Frequently Asked Questions

How do I see my changes as I make them?

Open two browser windows or tabs -- one with Reason, and the other with your public site. Then you can switch between them to see the effect your changes are having.

Here's a step-by step explanation of how to do this:

  1. Go into your Reason site. There will be a link near the top of the page labeled Go to public site.
  2. Click this link, and a new window with your public site will appear.
  3. Go to the original Reason window, which will be under the new window. In Windows, use the taskbar at the bottom of your screen to switch between the two. On the Mac, you can switch between them using the browser's Window menu.
  4. Enter whatever item you want to edit, and make some changes.
  5. Click Save and Continue Editing.
  6. Now go to the public site window you opened earlier.
  7. Browse to the page that should be affected by your changes. If the changes do not seem to have happened, click the browser's Reload/Refresh button.
  8. If you need to make further changes, go to the Reason window again, make them, and hit Save and Continue Editing.
  9. Continue going back and forth until the page looks the way you want it.
  10. When the page looks right, click Finish in Reason's yellow editing menu to complete your edits.

Please note: this process only works when you are editing an existing item. New items do not show up in the public site until they are "finished" the first time, so their changes will not be visible on the public site. You can still hit Save and Continue Editing as many times as is necessary to make sure your changes are saved, and you can go to Preview within Reason's yellow edit menu to see the results of your changes.

  • Matt Ryan, 22 July 2004
  • Keywords: Editing, Changes, Real Time, Reload, Refresh, Windows, Macintosh, Browser, Two, Open

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