva document

Step 3

  1. Go to the page where you want a split middle column
  2. Place your cursor where you want the column to be
  3. In external source click on Indigo: add Silva documents into a split middle column
  4. Click on get reference to find the first document
  5. Click on get reference to find the second document
  6. Click on add external source
  7. Save and publish

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Help & Support

For further help and assistance you will need to contact silva-support@ucl.ac.uk



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