Working on files using Studio for InDesign and InCopy is done by using many tools and features.
Some of these tools and features are part of InDesign or InCopy, others are added by Studio for InDesign and InCopy or exist in Studio Server to which Studio for InDesign and InCopy connects.
Access to these tools and features can be controlled in either Studio Server or in Studio for InDesign and InCopy itself.
This article explains how this is done.
The following functionality is controlled in Studio Server:
- Access Rights are assigned to a user or user group and control the actions that users can and cannot perform, such as opening a file for editing (typically coupled to a Workflow Status), applying styles, working with Sticky Notes, and more. See Access Rights in Studio Server.
- Specific features are controlled through the configserver.php file of Studio Server, especially those in the SERVERFEATURES list. Refer to the comments of the list for the possible options to configure. The file can be found in the following location:
<Studio Server path>/config
See also the articles about configuring Studio Server and those for configuring Studio for InDesign and InCopy.
- Metadata properties can be created and renamed, or displayed and grouped in dialog boxes. See the metadata articles for Enterprise Server.
- Message notifications are used for informing users when changes to a file have been made, such as via the Dynamic updating feature of the Studio panel. See Integrating RabbitMQ in Studio Server.
Studio for InDesign and InCopy
Configuring the functionality of Studio for InDesign and InCopy is done in the following places:
- The WWSettings.xml file
- The preferences of InDesign or InCopy
- The keyboard shortcuts of InDesign or InCopy
The WWSettings.xml file
The WWSettings.xml file is located on the system on which InDesign or InCopy is installed and is used for controlling specific settings for running Studio for InDesign and InCopy on that system.
Note: The WWSettings.xml file is shared with other WoodWing applications. You may therefore find additional settings in the file that are not related to using Studio for InDesign and InCopy.
Various locations in which this file can be stored exist, ranging from a local folder, a roaming folder (Windows only), and a general folder. These locations are checked in order: first the user folder is checked. When a WWSettings.xml file is found, that one is used; else the roaming folder is used and finally the general folder.
1 Default location.
2 This folder is hidden by default. To display it, change the folder options. (See the Windows documentation.)
The main setting to configure in this file is the link to the Studio Server instance(s) to which the user can connect. See Adding Servers to the Log In list of Studio for InDesign and InCopy.
For other options that can be configured, see the comments in the file and the articles for configuring Studio for InDesign and InCopy.
Important: Make sure to validate the structure of the file after making any changes.
Studio for InDesign and InCopy adds its own set of preferences to InDesign and InCopy. For more information, see the Studio preferences.
Studio for InDesign and InCopy adds an additional set of keyboard shortcuts to InDesign and InCopy.
For more information, see:
- 14 December 2022: Updated section 'Studio Server' with a reference to Message notifications.
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