Publishing requirement

Migrating to Author-it Cloud

When publishing to HTML (HTML Pages or XHTML) or Web Help, Author-it checks for the Plain HTML folder in the Templates folder.

Publishing completes successfully when the folder exists at this location. However, if the folder has been renamed or deleted, publishing to these outputs fails with the following message:

Plain HTML Folder Required for Publishing


A sub folder must exist in the Templates folder with the name Plain HTML.

  • If you publish to this output, then the folder will contain the publishing templates and files you use for this output.
  • If you do not publish to this output, just add an empty folder named Plain HTML at this location.