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Customizing Exploring ePublisher Output

After you review the Exploring ePublisher output, customize the Exploring ePublisher WebWorks Help, Microsoft HTML Help, and Dynamic HTML output. This section provides only a few examples of some of the ways you can use ePublisher to customize your output. The flexible and powerful output generation capabilities ePublisher provides allow you to specify precisely how you want your output to display, ensuring you can always deliver your online content to your exact specifications every time. You can customize the Exploring ePublisher output by performing the following actions:

In order to customize the Exploring ePublisher output, you must have target setting modification permissions. If you did not select the target setting permissions option when you installed ePublisher Express, you will not see the Target Settings menu option displayed on the Target menu. If you cannot see the Target Settings menu option because you do not have target setting modification permissions, you can quickly configure ePublisher Express to allow you to configure target settings. For more information, see “Enabling Target Setting Permissions After Installing ePublisher Express” on page 26.

To customize Exploring ePublisher output

  1. Add company information to your generated output by completing the following steps:

  2. If you want to add company information to your WebWorks Help output, on the Project menu, select the WebWorks Help - Exploring ePublisher target next to Active Target.

  3. If you want to add company information to your Microsoft HTML Help 'output, on the Project menu, select the Microsoft HTML Help - Exploring ePublisher target next to Active Target.

  4. If you want to add company information to your Dynamic HTML output, on the Project menu, select the Dynamic HTML - Exploring ePublisher target next to Active Target.

  5. On the Target menu, click Target Settings.

  6. Under Company Information, in the Company email address field, type your company email address.

For example, type Email: info@companyname.com, where info@company.com is a valid email address for your company.

  1. In the Company fax number field, type the fax number for your company.

For example, type Fax: xxx.xxx.xxxx, where xxx.xxx.xxxx is the fax number for your company.

  1. In the Company name field, type your company name.

  2. In the Company phone number field, type your company phone number.

For example, type Phone: xxx.xxx.xxxx, where xxx.xxx.xxxx is the phone number for your company.

  1. In the Company web page field, type your company web page.

For example, type http://www.companyname.com, where www.companyname.com is the URL for your company Web site.

  1. Click OK.

  2. Show the first topic instead of the splash screen in your WebWorks Help output by completing the following steps:

  3. On the Project menu, select the WebWorks Help - Exploring ePublisher target next to Active Target.

  4. On the Target menu, click Target Settings.

  5. Under WebWorks Help, in the Show first document instead of splash page field, set the value to Enabled.

  6. Click OK.

Your Stationery designer can also configure your Stationery to use a custom splash page image. For more information about customizing the splash page image, see “Customizing Splash Page Images in WebWorks Help” on page 302.

  1. Change the theme of your WebWorks Help system from Lobby Blue to Architect Green by completing the following steps:

  2. On the Project menu, select the WebWorks Help - Exploring ePublisher target next to Active Target.

  3. On the Target menu, click Target Settings.

  4. Under WebWorks Help, in the Theme field, set the value to Architect Green.

  5. Click OK.

  6. Hide the index in your generated output.

By default, ePublisher creates an index using index markers inserted into source documents. If you have source documents that do not contain index entries, you can hide the index in your generated output. After you add index entries into your source documents, you can then specify that you want to display an index in your generated output in just a few clicks. The Exploring ePublisher source documents do not have index entries added, so you should hide the index in the Exploring ePublisher generated output since the index in the generated output will not contain useful information to users. Hide the index in your generated output by completing the following steps:

  1. If you want to hide the index in your WebWorks Help output, on the Project menu, select the WebWorks Help - Exploring ePublisher target next to Active Target.

  2. If you want to hide the index in your Microsoft HTML Help output, on the Project menu, select the Microsoft HTML Help - Exploring ePublisher target next to Active Target.

  3. If you want to hide the index in your Dynamic HTML output, on the Project menu, select the Dynamic HTML - Exploring ePublisher target next to Active Target.

  4. On the Target menu, click Target Settings.

  5. Under Index, set the Generate index setting value to Disabled.

  6. Click OK.

  7. On the Project menu, click Generate All.

  8. Verify your output displays the company information you specified by completing the following steps:

  9. If you added company information to your WebWorks Help output, on the Project menu, select the WebWorks Help - Exploring ePublisher target next to Active Target.

  10. If you added company information to your Microsoft HTML Help output, on the Project menu, select the Microsoft HTML Help - Exploring ePublisher target next to Active Target.

  11. If you added company information to your Dynamic HTML output, on the Project menu, select the Dynamic HTML - Exploring ePublisher target next to Active Target.

  12. In Document Manager, select the Exploring ePublisher top-level group.

  13. In Output Explorer, under Navigation, perform one of the following actions:

  14. If you added company information to your WebWorks Help output, double-click the index.html entry-point file to open the WebWorks Help system.

  15. If you added company information to your Microsoft HTML Help 'output, double-click the Exploring ePublisher.chm entry-point file to open the Microsoft HTML Help system.

  16. If you added company information to your Dynamic HTML output, double-click the toc.html entry-point file to open the Microsoft HTML Help system.

  17. Verify that the company name, phone number, fax number, and email address you specified displays in the bottom right of each topic page in the generated output. Also note that the Stationery designer can specify a different look and feel for the area that contains this information as needed based on the preferred styles and standards for your organization.

  18. Verify that the first topic in your WebWorks Help output displays instead of the default WebWorks splash screen and verify that the WebWorks Help system uses the Architect Green theme instead of the Lobby Blue theme by completing the following steps:

  19. On the Project menu, select the WebWorks Help - Exploring ePublisher target next to Active Target.

  20. In Document Manager, select the Exploring ePublisher top-level group.

  21. In Output Explorer, under Navigation, double-click the index.html entry-point file to open the WebWorks Help generated output.

  22. Verify that the first topic in the WebWorks Help system displays instead of the default WebWorks Help splash screen.

  23. Verify that the color theme in the help system in the WebWorks Help system displays using the Architect Green theme instead of the default Lobby Blue theme.

  24. Verify that an index no longer displays in your generated output by completing the following steps:

  25. If you specified you wanted to hide the index in your WebWorks Help 'output, on the Project menu, select the WebWorks Help - Exploring ePublisher target next to Active Target.

  26. If you specified you wanted to hide the index in your Microsoft HTML 'Help output, on the Project menu, select the Microsoft HTML Help - Exploring ePublisher target next to Active Target.

  27. If you specified you wanted to hide the index in your Dynamic HTML 'output, on the Project menu, select the Dynamic HTML - Exploring ePublisher target next to Active Target.

  28. In Document Manager, select the Exploring ePublisher top-level group.

  29. In Output Explorer, under Navigation, perform one of the following actions:

  30. If you specified you wanted to hide the index in your WebWorks Help 'output, double-click the index.html entry-point file to open the WebWorks Help generated output.

  31. If you specified you wanted to hide the index in your Microsoft 'HTML Help output, double-click the Exploring ePublisher.chm entry-point file to open the Microsoft HTML Help generated output.

  32. If you specified you wanted to hide the index in your Dynamic 'HTML output, double-click the toc.html entry-point file to open the Dynamic HTML generated output.

  33. Verify that the Index tab no longer displays in your generated output.

After you perform these simple customizations for your generated output, next explore how you can quickly and easily implement online features using the sample Exploring ePublisher source documents and Stationery.

ePublisher/2008.3/Help/Welcome_to_ePublisher/Exploring_ePublisher_Pro_Express_Automap.6.24 (last edited 2008-10-11 06:32:18 by BenAllums)