The Pro Client is one of the ways of accessing Elvis 6 through a Web browser.
It provides easy access to content that is stored in Elvis and because of its wide range of features it is perfect for both general and advanced use.
Figure: Accessing content in Elvis through the Pro Client.
Setting up the Pro client
You will use the Pro client to connect to Elvis Server. Your system administrator will have set up the environment for you, ready for use. No installation or configuration steps are needed on your side.
Note: One exception exist: when you are an external user and are asked to use the Pro client you might want to install Elvis Agent to make the process of checking-out files for editing and checking them back in to Elvis easier.
Depending on your role, you will have been given full or limited access to the available features in the Pro client and the assets stored in Elvis. You may therefore not see all of the features described here in this article or be able to use them. When in doubt, contact your system administrator.
The look and feel of the Pro client can be changed to match the style of the brand that the Pro client is used for, for example by matching it with the branding of a company, product or publication.
The following can be adjusted:
- The background image of the Sign In page
- The logo in the header
- The color of the header
- The highlight color (used for buttons, selections and various other small page items)
- The 'favicon' shown in a Web browser
- The 'Feedback' and 'Help' links
The Pro client may therefore look different than shown here but the described features are the same.
Accessing the Pro client
You access the Pro client through a Web link by using a supported Web browser. Enter the link that is provided by your system administrator and when prompted, log in using your credentials.
The link will look as follows:
<Elvis Server URL>/app
Changing the font size
Info: This feature requires Elvis 6.8.1 or higher.
To slightly increase or decrease the default font size of the text in the Pro client, use the options in the Avatar menu.
Figure: The options in the Avatar menu for changing the font size of the text in the Pro client.
The Pro Client can be used to perform many tasks, including:
- Searching for files using a free-text search, the Filter or by browsing the folder structure
- Previewing files (up to 8 at a time)
- Downloading files
- Uploading files
- Adding a file to a Dossier in Enterprise
- Sharing files
- Editing images
- Opening files for editing (including InDesign layouts)
- Placing files on an InDesign layout<![CDATA[ ]]>
- Deleting files
- Manually linking files
- Assigning a rating to a file
- Requesting users to upload files
- Combining files into a Collection
- Viewing files in thumbnail view, list view, filmstrip view, or masonry grid view1
- Editing metadata
- Creating a Metadata report
- Use keyboard shortcuts
1 Requires Elvis 6.32 or higher.
Note: When a file is created in Elvis, its name may not contain any of the following characters:
\ / : * ? ” < > |
For more information, see Invalid file name characters in Elvis.
Using features added by plug-ins
The default functionality of the Pro client can be extended by using plug-ins. Each plug-in will add its own functionality and it depends on the type of plug-in and how it is set up how it can be used in the Pro client.
Some plug-ins will add automated functionality such as archiving files when they reach a particular status while other add functionality that can be manually triggered by clicking a button or a context menu command, or by using a panel.
Figure: In this example, geo-tagged assets can be viewed via Google Maps.
Figure: In this example, a panel is added containing options to quickly apply specific copyright metadata to selected assets.
Check with your system administrator if any plug-ins have been added to the Pro client and if so, how to use them.
- 17 March 2020: Updated section 'Features' by adding a reference to creating a Metadata report.
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