The OU Folder

The OU Folder

Within the ou folder are two sub-folders, editor and templates. Together, the contents of these folders help enable OU Campus users to create and edit web pages.


Everything in this folder affects the WYSIWYG (What You See is What You Get) editor. There will be up to three types of files: images, CSS files, and text files (.txt).

Users with access to the source code of a PCF file will notice that each editable region will mention the locations of up to two types of files. CSS files are used by the editor to present users an environment that is as identical as possible to the actual published web page. Text files provide the editor information so that OU Campus users can use Custom Styles, if there are any.


This folder contains three types of interconnected files: TCF, TMPL, and picture files. 

Together, the TCF (Template Control File) and TMPL (Template) files in this folder is how new files and folders are created throughout the website. Each TCF file represents a different wizard that OU Campus users can use. Every TMPL file represents a different template, usually for a certain page type. Each TCF, or New Page Wizard, is linked to a picture icon (usually .gif or .png) that OU Campus users see when they are using new page wizards. 

In other words, for every page wizard that an OU Campus user can use, there is one TCF file, one picture file, and one or more TMPL files for every type of file that is produced by the wizard (such as the index page, and a navigation file).