Planning and Installing ePublisher : Upgrading from Previous Versions : Upgrading Typical ePublisher Implementations
Upgrading Typical ePublisher Implementations
After you save your existing Stationery design projects, Stationery, any projects you currently use to generate output, and any copies of override files to a secure location, perform the following steps:
*On the Stationery designer computer, uninstall all existing versions of ePublisher components, such as ePublisher Express, ePublisher Designer, and ePublisher AutoMap. The Stationery design computer is the computer the Stationery designer uses to create and update Stationery. ePublisher Express and ePublisher Designer are installed on the Stationery design computer. Based on your configuration, ePublisher AutoMap may also be installed on the Stationery design computer.
*Install the new version of ePublisher Express and ePublisher Designer on the Stationery designer computer. Also install the new version of ePublisher AutoMap if you run ePublisher AutoMap on the Stationery designer computer.
*Open your existing Stationery design projects using the new version of ePublisher Designer.
*Generate output and verify that your output generates as expected. Make any adjustments as needed.
*If you have implemented typical overrides in a Stationery design project, such as overrides to Page.asp files, custom .css files, or image files, you can continue to use your overrides to these files, and the new version of ePublisher will recognize and use these existing modifications when generating output.
*If you have implemented advanced overrides, such as overrides to .xsl or .fti files, or overrides to files in the Formats folder, update these files in your new ePublisher installation to include your advanced overrides. For more information, see “Upgrading Implementations with Advanced Customizations”.
Note: When ePublisher Designer detects overrides, by default it will not update to the latest version of the format. This means that no modifications will be necessary in order to continue using your Stationery. However, in this default mode, you will not get any of the format improvements built into the latest release. If you want these improvements, then you will have to configure the Project Settings to use the latest version of ePublisher’s formats.
*Create new Stationery for each Stationery design project.
*Deploy the updated Stationery to an appropriate location.
*On each writer computer, update ePublisher Express installation.
*The next time writers generate output, they open their existing projects using the new version of ePublisher Express. Writers can choose to synchronize their projects immediately to obtain the latest Stationery and then generate output, or writers can continue using their existing Stationery until they are ready to move to the latest version of the Stationery.