Publishing profile Action options

Author-it Objects

Note: Actions are not currently editable in Author-it Cloud; log a support call to discuss your requirements if you need these actions.

Copy or move files

Creates a copy or moves the selected files in a new location. Copy or move the selected file to the publishing folder, or copy selected files from the publishing folder to another location. Using wildcard characters, copy all files in a specific format, for example, *.gif.

Depending on the operating system, "inherited" object permissions may be affected when you copy or move objects to another location. If the permissions are affected, subsequent actions that use the objects may also be affected.

Output file configuration

Defines the file that will be opened after publishing has completed. Use this with any post publishing conversion to open a new file format rather than the format type selected in the "Applies to" tab. You can also use this action in conjunction with the Copy or Move tabs to open the selected file from a different location instead of the default publishing folder.

Delete Files

Delete all files from the publishing folder, or delete specific files.

The Delete action does not process multiple items with separators in the same action. If you want to delete more than one file type, for example *.dot AND *.gif, you need to create multiple delete actions for the publishing profile.

Zip Files

After publishing has completed, zip the files and move them to a new location. Add the files to an existing zip file, or create a new one.

Command Line

Run batch files before and after publishing.

File Transfer

Transfer files to a remote location after publishing.

XSL Transformation

Run a transformation file over the published output.


Edit and manage content on remote web servers. The WebDAV action transfers files to a WebDAV server.


Create an XML file for the book being published. The XML file contains the object settings and topic content.