October 2018 Release

More reuse options - reuse a range of steps or list items

You've always been able to reuse an entire list or procedure as a whole in Paligo, but one thing that was not easy to do was to reuse a sequence of steps or list items in the middle of another procedure or list.

Now this is much easier. See Reuse Items in a List for more.

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Embed dynamic code snippets

If you are documenting software, and have a repository of code samples (e.g in GitHub or similar), you can now embed those samples dynamically.

This way they can be updated by your developers, and are automatically updated in your help.

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Read more about how to do this in Embed Code from an External Source.

Embedding Google Docs and OneDrive documents

Speaking of embedding, we've had a number of requests for the possibility to embed Google Docs and OneDrive documents.

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Now you can just add a simple link, and it will turn into an embedded document in your published output. See Links to Embed Google Doc or OneDrive Documents.

Elastic Search - another search engine option

We've added another search engine option, Elastic Search/Swiftype. This is a crawler-based search that is very powerful out of the box, and offers lots of options too.

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See HTML5 Layout Editor Options for more.

More control over your content

There have been several updates that give you more control over where your content is.

The location tool of the Structure View shows you the complete path to the component, with direct links to each part of the path:

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And if you should have happened to move a component to the Trash, which is actually reused in a publication, this is now indicated both in the Structure View and in the Content Manager.

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Other updates

Show topics that are not completely translated

When the language status shows that a publication is not fully translated, you may want to easily find the topics that are not done. Now there's an item on the translation context menu precisely for that.

Resource view showing a selected language bar with the options menu on display. The show incomplete topics option is selected.
Easy copy and paste of text with inline elements

We know it's been annoying that copying and pasting text that had inline elements was so fiddly.

Well, it's taken care of now. What took us so long? Well, it's about the complexity of the text fragment reuse and all that good stuff. But now it's as easy as it should be!

Add a page TOC (internal heading navigation) in HTML5 Help Center

Sometimes if you chunk your topics to make longer pages in your HTML5 output, it may be nice to have an extra navigation for the headings inside that page. You could of course include them in the main Table of Contents navigation, but a better way may often be to have a separate convenient page navigation. Check out the Layout Editor under TOC and chunking for this option.

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It has a nice and clear styling by default, but of course you can style it any way you want in your CSS. 

More feedback options in the HTML5 Help Center output

There are now more options available for selecting when the user can provide feedback in combination with, or without, the voting panel.

Easier to publish multiple publications under one portal

It is now easier to put together a Help Center portal with multiple sub publications, with a common global search, but individual content pages for each.

Read more about how to do this in Multiple publications in the same portal.

Choose H1 headings for each topic

By default, Paligo follows the standard DocBook scheme for the levels of headings in chunked output HTML5. This means the level of the topic in the publication determines the level of the HTML title.

If you want each topic to start on H1 instead, you can enable that now.

Output taxonomies as HTML meta tags

Besides the already existing options of using taxonomies for class names, navigation, and filtering, you can now also use them to output corresponding HTML meta tags.

Create content from the Floating Content Panel

Not so much a new feature as an oversight that has been corrected - now it's possible to create new content from the Floating Content Panels too.

Copy/paint format

Similar to the copy/paint format tool in traditional editors, but copying the inline element. This is useful especially if you often use a less common inline element for which there is no keyboard shortcut.

Excluding label numbering from tables, examples, and figures

We've had a number of requests for the ability to use a title for formal elements, like tables, examples, and figures, but without the label and number ("Table 3:"). Now you can set this in the Layout Editor.

HTML5 section numbering

There is now an option to enable section numbering in HTML5 too, just like in PDF, if formal numbering is important in your documentation.

Improved support for Wistia videos

You can now use the standard "inline embed" option for Wistia videos, which is the recommended one. The videos are now also fully responsive without any custom css.