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UTRGV Messenger Guidelines and Tips for Creating Bulletins

GENERAL TIPS FOR UTRGV MESSENGER 

When posting an announcement to UTRGV Messenger, please remember that university departments and personnel who post announcements to UTRGV Messenger are responsible for their content and compliance.

POSTING ANNOUNCEMENTS

Here are some things to remember before submitting announcements to your designated Approver Group:

  • Review content for accuracy and compliance.
  • Check for spelling and grammatical errors.
  • Do not post personal messages or announcements.
  • Do not post non-university related announcements.
  • Do not post lost-and-found announcements. 
  • Do not post political views or commentaries.
  • Do not solicit bids or sell products for personal or outside-group profit.

ENSURING BULLETINS POST ON TIME

  • Plan bulletin postings in advance, if possible.
  • Submit bulletins before 3:30 P.M. to ensure they post for the next business day.
  • Bulletins submitted after 4:00 P.M. may not be approved on time to post for the next business day.
  • Bulletins submitted after 5:00 P.M. will post on the second business day.

ADVANCED TIPS FOR UTRGV MESSENGER 

How to Change Table Borders and Background

  1. Log in to UTRGV Messenger.
  2. Click Create a Bulletin.
  3. From the Content Menu, click Table.
  4. Click Insert Table, then select the number of columns and rows.
  5. Re-size the table by dragging the bottom right corner.

How to Change Table Border Size

  1. Click on the table.
  2. From the Content Menu, click Table.
  3. Click Table Properties.
  4. Click General Tab.
  5. Enter a number for the thickness of the border in the Border field.

How to Change Border and Background Color

  1. Click on the table.
  2. From the Content Menu, click Table.
  3. Click Table Properties.
  4. Under the Advanced Tab.
  5. Enter a Hex Number for the Border or Background Color starting with /#/.

HEX NUMBERS for UTRGV COLORS 

UTRGV COLOR

HEX NUMBER

UTRGV COLOR

HEX NUMBER

Orange

#F05023

Navy

#00246B

Gray

#646469

Green

#006A3A

Find Hex Color Codes online.

How to Copy Existing Approved Bulletins

There are two ways to copy bulletins.

1. To copy an approved bulletin created by you:

  1. Log in to UTRGV Messenger.
  2. Click My Bulletins.
  3. Search for the bulletin you want to copy.
  4. Click the Copy button.
  5. Make the changes you want to the copy of the bulletin (title, summary, dates, locations, etc.). 
  6. Select Category, Approver Group, Start Date, End Date, and Audience.
  7. Click Submit.

2. To copy an approved bulletin created by someone else.

  1. Go to UTRGV Messenger login page. 
  2. Click My Bulletins.
  3. Under the Archives Calendar, find the approved bulletin you want to copy.
  4. View the bulletin you want to copy and take note of the bulletin number located at the end of the URL address on the Internet browser (i.e., http://messenger.utrgv.com/#/bulletin/189).
  5. Log in to Messenger.
  6. Click My Bulletins.
  7. Click the Copy button on any bulletin in Approved or Review status.
  8. On the copy of the new bulletin created, go to the address bar and replace the existing bulletin number with the bulletin number you want to copy (See Step #4).
  9. Make the changes you want on the copy of the bulletin (title, summary, dates, locations, etc.).
  10. Select Category, Approver Group, Start Date, End Date, and Audience.
  11. Click Submit.

To learn more about this service, visit the UTRGV Messenger service page.