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This FAQ is to help explain the creation and use of News Items in a Plato web.

What are News Items for?
A News Item allows the author to announce an item such as a press release.
How do I define a News Item?
A News Item is defined in a similar way to other items, such as events or documents. It can have a title and description. You can also define its visibility.
What is the visibility?
See the general FAQ on visibility.
What appears on the home page?
As usual, a maintainer can configure the number of News Items to appear on the home page. The section contains the date and titles of the latest News Items, sorted by date of creation. The section header is a link to the summary page.
What appears on the summary page ?
News Items items can be subsetted by status or grouped by status. Sorting is by default by on due date, but the column headings are links that allow the data to be sorted on different fields.
What are archived News Items?
News Items can be archived, rather than deleted. An indication is given on the summary page if any archived News Items exist and the summary can be switched to display them. News Items can be unarchived at a later date.
What is the alert checkbox for?
Most items allow the creator/updater to send a preset e-mail alert to the list appropriate to the visibility level. It contains identification of the creator/updater and a URL to view the item.

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