Set up the Magellan Publishing Profile (OP) - On Premises 6.4

Installation of Magellan publishing components

Important: if any of the items in the screenshots are not on your system, you may need to do a full uninstall of Author-it and then rerun the 2020r2 installer.

The new Magellan Publishing Profile runs a powershell script that is installed in the installation folder after installing 2020r2.

Note: If you are publishing centrally, run the installer on the publishing server or otherwise copy this script to the server (in which case you need to update the path for it):

  1. Add a script to the publishing profile to run the powershell script.

    Magellan script setup 1

  2. Edit the path to the powershell script if it is located in another location.
  3. Add all of the arguments below in the "Arguments" section (default setup). Edit each argument as required.

Note: The arguments must be added as one line with no hard returns or extra characters.

-WindowStyle Hidden

The powershell script runs in the background without being displayed in a window. Do not edit.

-ExecutionPolicy bypass

This argument makes sure that there are no windows restrictions, so that the script can run. There will be no warnings or prompts. Do not edit.

-File "C:\Program Files\Author-it\Compilers\Magellan\magellan.ps1"

The location where the powershell script is located. Change this location if necessary.

-PublishFolder "<SYS_PUBLISH_FOLDER>"

The location on the cloud where the output is published. Don not edit.

-SaxonFolder "C:\Program Files\Saxonica\SaxonPE9.9N"

The location where the processing tools for XML are located. Change this location if necessary.


The filename of the resolved XML. Do not edit.


Creates the LocaleCode. The LocaleCode is a two letter code which is determined by the language to which you are publishing to.

-MagellanFolder "C:\Program Files\Author-it\Engines\Magellan"

Location of the Magellan Engine (the Framework). This folder is automatically created during the installation of 2020r2. Change this location if necessary.

-IndexerFolder "C:\Program Files\Author-it\Compilers\Magellan"

Location of the Index compiler. Change this location if necessary.

-LibraryPath "C:\Users\myaccount\Documents\Author-it Data\Libraries"

Location of the Data Libraries. Change this location if necessary.

-ThemeFolder "\\myserver\Author-it Data\Templates\Magellan Themes\(default)"

Location of the Themes folderes. Change this location if necessary.

-ContentFolder "en"

Subfolder into which the published output is copied. Change if you are publishing to a different language than English.

-WebserverFolder "C:\inetpub\wwwroot\magellan\<SYS_PUBLISH_BOOK_ID>"

Optional. Use this script if you want to copy your website into your local IIS webserver.