Exploring ePublisher : Producing Output Using Sample Source Documents and Stationery : Understanding the Sample Source Documents and Stationery
 
Understanding the Sample Source Documents and Stationery
When writers work with ePublisher in a real-world environment, writers use their source documents and source document templates and Stationery provided by a Stationery designer to generate output.
However, this section assumes that you are using the sample Exploring ePublisher source documents and Stationery provided for you when you install ePublisher to generate output. Using the sample Exploring ePublisher source documents and Stationery allows you to see how quickly and easily writers can generate output using ePublisher Express and Stationery designed by a Stationery designer. Using the sample Exploring ePublisher source documents and Stationery also means that you do not have to create your own sample source document templates and Stationery in order to generate output.
When you explore ePublisher using the provided sample source documents and Stationery, you use sample source documents and Stationery created by a Stationery designer to generate output. These sample source documents were created using Adobe FrameMaker and Microsoft Word template files the Stationery designer created for use with the Exploring ePublisher Stationery. The Stationery designer used ePublisher Designer to create the Exploring ePublisher Stationery you received by performing the following tasks:
1. Created Adobe FrameMaker and Microsoft Word templates that specified the paragraph and character formats, styles, conditions, and marker types for writers to use when authoring content in source documents. For more information about creating Adobe FrameMaker and Microsoft Word templates, see “Designing Adobe FrameMaker Formats and Standards” and “Designing Microsoft Word Templates and Standards”.
2. Created a Stationery design project. For more information about creating a Stationery design project, see “Creating a Stationery Design Project”.
3. Specified WebWorks Help - Exploring ePublisher, Microsoft HTML Help - Exploring ePublisher, and Dynamic HTML - Exploring ePublisher as target output formats. For more information about specifying output formats and targets, see “Adding Output Formats to Your Stationery Design Project”.
4. Used Style Designer to perform the following tasks:
*Defined page breaks to create a new page for each Chapter Title, Heading1, Heading2, and Heading3 style.
*Defined the table of contents structure, or levels, for the generated output.
*Disabled autonumbering for chapter titles.
*Specified that cross-references display as headings with page numbers in source documents, and display as hyperlinks without page numbers in generated output.
*Defined popup window styles by completing the following tasks:
Note: Dynamic HTML does not support popup windows.
*Defined the GlossTerm and GlossDef paragraph styles so that any content with this style applied displays in a popup window.
*Assigned a page style for popup windows.
*Defined the ExpandCollapse style so that any content with this style applied displays as a link, and when users click the link, the content below the link displays until the point where the writer inserts a DropDownEnd marker.
*Defined the RelatedTopics style so that any content with this style displays as a related topic link in generated output when users click a related topics button in the generated output.
*Defined a TopicAlias marker so that any topic that contains this marker has a unique ID that an application can use to display a context-sensitive help topic when users click on a Help button from within the application.
*Enabled the display of company information in the bottom right of each generated output page. This allows writers to enter the appropriate company information as needed in their generated output.
*Specified that the generated output display using the same fonts specified in the source documents. By default, ePublisher generates output using the same fonts and paragraph and character styles and formats used in the source documents. However, Stationery designers can also configure the Stationery to use a completely different look in the generated output.
*Specified that browse sequence buttons display in the generated output. By default, ePublisher creates previous and next browse sequence buttons that automatically set the browse sequence to the same page as the order of topics in the table of contents. Users can use these buttons to click through online content in the order of the table of contents.
*Configured the Stationery to ignore front matter in source documents such as title pages and table of contents pages.
*Configured a passthrough condition to use when embedding code that references multimedia files in source documents.
For more information about using Style Designer to perform these tasks, see “Designing Stationery”.
5. Saved the Stationery and performed a test output generation using the sample template files to confirm that the Stationery generates output correctly. For more information, see “Saving and Testing Stationery”.
6. Deployed the Stationery for other writers to use to generate output. For more information, see “Deploying Stationery”.