KB User's Guide - Home Tab - My Profile

The My Profile screen allows you to change personal information in your user profile. From this page, you can also adjust how you interact with the KB by adjusting your default KB group , default tab and the editor mode selection that best suits your needs.

    My Profile Link

    The My Profile link is the second link in the left navigation bar. Clicking on the this link will lead you to the My Profile screen.

    KB Admin Tools > Home Tab > My Profile link

    My Profile Panel

    Upon clicking on this link, a panel with a number of fields will appear.


    • Current group - Displays the KB group you are currently in. This field is not editable.
    • Default group - Defaults to the KB group you in which you are initially set up in the KB System. You may select another KB group to which to default from the dropdown box, if you have the appropriate permissions.
    • Default tab - This selection defaults to the Home tab. You may select another tab to which to default from the dropdown box, with the appropriate permissions.
    • Doc tab default - This selection defaults to in Review docs. Your options are: New Doc, Active docs, In Review docs, In Progress docs, Expired docs, Expiring docs and Aging docs.
    • UserID -  is made up of your netID and domain name suffix. This field is not editable.
    • Add/change/remove profile photo link - Upload a photo of yourself so colleagues can match a face with a name. This document will provide more details on when and where this image will be displayed, KB User's Guide - Home Tab - Upload Profile Photo
    • First name - Enter your first name here.
    • Middle name - Enter your middle name here.
    • Last name - Enter your last name here.
    • Email - Enter your email address here.
    • Phone - Enter your phone number here.
    • Password - Set/reset local password here.
    • PIN - Enter your PIN here. It can be up 10 characters in length. Used for activating documents that require a PIN.
    • Editor mode - Choose the editor mode that best suits your needs and skill set.
      • WYSIWYG Design mode (default) + HTML Source mode - The What-You-See-Is-What-You-Get Design mode is defaulted and you also have the option to switch to HTML.
      • WYSIWYG Design ONLY - The What-You-See-Is-What-You-Get Design mode is the only editor mode option.
      • HTML with Quick Code buttons (default)+WYSIWYG Design mode - This mode is defaulted and you also have the option to switch to What-You-See-Is-What-You-Get Design mode.
      • HTML ONLY with Quick Code Buttons - Edit documents in HTML and use the quick code buttons displayed above the Body field.
      • HTML ONLY without Quick Code Buttons - Edit documents in HTML, know that there will be zero quick code buttons displayed above the Body field.
    • Form auto submit- This option defaults to yes. It may be disabled so those who use a screen reader when using the KB may have improved accessibility.
    • Subject areas - This space allows you to list your areas of expertise and share with other authors.

    Searching by Subject Area in the Users Tab

    With the appropriate permissions, you may search for people by subject area.

    KB Admin Tools > Users Tab > Defaults to open "Existing Users: Active Users" screen > Find field (circled in image below).

    SearchBySubjectArea

    In the example below, we have entered the subject area "geology" in the Find field and clicked on the Go button. The search yields the name(s) of those who have entered "geology" in the subject area section of their profile. To see the contact information (e.g. email and phone number) of that person, click on the More link on the far right of that row .

    SearchBySubjectAreaGeology

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    Keywords:picture pic png gif jpg email local password editor mode options user name userID password search subject area doc default tab HTML only without quick code buttons WYSIWYG userID first middle last name email phone password PIN editor mode form auto submit current group   Doc ID:8529
    Owner:Teresa A.Group:KB User's Guide
    Created:2008-11-17 19:00 CDTUpdated:2016-08-29 16:33 CDT
    Sites:KB User's Guide
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