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Publish your Content

You can publish individual topics or entire publications in various formats, including HTML5 and PDF. Typically, Paligo users create a publication and add various topics to it to create the structure of a user guide. Then they add content to the topics, get the content reviewed, and then publish it in one or more formats.

To publish, you need to use a Layout. There are different Layouts for each type of output and they contain settings for controlling how Paligo prepares your content for publication. For example, with a PDF layout, you can set the styling of your headings, tables, etc., and with an HTML layout, you can upload a CSS file that contains the styling. Paligo has a set of built-in Layouts that you can use or you can create your own.

For this tutorial, you will use one of the built-in Layouts that are included with Paligo.

To publish your content:

  1. Select the type of output you want to create, for example, HTML5.

  2. Choose a layout from the list of available layouts.

  3. Choose the languages that you want to include in your publication.

  4. For this tutorial, ignore the Profiling attributes, Variables, Upload output, and Output filename settings. These are only for use if you have used profiling (filtering) or variables in your content, are publishing to another system, or need to control the filename of the output. You can also ignore the Optional parameters.

  1. Select the Dotted menu (...) for the topic or publication in Content Manager.

  2. Select Publish. Publish_button_small.png


    Paligo displays the Publish document dialog.

  3. Select Publish Document to start publishing. Paligo will then process your content and apply your layout and publishing settings. The time that this takes can vary depending on how much content you are publishing (the more content there is, the longer it takes).

    A progress bar shows you how much of the processing Paligo has completed and how much is left to do. When the processing is complete, a notification is shown.

    Publication process dialog showing process is 98% complete.

    Paligo provides your published output as a zip file that downloads in the browser. You can find it in the downloads folder on your computer (unless you have altered your browser's settings to store downloaded files somewhere else).

    To make the content available online, first unzip the file. You can then use the file locally or you can use an FTP client, such as Filezilla, to upload the unzipped content to a web server.

To learn more about publishing Paligo content, see Publishing Process.