Producing Output Based on Stationery : Viewing Output : Viewing Output in Output Explorer
 
Viewing Output in Output Explorer
Output Explorer allows you to view output files from within the ePublisher user interface. Each time you generate output for a group of source documents or for an individual source document, ePublisher displays the generated output files in Output Explorer. The list of files ePublisher displays in Output Explorer is based on if you have a group of source documents selected or if you have an individual source document selected.
If you select a top-level group in Document Manager, ePublisher displays a group folder with the same name as the top-level group in Output Explorer that contains the following items:
*Navigation group. The Navigation group displays the generated entry-point file and printable reports. The entry-point file is the file that opens the generated output.
*Reports group. The Reports group displays any reports associated with the target that ePublisher generated.
If you select a source document in Document Manager, ePublisher displays the source document group with the same name as the source document selected in Document Manager that contains the following items:
*Files group. The Files group contains all of the generated content files and printable reports.
*Images group. The Images group contains images associated with the source document.
*Reports group. The Reports group displays any reports associated with the generated output for the target.
If you select a subgroup in Document Manager, ePublisher does not display any information in the Navigation and Reports groups in Output Explorer, because subgroups do not create a generated entry-point file and do not represent an actual table of contents group in generated output. The entry-point file is the file that opens the generated output.
If you have two or more top-level groups in Document Manager and your output format supports merged help systems, ePublisher creates a Merge Output group in Output Explorer. The Merge Output group contains the entry-point file for the merged help system. For more information about merged help systems, see“Merging Help Systems (Multivolume Help)”.
To view output in Output Explorer
1. If Output Explorer is not displayed in the ePublisher user interface, on the View menu, click Output Explorer.
2. On the Project menu, select the target next to Active Target for which you want to view output.
3. If you want to view output by opening the entry-point file, complete the following steps:
a. In Output Explorer, select a top-level group.
b. Click on the plus sign next to the top-level group to expand the group.
c. Click on the plus sign next to the Navigation group to expand the group.
d. Double-click on the entry-point file to open the generated output.
Output Type Generated
Default Entry-Point File to Double-Click to Open
Dynamic HTML
toc.html
Eclipse Help
View Eclipse Help
Microsoft HTML Help
name.chm
Microsoft Reader
name.lit
Microsoft WinHelp
name.hlp
Oracle Help
name.jar
Palm Reader
name.pdb
Sun JavaHelp
name.jar
WebWorks Help
index.html
WebWorks Reverb
index.html
Wiki - Confluence
You cannot view Confluence generated output by clicking on an entry-point file in Output Explorer. you must deploy the Confluence output to a Confluence server computer before you can view the output. For more information about deploying Confluence output, see “Deploying Output”.
Wiki - MediaWiki
You cannot view MediaWiki generated output by clicking on an entry-point file in Output Explorer. You must deploy the MediaWiki output to a MediaWiki server computer before you can view the output. For more information about deploying MediaWiki output, see “Deploying Output”.
Wiki - MoinMoin
You cannot view MoinMoin Wiki generated output by clicking on an entry-point file in Output Explorer. You must deploy the MoinMoin Wiki output to a MoinMoin Wiki server computer before you can view the output. For more information about deploying MoinMoin Wiki output, see “Deploying Output”.
XML+XSL
toc.xml
4. If you generated output for an HTML-based output format and you want to view the individual HTML files generated for a specific document, complete the following steps:
Note: By default, ePublisher produces individual HTML files for HTML-based output formats based on the page breaks settings you specify for your project. For more information about specifying page break settings, see “Specifying Page Breaks Settings”.
a. In Document Manager, select a source document.
b. In the Output Explorer, click on the plus sign next to the document to expand the group.
c. Click on the plus sign next to the Files group to expand the group.
d. Double-click on the generated output file to open the file.
5. If you generated output for a Wiki-based output format and you want to view the individual .wiki files generated for a specific document, you must deploy the generated .wiki files to a Wiki server computer before you can view the individual .wiki files. For more information about deploying Wiki-based output, see “Deploying Output”.
Note: By default, ePublisher produces individual .wiki files for Wiki-based output formats based on the page breaks settings you specify for your project. For more information about specifying page break settings, see “Specifying Page Breaks Settings”.
6. If your output format supports merged help systems and you want to view the entry-point file for a merged help system, complete the following steps:
a. In Output Explorer, click on the plus sign next to the Merged Output group in the Output Explorer to expand the group.
b. Double-click on the entry-point file to open the generated output.