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Previewing WebWorks Reverb
You can view the generated files directly in your browser, however, the social-media functionality will not be present when viewing WebWorks Reverb files in this manner. In order to preview the social-media functionality, you will need to view the files from a web server. With ePublisher you can preview your WebWorks Reverb files through a web server without having to configure a separate web server.
To preview the output, simply select the top level group in the Document Manager. This will display an entry in the Output Explorer called: View Output. Double-click on this entry and your help system will be opened in your default browser connected to a web server built into ePublisher.
To fully preview WebWorks Reverb using the built-in web server
1. Open your project and make sure that your WebWorks Reverb target is active and fully generated.
2. In the Document Manager select the top level group.
3. In the Output Explorer underneath Merge Output, double click View Output.
4. A browser window will be opened using your default browser and a URL to a locahost web address will be displayed. You can now browse the entire help volume as if it were deployed on a dedicated web server.
While you can view all the content, manipulate the TOC and Index, other capabilities such as Google Search may not work correctly until the content is deployed to a permanent location on a publicly accessible web server.