Select the templates merged PDFs use for front matter, back matter, and the MVP TOC

The Multi-Variant Publishing Plugin User Guide

When authors use the Multi-Variant Publishing plugin to create merged PDFs, they can add front matter, back matter, and a multi-variant table of contents (MVP TOC) to the publication. These are added using specific topic templates. By default these templates are called MVP Front Matter, MVP Back Matter, and MVP TOC, but library administrators can change these to something more suitable for their library. They can even add more templates, if required.

  1. In Author-it Cloud, go to Files > Common > CompanyShare > Plugins > Multi-Variant Publishing.

  2. Create a copy of MultiVariantPublishing.xsl

    By creating a copy, library administrators can revert to the original version of MultiVariantPublishing.xsl if they encounter any issues.

  3. Open MultiVariantPublishing.xsl

  4. To change the templates used for front matter, back matter, and the MVP TOC, locate each instance of @data-ait-template and replace its value with the description of the required topic template.

    For example, to change the front matter template from MVP Front Matter to Front Matter, replace each instance of @data-ait-template='MVP Front Matter' with @data-ait-template='Front Matter'.

  5. To add more front matter, back matter, or MVP TOC templates, locate each instance of @data-ait-template and add the required topic template descriptions as additional values.

    For example, to change the back matter template from MVP Back Matter to MVP Back Matter and Back Matter, replace each instance of @data-ait-template='MVP Back Matter' with (@data-ait-template='MVP Back Matter' or @data-ait-template='Back Matter'). Note that if you change one value to multiple values, you must add brackets around them.