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Editing an article in the Print editor of Content Station 10

Editing an article in the Print editor of Content Station 10

Editing an article in the Print editor is one of the ways of working with articles in Content Station 10.

Using the Print editor is straight forward and self explanatory. Some points to be aware of are listed below.

The components of the text editor

Figure: The Print editor of Content Station 10 with the Edit window (A), the Preview window (B), article components (C) and the Status bar (D).

Note: For article components that contain an image, only the text can be edited. The image is shown as an icon and cannot be edited.

Saving your work

Depending on how Content Station is configured, any changes you make are either automatically saved or you need to save them manually.

When auto save is used

In this default configuration all your changes are automatically saved for you. When navigating out of the editor while changes are not yet saved, the article is automatically checked-in.

When not working on the article for a short period of time, the article is automatically checked in.

Note: This means that another user can open that same article for editing, thereby preventing you from making changes to the article even though you still have it open on screen. You will see a message appear when this situation occurs. You will also see a message when the article is available for editing again.

When changes need to be saved manually

Info: This feature requires Content Station 10.8 or higher.

In this configuration, the article is never automatically saved. It needs to be manually saved by checking-in the article or by manually saving a version. When checking in the article, it is also closed.

When navigating out of the editor while changes are not yet saved, you are informed that any changes will be lost should you continue when not first saving these changes.

Layout previews

For articles that are placed on a layout, a preview is automatically shown. When making changes to the text, the preview is automatically updated.

The article that you are editing is automatically highlighted in the preview, while the article component that you are editing is further emphasized by a border.

An article highlighted in the Preview window

Figure: For articles that are placed on a layout, a preview is shown which automatically updates when making changes to the text. To better see where on the layout the article is placed, it is automatically highlighted in the Preview window while the article component that you are editing is shown with an extra border.

Take note of the following features:

  • To switch between single page view or spread view, use the options in the menu in the top right corner of the layout preview.

Note: These options are available in Content Station 10.19 and higher. In earlier versions, pages can only be viewed in single page mode.

The Spread view command

Figure: Switching between single page view and spread view can be done by using the menu in the top right corner.

  • To zoom in on an article component in the layout preview, do the following:
  • For Content Station version 10.13 or higher: click the menu next to a component in the editor and click the eye icon.

The Focus placement icon

Figure: Open the menu next to an article component and click the eye icon (A) to zoom in on that component in the layout preview.

  • For Content Station versions 10.12 or older: click the icon next to a component in the editor.

The Focus placement icon

Figure: Click the icon next to an article component (A) to zoom in on that component in the layout preview.

  • When placing the cursor in an article component in the Edit window, the corresponding component in the Preview window is automatically selected (with a small animation). 1
  • When double-clicking an article component on the layout preview which belongs to the article that is currently being edited, the cursor is placed in the corresponding article component in the Edit window. The article component in the editor is briefly highlighted 1
  • Article highlighting can be turned off or on again through the menu in the top right corner of the layout preview. 1

The article highlighting option in the menu

1 Requires Content Station 10.7 or higher.

Text icons

For objects that cannot be displayed in the text, the following icons are shown instead:

Table
Link
Note
XML tag
Unknown object

Applying styles

Applying a paragraph style or a character style to some text can be done by accessing the Styles panel.

Opening the Styles panel

See also Managing the styles of the Styles panel in the Content Station 10 Print editor .

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