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Creating and publishing a Digital article in Content Station Aurora

Creating and publishing a Digital article in Content Station Aurora

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Last update: Tuesday, November 21, 2017.

Creating and publishing channel-neutral content in Content Station Aurora is done using the Digital editor. This includes creating a Digital article, adding all the text, media and other content, making sure that images are positioned correctly on the device on which they are viewed, and subsequently publishing the Story to one or more channels.

The Digital editor

Figure: Working on a story in the Digital editor.

This article gives an overview of each step of the process: [turn into links]

  • Creating the article
  • Working with text
  • Working with images
  • Working with media
  • Publishing the Story

Creating the article

 

Working with text

When looking at the way an article is set up, you can see that it consists of different parts: it will have a header, maybe a sub header, multiple paragraphs, perhaps one or more images with or without captions, and so on.

In a Digital article, each of these parts is represented by a 'component'. You will construct your story by adding all those components that your story needs.

So when you want to add a new paragraph, you manually add a Body component or you place your cursor in an existing Body component and press Enter, . When you want to add an image you add an Image component and drag an image into it. And so on.

Note: By dividing the content of the article in components this way, the article is structured and each part of it can be identified and correctly processed. When the article is published to a Web site for example, the Web site will be able to recognize and correctly handle each component.

When working with components, you can:

  • Add or remove components
  • Rearrange components
  • Set properties for the component
  • Change the component type

Adding a component

Figure: Adding a Slideshow component to the story.

For more information, see Working with Digital article components in Content Station Aurora.

Styling

Digital articles can be published to various digital channels such as Adobe AEM, Apple News, Facebook instant Articles or a custom channel such as a Web site.

Because each of these channels will have its own styling, applying styling in Content Station is limited to local style changes. When opening the article in the Digital editor, a default styling is applied to display the fonts type, font sizes and colors.

Apply styling by doing one of the following:

  • Select some text to make the editing tools appear. Use any of the tools to change the following:
  • Drop shadow
  • Bold
  • Italic
  • Strikethrough
  • Underlined
  • Uppercase
  • Lowercase
  • Text color
  • Text background color
  • Font size

Using the editing tools to style text

  • Place your cursor in a component and open the Properties panel by clicking its icon on the right side of the page. Depending on the type of component, you can change the following:
  • Text alignment (left, center or right)
  • Drop cap
  • Character spacing
  • Line spacing

Drop cap settings

Figure: Setting a drop cap in the Properties panel of a Body component.

Working with images

 

Working with media

Publishing the Story

 

 

 

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