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Defining the Appearance of Pages

The way you present your online content greatly impacts the usability and readability of that content in the online environment. Information layout and design for print and online content are usually very different. ePublisher allows you to format your source documents to optimize for printed delivery, and then use ePublisher to deliver the content optimized for online presentation.

Unlike printed content, online documentation can include extra navigation features, follow different rules regarding topic length and page breaks, and include unique page layouts for specific types of information. While each output format varies in the types of files that are delivered, most output formats are based on HTML. Therefore, when you decide how to present your content online, consider the layout of your content on an HTML page.

In ePublisher, the overall appearance of each topic of your output is controlled by page styles. You can modify page style properties with Style Designer to define whether to include navigation browse buttons on each page, whether to include company logo and contact information, and other design elements for each page that uses a specific page style. To deliver your online content as individual chunks, or pages of information, define page breaks based on paragraph styles, such as headings. For more information, see “Defining New Pages (Page Breaks)”.