Exploring ePublisher : Producing Output Using Sample Source Documents and Stationery : Reviewing Exploring ePublisher Generated Output
 
Reviewing Exploring ePublisher Generated Output
The sample Exploring ePublisher source documents and Stationery provide examples of how the following online features display in generated output:
*Popup windows
*Expand/collapse sections
*Related topics
*Context-sensitive help topics
Review the output you generated using the sample Exploring ePublisher source documents and Stationery to learn more about these items. After you review the Exploring ePublisher generated output, you can customize target settings in ePublisher to further customize the look and feel of the generated output. For more information, see “Customizing Exploring ePublisher Output”.
To review the Exploring ePublisher generated output
1. In Document Manager, select the Exploring ePublisher Project top-level group. The following figure shows the Exploring ePublisher Project top-level group selected in Document Manager.
2. If you want to review generated output for WebWorks Help, complete the following steps:
a. On the Project menu, select the WebWorks Help - Exploring ePublisher target next to Active Target.
b. In Output Explorer, under Navigation, double-click index.html entry-point file to open the WebWorks Help system.
Note: By default, WebWorks Help displays a default WebWorks logo on the first page, also known as the splash page, of a WebWorks Help system. You can quickly and easily replace the default WebWorks logo used on the splash page with your own company logo, or you can choose not to use a splash page, and show the first help topic instead. For more information about customizing the splash page in WebWorks Help, see “Customizing Exploring ePublisher Output”.
3. If you want to review generated output for Microsoft HTML Help, complete the following steps:
a. On the Project menu, select the Microsoft HTML Help - Exploring ePublisher target next to Active Target.
b. In Document Manager, select the Exploring ePublisher top-level group.
c. In Output Explorer, under Navigation, double-click the Exploring ePublisher.chm entry-point file to open the Microsoft HTML Help system.
4. If you want to review generated output for Dynamic HTML, complete the following steps:
a. On the Project menu, select the Dynamic HTML - Exploring ePublisher target next to Active Target.
b. In Document Manager, select the Exploring ePublisher top-level group.
c. In Output Explorer, under Navigation, double-click the toc.html entry-point file to open the Dynamic HTML.
5. On the Contents tab, note that ePublisher created a new topic page for each section of the document with a Chapter Title, Heading1, Heading2, or Heading3 format or style applied.
6. Click one of the following topics:
*If you generated output using the FrameMaker source document, click the Sample Source Documents and Stationery (FrameMaker) topic.
*If you generated output using the Word source document, click the Sample Source Documents and Stationery (Word) topic.
7. Note that although a chapter number displays in front of this heading in the source document, a chapter number does not display in front of this heading in the generated output. The Stationery designer configured the Stationery not to display chapter numbers in generated output because chapter numbers are out of context in online content.
8. Click one of the following topics:
*If you generated output using the FrameMaker source document, click the Sample Source Documents and Stationery (FrameMaker) > Adding Functional Elements to Online Content (FrameMaker) topic.
*If you generated output using the Word source document, click the Sample Source Documents and Stationery (Word) > Adding Functional Elements to Online Content (Word) topic.
9. Note that although the cross-references display with page numbers in the source document, the Stationery designer configured the Stationery to display cross-references as hyperlinks without page numbers in the generated output. Cross-references with page numbers are appropriate in printed content, while cross-references displayed as hyperlinks without page numbers are appropriate in online content.
10. Note that each page of the generated output includes 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. The browse sequence buttons are enabled in ePublisher by default. Stationery designers can choose whether they want to display or hide the browse buttons when they define the Stationery. Stationery designers can also change the appearance of the browse sequence buttons in generated output.
11. Note that the generated output includes breadcrumbs. Breadcrumbs may be used to provide information to users about where they are in the content and to offer users a way to quickly return to previously viewed pages without using the Back button, using other navigation bars, or typing in a keyword search. Stationery designers can choose whether they want to display or hide breadcrumbs when they design Stationery. Stationery designers can also change the appearance and location of the breadcrumbs in generated output.
12. View how popup windows display in generated output by completing the following steps:
Note: Dynamic HTML does not support popup windows.
a. If you generated output using the FrameMaker source document, on the Contents tab, click the Popup Windows (FrameMaker) > Creating Popup Windows (FrameMaker) topic.
b. If you generated output using the Word source document, on the Contents tab, click the Popup Windows (Word) > Creating Popup Windows (Word) topic.
c. If you are viewing WebWorks Help output, hover over a link to display the popup window.
d. If you are viewing Microsoft HTML Help output, click the link to display the popup window.
13. View how expand/collapse sections display in generated output by completing the following steps:
a. If you generated output using the FrameMaker source document, on the Contents tab, click the Expand/Collapse Sections (FrameMaker) > Creating Expand/Collapse Sections (FrameMaker) topic.
b. If you generated output using the Word source document, on the Contents tab, click the Expand/Collapse Sections (Word) > Creating Expand/Collapse Sections (Word).
a. Click on the arrow following the procedure introductory text to expand and display the steps in the procedure.
b. Click on the arrow following the procedure introductory text again to collapse and hide the steps in the procedure.
14. View how related topics links display in generated output by completing the following steps:
a If you generated output using the FrameMaker source document, on the Contents tab, click the Related Topics Links (FrameMaker) > Creating Related Topics Links (FrameMaker) topic.
b. If you generated output using the Word source document, on the Contents tab, click the Related Topics Links (Word) > Creating Related Topics Links (Word).
c. If you are viewing related topics in WebWorks Help or Microsoft HTML Help, click the Related Topics button at the bottom of the page. Related topic links display in a related topics window, and you can click a related topics link in the related topics window to display the related topic.
d. If you are viewing related topics in Dynamic HTML, click a related topics link at the bottom of the page to display the related topic.
15. See how a context-sensitive help topic ID specified in a TopicAlias marker in a source document gets added to a help system mapping file by completing the following steps:
a. On the Project menu, select the Microsoft HTML Help - Exploring ePublisher target next to Active Target.
b. On the View menu, click Output Directory.
c. In the Exploring ePublisher folder, open the Exploring ePublisher.h mapping file in Notepad.
d. Verify that the IDH_CreatingContextSensitiveTopicsFrame or IDH_CreatingContextSensitiveTopicsWord topic ID is listed in the Exploring ePublisher.h mapping file.