Understanding the ePublisher Process and Workflow
With ePublisher, a Stationery designer creates Stationery that identifies the supported output formats and defines the appearance and behavior of the output generated with projects based on that Stationery. A writer creates content source documents using one of the supported input formats. The writer then creates a project based on the Stationery, identifies the source documents to include in the project, and uses the project to generate output for each target defined in the project.
When generating output, ePublisher applies the defined conditions, variables, and cross-reference formats to the source documents. ePublisher next exports the source document content to the WebWorks Intermediate Format (WIF). This format provides a standard for ePublisher to process. Then, ePublisher applies the styles and options defined in the project and generates the selected output using XSL transforms that you can customize if needed. For more information, see “Understanding How ePublisher Works” on page 321.