Creating Projects Based on Stationery
Writers use ePublisher Express and Stationery created by a Stationery designer to generate output. When you use ePublisher Express to create a project based on Stationery, you specify the Stationery you want the project to use and the source documents you want to include in the project. The Stationery file uses a .wxsp file extension and contains information and settings for the project to use, such as style or format information, variable values, condition settings, cross-reference definitions, and more. The source documents contain the content for which you want to generate output. The project uses the settings specified in the Stationery file and the content and formatting in the source documents to generate output. A project file created with ePublisher Express uses the .wrp file extension.
Note: You cannot create a project based on Stationery using ePublisher Pro. You can only create projects based on Stationery using ePublisher Express. Stationery designers use ePublisher Pro to create Stationery using Stationery design projects. For more information about creating Stationery and Stationery design projects, see “Creating a Stationery Design Project” on page 116 and “Saving and Testing Stationery” on page 193.
To create a project based on Stationery
In ePublisher Express, on the File menu, click New Project.
In the Project Name field, type a name for your project.
In the Location field, specify the location where you want to save your ePublisher project by clicking on the folder icon and browsing to the location where you want to save your project.
Note: Ensure you consider the length of the full path you specify for the project name and location. If you specify long names and paths for project, Windows may not be able to support the length of the full path.
By default, ePublisher stores projects in the My Documents\ePublisher Express Projects folder.
In the Standalone stationery field, specify the Stationery you want to use to create your project by clicking on the folder icon and browsing to the location of the Stationery file.
Select a Stationery file (.wxsp file), and then click Open.
Browse to the location of the source documents you want to include in your project, select the source documents, and then click Open.
Note: You can add source documents when you create your project or you can add source documents after you create your project. For more information about adding source documents to projects, see “Adding Source Documents to Projects” on page 293.
Click Finish to create the project. ePublisher creates the project and gathers information about the structure of your source documents.
After you create your project, add targets to your projects as needed and then generate output. For more information, see “Adding Targets to Projects Based on Stationery” on page 302 and “Generating Output” on page 313.