We just posted an application and wiki entry for a new experimental FTP deployment client for ePublisher. Anyone interested in using FTP(S) for deployment, please give it a go and give us feedback. Please comment either on the wiki page or this blog post.
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Here at WebWorks, we would love to help everyone get ePublisher to do everything possible and make all of your wildest dreams come true. Most of the times we can at least come up with a compromise or direct users into a forum where they can find the information or experiment via the Wiki, or one of our many events such as Study Hall or Power Hour. Sometimes, however, with the magic of XSL and our Format Trait Info you can do amazing things. Today’s example comes from a desire to have certain HTML elements emitted with paragraphs via our interface. By the way, this is an extension of this article except that you do not need to take into account the Page.asp modifications as we are just adding some HTML given a certain paragraph style. (more…)
Something that you may notice when you are trying to edit pages, specifically when you are trying to delete pages is that this option is not available:
This is a symptom of not using the complete menu options in FrameMaker. Go to View -> Menus and select the option for complete to see all of your options reappear:
From there you should be able to see the correct options.
Recently we have being hearing from a lot of customers and prospects asking about how they can use WebWorks ePublisher to migrate content they have authored in Adobe RoboHelp and publish it to a wiki, and specifically the Confluence Wiki.
Here are a couple of different approaches that we have investigated and recommended to date:
Google Chrome. You know it. It’s that way cool, very fast browser from the folks who gave us all a better way to search. Well, that browser, Chrome, from Google? Sometime around March, 2010, it completely forgot that your desktop exists.
What are you talking about Ben?
Oh, you don’t know this story? Sit back and I’ll get you up to speed.
Back in early 2009 we experimented a bit with producing our own low-cost videos to provide answers for some of the most common questions we get asked at trade-shows and speaking engagements.
To be honest, the results weren’t quite what we had hoped for in terms of quality, after all we are a small software company, not video producers; but the four short videos proved to be fairly popular, and we still see them popping up on other sites and being linked to on a fairly frequent basis.
“We’ve Got You Covered” is a phrase we’ve being using around the WebWorks offices a lot recently. It was first used as a way to talk about how ePublisher has more input and output options than any other publishing engine.
As we looked back at out history we realized that each time a new input format was needed, or if a new output format was becoming a significant player in the market place, we would just add it to the ePublisher platform. Throughout the product’s history, users and subscribers to ePublisher were automatically covered, and able to meet changing demands of publishing a variety of content online in a format that their customers were asking for.
But the more we used the phrase, we came to realize that it meant far more than a simple statement about formats…
Traditional publishing tools have a single pipeline that moves the source content to the deliverable format. In most cases this means that once a system has been defined, it becomes locked and can only be used for that specific route. Adding new output formats or making adjustments to meet new requirements means starting from scratch and developing parallel processes. This effect is magnified in tools and processes that combine the content authoring and publishing in one environment.
Today I completely spaced on a Study Hall session that was to occur at 3:00pm CDT. To make amends, I have scheduled a make-up session for Thursday, May 13 at 1:00PM.
With the recent release of 2010.1 we now have 8 supported versions of ePublisher in the market, plus there are still a few customers who have yet to upgrade from unsupported versions.
When you log a support call, or are chatting with either Customer Service or your Account Manager, it helps us help you if we know what version of ePublisher you are running.