Configuring the Inline Article Compare feature of Content Station 9
Info: This feature requires Content Station version 9.6 or higher and Enterprise Server 9.6 or higher.
The Inline Article Compare feature of Content Station allows a user to compare different versions of the same article.
To use this feature, the following option needs to be enabled:
- File: configserver.php file
- Name of option: ContentStationInlineArticleCompare
- Area: SERVERFEATURES
new Feature( 'ContentStationInlineArticleCompare' )
Note: Because of technical differences, the Inline Article Compare feature and the Adobe Track Changes feature cannot be used simultaneously. This means that when the Inline Article Compare feature is enabled, using Track Changes is automatically disabled (meaning that all references to Track Changes are hidden in Content Station).
Using Inline Article Compare versus using Adobe Track Changes
The Inline Article Compare feature looks very similar to using Adobe Track Changes but contains some major differences and is more limited in use.
Inline Article Compare
- The content of the latest version of an article is checked against the content of another version of that same article.
- When an article is opened, any existing Track Changes are accepted.
- When an article is closed, any made changes are "accepted": no Track Changes information is stored. As a result, the structure of the article is kept simple and the file size low.
- While editing the article, differences or newly made changes cannot be "accepted" or "rejected" as can be done when using Adobe Track Changes.
- The Inline Article Compare feature is currently only available in Content Station, not in Smart Connection for InDesign or InCopy. This means that finding differences between different versions of an article that has been used in the Inline Article Compare can only be done in Content Station.
Adobe Track Changes
- The changes are stored within the structure of the article. This makes all changes and information about these changes readily available when editing the article in other applications such as InDesign or InCopy, but this also increases the size and complexity of the file.
- While editing the article, differences or newly made changes can be "accepted" or "rejected".