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Authoring in Paligo

When you author in Paligo, you mainly work with two different kinds of content, publications and topics. (Also see Topics and Publications).

Editing topics

To create and change topics in Paligo, you use the built-in XML Editor. When you click a topic in the Content Manager, it automatically opens the topic in the Editor.


To learn more about the various parts of the Editor, see The Editor.

When you create or edit a topic, add elements to create the structure and then add your content inside the elements. For example, if you want to add a new paragraph, create a new para element and then add your text to it.

You can add some of the commonly used elements by using the Edit and Insert toolbar options. You can also add elements by using the Element Context Menu.

The Element Context Menu. At the top, there is a search field for searching for specific elements. Below that, there is a list of elements that are valid for the current cursor position.

You can display the Element Context Menu by using these shortcuts:

Windows: Alt + Enter

Mac: Command ⌘ + Enter

To learn more about using the Element Context Menu, see: Add Content to Topics.

Editing publications

Publications can be opened in the Editor as well, but the default behavior when clicking a publication is to open it in the Structure View, since you will mainly work with the structure of topics in a publication.

Example of a structure in a publication. Topics are organized into a structure similar to a table of contents.

Example of a multi-level structure in a publication.