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Main Roles in Author-it
Author, Designer and Administrator.
Exploring the Library
The repository of all your contents.
Managing the Folder Structure
Organize content and apply different security permissions.
Exploring the Library Objects
Explore the different types of Object used in the Author-it Library.
Blueprint of an Object
Set up the main properties of an Object.
Publishing in Different Outputs
Specify the relevant options for each Output Tab.
Using the Templates
Ensure consistency and save authoring time.
Structuring Content in Books
Create the sequence and hierarchy required for your Output.
Pointing the Book to the Required Object
Books are markers to Objects in your Library.
Demonstration in Author-it
Exploring the Author-it Interface
Become familiar with the working environment.
Customizing Author-it Options
Configure Author-it after the installation.
Become familiar with all Author-it commands.
Exploring the Folder Pane
Create, Edit and Move each Folder according to your needs.
Searching Content in Author-it
Learn how to use the Search Pane.
Publish multiple Books simultaneously and manage the publishing history.
Objects List Area
List and preview the Folder content.
How to get further information on using Author-it.
Creating your Content
Create, format and store your text in Topic Objects.
Use the controls in the Edit Ribbon to edit your Topic.
Use File objects to embed or link to graphics, OLE objects, or other external files.
Embedded and Linked Graphics
Different approaches to using graphics in Author-it.
Inserting Graphic into Topic
Learn how to use graphics in topics.
Hyperlink Text Objects
Link to topics, URLs and external files.
Connecting Topic to Topic
Create link between topics.
Linking to URLs and Emails
Create links to email addresses and generic URLs.
Publishing Books with HL Objects
View a demonstration on output containing hypertext links.
Creating the Title Page Objects
Customize the cover of your printing output.
Creating the Table of Contents
Learn how to include the Table of Contents in your outputs.
Creating the Table of Figures
Help your readers to find the document figures quickly.
Creating the Glossary
Organize specific terms and their definitions into an alphabetical list.
Creating Index and Index Entry
Learn how to include and customize the Index in your outputs.
Author-it Reuse Features
Reuse your content and minimize your technical writing.
Reusing Content in Multiple Books
Include your content in more than one Book, customizing each Book for different audience and purpose.
Using Auto Headings
Let Author-it determine the correct heading level for each topic, based on its hierarchy in the book.
Using "Include Object In" Check Box
Include or exclude specific content from specific outputs.
Use the embed function to reuse topic content from an updateable single source.
Placing Books inside Books
Simplify the publishing of different versions of books for different outputs.
Become confident with place holders for text and graphics that will be inserted at the time of publication.
Publish your content based on the actual deliverable rather than the output type .
What Review is and how it can revolutionize your content review.
Setting up release states for the Review workflow
Properly setting up release states in Author-it Administrator to control the Reviewer workflow.
Setting up permissions for Reviewer
Assigning permissions to users who will be reviewing and editing content within Review.
Setting Up History Settings
Enabling users to open Reviewer from within Author-it Editor’s History window.
Changing the release state of topics to be reviewed
Deciding which content has to be reviewed and changing its release state accordingly.
Starting a new review
Selecting the content to be reviewed, the deadline, and the review participants.
Setting up User settings in Reviewer
Defining your email address for Reviewer notifications and defining the styles that will be applied to your suggestions.
Reviewing content from the reviewer’s point of view
Inserting new content or replacing content, suggesting deletions, making comments.
Reviewing content from the coordinator’s point of view
Accepting or rejecting suggested changes and moving the review to the editorial phase, marking it as completed.
Adding topics to an on-going review
Adding content to an active review.
Finalizing the review within Author-it Live
Logging in Author-it Live to accept or reject all suggestions and finalize the review.
Managing Objects & Importing
Release States, Version Control, Object Variants, Edit History, Using Variables as Metadata and Variants.
Assigning Release States
Become familiar with Release States.
Managing Release States
Define your own release states to suit your production environment.
