Configuring the History Setting for Review

Author-it Modules Installation & Update Guide

The History Setting in Author-it Administrator needs to be configured for two purposes:

  • Enable the Comments window display when Editors save a topic at the end of the Editorial phase

  • Enable users to open Review from within Author-it Editor's History window

icon_OpenNewWindowVideo: Setting up History settings

Configure to enable the Comments window display when Editors save a topic

To display the comments window when you save the topic at the end of the editorial phase in Review, you need to set the Object close (if changed) setting.

  • To set the history save points:

  1. Open the library in Author-it Administrator.

  2. From the main menu, select Settings > History Settings.

  3. Display the Save Points tab and for Object close (if changed) click Save with optional comments from the drop-down list. Select the minimum number of characters for the comment.

    Set History Point for Reviewer

  4. Click Ok to Save changes.

Enable users to open Review from within Author-it Editor's History window

To enable the "Show Review" function in the Author-it History display, you must also configure the URL to Review.

The URL to Review must be set. This option enables topics in a review to be opened from the View History window.

  1. Open the library in Administrator then select Settings > Reviewer Settings.

  2. Add the URL for your application using your domain name and the application name you used in IIS Manager during the installation, followed by review.aspx.

  3. Click OK to save the setting and close the window.

    Required Settings and Permissions - Reviewer Settings

The History window in Author includes an option to open a topic currently in a review cycle in Review. Enable this option by adding the Review URL in Author-it Administrator.

History Window Show Review Button