Viewing the Published Output in Contribute

Publish

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On Premises

Using the console you can publish documents and view the newly created output files, or search for previously created output files. The History Filter provides options for searching for all completed publishing jobs for a document (regardless of who submitted the job), or you can limit the search results to your own publishing jobs or jobs submitted during a specified time period.

The console's right pane displays the list of completed jobs, with the output's icon, the date the job was completed, and "action" links to view, download, republish, or delete your publishing job. A link to the publishing log is included for all jobs.

Note: To view your document's outputs, you need to have the correct run time components for each output format installed on your computer. In particular, to view JavaHelp or Oracle Help for Java output you'll need the Sun Java Runtime Environment (JRE).

Publishing console actions

  • The View button is used to open the published output. Contribute opens the output files in a browser window (for example, HTML, XHTML, Web Help), or displays the Download window enabling you to open the output (for example, Word, PDF, HTML Help).
  • Note: To view Web Help, if you are using IIS Manager 6, ensure that you set the Publishing Folder Execute Permission to Scripts only (folder Properties > VirtualDirectory > Execute permissions)
  • The Republish button enables you to publish the book again using the same publishing profile. Variant options (if used) must be selected before the job is submitted.
  • The Download button enables users to download a zip file containing their published content.

    Important: If you are publishing to languages using double-byte characters, ensure you have the latest version of your zip tool installed, and it supports double-byte characters.

  • The Delete button enables you to delete your publishing job, and the files and folders associated with the job. The button is only displayed against entries for successful jobs that you have published. Note: Library Administrators can see other user's publishing jobs and delete them from the library.
  • The Log button is displayed against entries for both successful and failed jobs. Clicking the button displays the Publishing log for that job. The log lists any issues that may have been experienced with the job, for example, reasons for not publishing or any objects the you do not have the correct permissions for. Permissions should be checked as this can result in content being excluded from the output.

Live Publishing Console Job Links

To search for and view existing publishing jobs:

  1. Select the book from the publish list in the Select Book to Publish area.
  2. Choose the date options from the History Filter.
  3. Choose Show Jobs, the results are displayed in the summary pane.
  4. Choose View to open or the output files or Download to save the files to your local machine.