Using Version Control
Create multiple versions of the same object to customize your output.
Using Object Variants
Create multiple variations of a document based on different criteria.
How Variants Work
Become familiar with variants.
See the changes made to an object over time.
Importing Content into Author-it
Overview and Properties
When to import and what you can import into Author-it.
Understanding the Importing Rules
“Apply Author-it Style”, “Find/Replace Text” and “Create Topic in Document”.
Learn how the Author-it Importer functions.
Templates and Media Objects
Manage object properties and output formatting.
Using Book Object Templates
Automatically include objects in books and control your publishing appearance.
Using Topic Object Templates
Control the main characteristics of your Topic Object.
Creating a Section Starting Template
View a demonstration on how to create a Section Starting Template.
Using File Object Templates
Define the output properties such as the inclusion of a specific graphic in a print document but not in an online format.
Working with Media Objects
Ensure consistency in formatting and save time with Media Objects.
Creating a New Media Object
View a demonstration on how to create a new Media Object.
Using Related Topics
Let your users know what they can expect to find in a chapter or section, and help them find related information.
Customizing Output & Administrator
Customizing Print Output
Produce outputs with different appearance using the same content.
Relationship to Word Publishing Template
Understand the relationship between Author-it and the Word Template.
Working with Style Objects
Understand the properties of the Style Object.
Setting Up a Style
Define formatting in Author-it and map the style to your Word Template.
Publishing Using New Styles
Add new styles to the Word Template.
Headers and Footers
Add Headers and Footers to the Word Template.
Accessing the Templates Folder
Explore the default set of Templates provided by Author-it.
Customizing HTML Output
Discover what you can customize in your HTML Output.
Modifying the Frame Set
Change the existing code or write your own from scratch.
Modifying the Page Format
Change the related Media Object according to your requirements or create a Custom Page Template.
Modifying the Navigation Tabs
Use different graphics and link to specific pages.
Modifying the Related Topic Groups
Change the heading and decide which topics have to be listed under it.
Logging & Inserting License Number
The first steps to follow after creating a new Author-it library.
Exploring the Security Tab
Configure users, groups and permissions.
Setting Password and Changing Rights
Watch a small demonstration on what users can and can’t do depending on the permissions they own.
Managing Release States
Create, delete and edit the Release States used in Author-it.
Creating a Test Library
Use a Jet Library to perform all your testing and easily delete it when required.
Using the Reports Tab
Retrieve a list of all the objects in the library that map to a file placed outside the database.
Exploring the Settings Tab
Edit history options and other general settings.
Author-it Aspect & Localization Manager
Introducing Author-it Aspect
What is Author-it Aspect and how it can help you and your business.
Understanding Aspect workflow
Follow a few easy steps to start using Author-it Aspect.
Introducing Aspect Administrator
Become familiar with the Administrator module.
Creating content for Aspect: Books
Configure Aspect Books settings.
Creating content for Aspect: Topics
Use Variables and Variants to filter your content.
Publishing to Aspect: Overview
Follow a few easy steps and best practices to publish your content.
Aspect from the end-user’s point of view
View an example of a website developed with Aspect.
Planning your Aspect website
Plan out the site map, specify variables and variants for filtering and more.
Working with Author-it Aspect
Setting up Aspect Administrator
Explore and setup each section of Aspect Administrator.
Publishing to Aspect
Configure Book settings and publish them to your Aspect website.
Editing Aspect website content
Choose between Author-it Editor or Author-it Live as the best program to edit your Aspect website content.
Introducing to the Localization Process
Get an overview of the localization process and how it leads to multiple translations of your source library.
Optimizing the Localization workflow
Learn how to use release states for your Localization workflow.
Select translatable content from the source library.
Creating target libraries
Import the content from the source library into a locale to start the translation process.
Points to consider before starting with LM
Some points to keep in mind for best use of Author-it Localization Manager.