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Gazette Manager

Select Components > Legislation from the drop-down menu in the administration (back-end) of your web site, and then click on the GAZETTE Sub Menu.


The Gazette Manager is where you can add various types of Gazettes. The default view displays GAZETTES in a list form. Depending on the site SETTINGS, either single or dual language GAZETTE files are displayed.

Screen Shot

Principal Screen

  • Row A - Is the TOOLBAR row. It contains all the toolbar action buttons for associated processes. NOTE:The EDIT button  will require an item to be selected using the SELECT column (section E) check box next to the required item. Even though more than one item can be selected, the system will only allow one item to be chosen at a time (for work-flow reasons). 

  • Row B - Is the SUB MENU row. It contains the sub-menus that are used to access the other areas of the Integrated Legislative Work-flow System (iLAWS). 

  • Row C - Is the FILTER row. It contains the Filters that allow narrowing of the results shown in list section E. The row also displays the flag or flags of the language(s) chosen via the SETTINGS button in row A. 

  • Row D - Is the COLUMN HEADINGS row. It contains the column headings for the section E list. Each heading can be toggled to sort the list in section E in ascending or descending order based upon the values in that column. 

  • Row E - Is the LIST TABLE. It contains the list of legislation for the selected legislation type.

  • Row F - Is the FOOTER row. It allow the user to set a specific number of rows for display in section E, and any rows in excess of this number are then displayed via navigation buttons.

Toolbar (row A)

When the GAZETTE view is selected via Components > Legislation > Gazettes, at the top right in row A you will see the toolbar:

  • New Gazette. Clicking this toolbar button will initiate a new Gazette.

  • Edit Gazette. Click on this button to EDIT a GAZETTE. The fields that can be edited are  limited as the integrity of the whole process depends on the previously entered data being preserved.

  • Delete. Click this button to delete any item of legislation. If the item has children (amending files), the process will abort and inform the user to resolve these files before the parent can be deleted. NOTE: Deleting a file will remove the file and any uploaded files from the server, so please use DELETE with care.

  • Help. Opens this Help Screen.

Legislation Sub Menus (row B)

At the top left, above the Filter, you will see the following menu links. NOTE: Clicking on the GAZETTE menu will activate the GAZETTE TYPE settings menu.

List Filters (row C)

Filter by Partial Short Title

You can filter the list of items by typing part of the short title. You can also select a combination of Status and Published State.

  • Filter. In the upper left corner just above the column headings is a Filter field and two buttons, as shown below:

    If you have a large number of items in the list, you can use this filter to find the desired item(s) quickly. Enter part of the short title and press 'Go' to display the matching items. You can enter in whole words or part of a word. For example, "leg" will match all titles with the word "legislation" in them.

Language Flag(s)

Depending on the SETTINGS in row A either one or two flags will be displayed. iLAWS caters for single or dual language countries. In the case of single language countries only one short title column will be shown in row D. The flags of all 72 Commonwealth nations are available in the database.

Filter by Status, Category and Published State

In the upper right area, above the column headings, there are two drop-down list boxes as shown below:

The selections may be combined. Only items matching all selections will be displayed in the list section E. 

  • Select Type. This list is an alphabetical list of Gazette types that has been entered via the GAZETTE TYPE screen.

  • Select State. Use the drop-down list box to select the published state: Published or Unpublished. By selecting "- Select State -" items containing both publishing levels are displayed. These selections are permanently embedded in the system.

Column Headings (row D)

Click on the column heading to sort the list by that column's value (see figure below). The sorted row will show a direction (up or down) triangle next to the column name.

  • #. An indexing number automatically assigned for ease of reference.

  • Select. Check this box to select an item. After a box is checked, click a toolbar button to perform an action on the selected item . All toolbar buttons will only work on one SELECTED item at a time. If multiple items are checked and you press a toolbar button a warning will be given and the process will be aborted. NOTE: When another user is using an item a LOCK will appear preventing two users making changes to the same item simultaneously. If the LOCK has been inadvertently left due to a user not closing a window correctly then either the person that has checked out the item will have to re-open the item and close it correctly, or the site administrator will have to perform a GLOBAL CHECK-IN. This is only available to the Super Administrator. SEE THE LOCK IN SECTION E (item #4) IN THE TOP SCREEN SHOT.

  • Item. Contains a number that will identify the item. Usually the number is related to the item itself (e.g. 2008-0004 is SL 4 of 2008). The number's format is critical and must be in the format YYYY-NNNN. The item numbers in section E can be hovered over to check the notes for the file. Items in BLUE have notes. Items in GREY do not.

  • [main] Short Title. Contains the name assigned to the main language file. Clicking the Short Title text checks for the existence of the linked PDF file.
  • [second] Short Title. Contains the name assigned to the second language file. Clicking the Short Title text checks for the existence of the linked PDF file. NOTE: This column is only displayed if dual languages are selected via the SETTINGS in row A.

  • Type. The type of Gazette. Types are entered via the GAZETTE TYPE screen.
  • Date Issued. Contains the date issued.

  • Published. Whether the item has been published or not. You can change the Published state by clicking on the icon in this column.

  • ID. The ID number. This is a unique identification number for this item assigned automatically. It is used to identify the item internally, for example in internal links. You cannot change this number.

List of Legislation (row E - multiple)

Contains the full list of legislation.

Footer (row F)

  • Display #. The number of items to display on one page. If there are more items than this number, you can use the page navigation buttons (Start, Prev, Next, End, and page numbers) to navigate between pages. Note that if you have a large number of items, it may be helpful to use the Filter options, located above the column headings, to limit which items to display.

Quick Tip

  • You must add Gazette Types that are issed by local authorities before adding Gazettes.


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