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Creating a new article in Content Station 9

Creating a new article in Content Station 9

Using Content Station 9, the following types of articles can be created:

  • InCopy articles. This is the default type of article used by Content Station. It contains formatting information and (when placed on a layout) layout design information (defining where and in what size it is placed on the layout).
  • HTML articles. These contain formatting information but no layout design information.

Creating an InCopy article

To create an InCopy article in Content Station, the Multi-Channel Text Editor needs to be set as the default text editor (which it is by default). It is assumed here that this is the case. See also How to check which is the default text editor in Content Station 9.

Step 1. Do one of the following:

  • On the Home screen, double-click New Article in the Applications pane.
  • In a Dossier, click the Article button in the toolbar when:
  • Dossier Content is selected
  • In the Publication Channel pane, a channel of type 'print' or 'Adobe DPS' is selected
  • Choose File > New > Article
  • Press Cmd+N (Mac OS X) or Ctrl+N (Windows).

Depending on how Content Station is configured, one of the following will happen:

  • A new article is created immediately and you can start working with it right away.
  • (Content Station 9.2.1 or higher) The Select Template window appears from which you have to choose an article template to base the new article on.

The Select Template window

About created articles and article templates

When a new article is created, it is based on an article template. Together with a set of rules, this will determine which article components and styles the article will contain.

When working in Content Station 9.0, 9.1 or 9.2.0, only one article template can be set up for use throughout the Brand. Each created article will therefore always contain the same number of article components and styles for formatting the text.

When working in Content Station 9.2.1 or higher, multiple article templates can be set up on which to base the article. Each template can be set up with specific article components and styles and linked to specific Publication Channels. Each created article therefore can contain a different structure, depending on which template was used.

For a technical explanation, see How Content Station 9 determines which article template to use.

The New Article dialog box

Step 2. Do one of the following:

The new article is created based on the template you chose; you can now start working on it.

Creating a HTML article

To create a HTML article in Content Station, the HTML Text Editor needs to be set as the default text editor (which it is not by default). It is assumed here that this is the case. See also How to check which is the default text editor in Content Station 9.

Do one of the following:

  • On the Home screen, double-click New Article in the Applications pane.
  • With Dossier Content selected in a Dossier, click the Article button in the toolbar.
  • Choose File > New > Article
  • Press Cmd+N (Mac OS X) or Ctrl+N (Windows).

A new article is immediately created, you can start working on it straight away.

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