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Build a Publication and Reuse Content

In Paligo, you create a Publication and then you simply select components (topics) and drag and drop them to build the structure you need, just like creating a table of contents. We use the term reuse, since one of the central ideas behind XML-based topic-based authoring, single-sourcing and Paligo, is the reuse of content as building blocks, irrespective of whether the content is used in one or in several locations.

This section describes how to build a publication, using a number of topics already created.

  1. Select the options menu of a Publication component and open it in the Structure View.


    The Structure View opens next to the Content manager:

  2. Then just drag and drop topics in the Structure View to add them to the Publication.


    You can select multiple topics at a time, just hold down the Shift key to select a range, or the Ctrl/Cmd key to select them individually.

    To simplify dragging and dropping from separate parts of the Content manager, just select Floating Content Panel :


    The Floating Content Panel opens, making it easy to drag topics into the Structure View:

  3. Drag and drop the topics into the Structure View, and then again drag and drop them to the structure level you want in the structure.

  4. Save the publication before closing the Structure View.


  • If someone else should be editing the structure at the same time, you will get a notification that it has changed. You should then do as the alert says and "revert" the structure. This means that it will reload the structure to the current state with the changes of the other user.

  • There is a bug in Google Chrome for displaying the numbering of topics when you drag and drop them. It may initially show the wrong numbering.

    However, the numbering will immediately be corrected in Chrome too as soon as you hit Save.