IE 8 and RedDot

July 21, 2009

Instructions for Switching Internet Explorer (IE) 8 to Compatibility (IE7) Mode when using WCU’s Content Management System (CMS)

Users may experience difficulties while working in the CMS (RedDot) in IE8. The browser offers a compatibility view for IE7. Follow the instructions below to engage the compatibility view:

* Install/open Internet Explorer 8
* Select “Tools” > “Compatibility View Settings” from main toolbar
* Add the website (CMS host) and close the window
* Close browser, reopen, and go to CMS login page ( The compatibility view is now set for the website: under “Tools,” “Compatibility View” is checked.