Publishing Profiles

Author-it Objects

Publishing Profile object
Publishing profiles determine how your Author-it content is published. You'll need to create a different publishing for each format you want to publish your content to. These profiles are fully customizable, and you can create as many as you need.

For example, instead of publishing to HTML, you can define profiles that publish to Sales Presentation, Intranet, Web Based Help, and so on. You define the profiles you need to meet your requirements and your deliverables.

Author-it uses publishing profiles to determine:

  • Which outputs a book (or books based on specific templates) can be published to

    Example: Any books based on a Presentation template, should only be publishable to HTML or XHTML (for the presentation), and to Word or PDF (for handouts).

  • Which users can publish a book using that profile

    Example: Sales and Marketing can publish sales presentations, but Human Resources cannot publish any documents using that profile.

  • The release states that content must be in for it to be included

    Example: Only "Released" content should be included in content that will be published and distributed to external customers. Content in "Draft" should not be included.

  • The templates, media objects, and/or external files that are used to control formatting and layout

    Example: Publishing content to HTML based profiles - one controlling the look and feel used by the organization website, and the other controlling the online knowledge center.

  • Which variables apply for the publishing output.

    Example: Variables can be assigned to a translation job Publishing Profile as a means of differentiating content that looks like translatable text but in fact must not be translated (such as button names, names of file objects, organization names).