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Editors 2 - Building Blocks

Learn how to use the different building blocks when composing news or pages in ahead

Building blocks are modules used to compose News, knowledge pages and elements of the Company Compass. Enrich their content with text, images, documents, videos and more. 

Lesson 1: The basics, image/carousel, rich text and video

In this video you'll learn how to use the image/carousel, the rich text and the video building blocks. You will also learn how to manage building blocks and content in different translations.

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💡 Tipp: you can include emojis in any text field by using the keyboard shortcut "Windows logo key + . " (for Windows) or "Control + Command + Space bar" (for Mac) 

Lesson 2: Embedded content and poll

The embedded content building block allows editors to display content from external sources into News and Pages. It can be used to include a map, a form or a website, as well as many other types of content. The poll is an easy way to gauge audience's opininion on a specific topic.

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Lesson 3: documents, people and sites

Include documents linked from O365 or attachments uploaded on the spot. Add contact cards of relevant people and a links to sites on your O365 environment.

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✔️ Best practice: ahead’s search engine works with the titles and descriptions of the Documents building block, but not attachment file names. It’s recommeneded to add a title and a description to the Documents building block describing what documents are included, improving their searchability.

📌 Important: O365 permissions are synched with ahead. Make sure that readers have permissions to open the linked documents.

Sometimes you might have issues finding a O365 document with the ‘Link Documents’ search feature. If you recently uploaded that document to O365, it takes some time until it’s indexed and ahead can search it. Try again later or upload the document as an attachment.