An AMENDMENT is when any “substantive” portion of a legislation is altered, which forces a difference in the legislation's intent. To AMEND, do the following:
- Select your editor mode, by clicking the editor mode dropdown on the toolbar. Choose either “Live” or a specific proposal.
- “Live Mode” - If the editor mode dropdown says “Live”, you are in “Live Mode” and any changes you make will be applied instantly.
- “Propose Mode” – If the editor dropdown has the name of a specific proposal, you are in “Propose Mode” and changes will only be applied once the Proposal is “Passed”.
- We recommend using “Propose Mode” whenever possible by creating a Proposal before making any changes. If a Proposal has not yet been created, please see “Add New Proposal” for instructions for creating a new proposal.
- Select the node in the Table of Contents you want to edit by clicking the title of the node.
- For example, if you want to change the text or language of section “6.3.9 Noise Levels”, select the node and then skip to option 3 below.
- For example, if you want to change “6.3.9 Noise Levels” to “6.3.9 Noise Levels in Residential Areas” right-click the node and select "Rename".
- IN PROPOSE MODE, a dark gray pencil icon should appear to the left of the node to indicate this is an amended node.
- In the content area, find the first “Edit” button and click it. This will open a web text editor allowing you to make changes to the language of an existing node.
- When pasting text from an outside source like Microsoft Word, use CTRL-SHIFT-V to paste instead of CTRL-V. This will strip any text formatting that may cause problems with the web text editor.
- If pasted text includes hyperlinks, ordered lists, or tables, they must be re-added using the web text editor toolbar.
- See "How to Work with Ordered and Unordered Lists" to learn how to properly add lists. See "Images, Tables, Documents and Hyperlinks" to learn how to properly add these elements.
- IN PROPOSE MODE, the web text editor is in a “track changes” mode called “Redline Mode”. This means any new text added will appear in green and be underlined like this. Any text removed will appear in red and have a strikethrough
like this. You can temporarily hide the changes and switch out of the “Redline Mode” by clicking the “ REDLINE” button on the text editor toolbar. Changes are disallowed until you return to the “ REDLINE” state. Changes made to existing text may be reverted to its original state. Place your cursor within a changed area of text, and click the “Reject Change” icon to the right of the “ REDLINE” button. Ordered lists, tables, and images also have redline elements when added or deleted. For more details on how redlines work with these elements see "How to Work with Ordered and Unordered Lists" and "Images, Tables, Documents and Hyperlinks".
- Click the “Update” button at the bottom of the editor to save the text changes made in the web text editor. A black pencil icon should appear to the left of the node title in the Table of Contents. This indicates that this node has changed.
- Repeat Steps 2 through 4 for each node you want to edit
- Note: This video is accurate as of February 26, 2019, and may not reflect new enhancements or system changes after that date.