Authoring - Overview

Notification and the ability to receive inbox messages are always related to a notification source that is allocated to a collection of related content objects, usually a project. For example if for a project (or a folder) named ‘Encyclopedia: Encarta’ the notification is enabled, than the notification source name is 'Encyclopedia: Encarta'. By default all the dependants will belong to the same notification source.

In this example we continue using the Workbench for 'Author' who is currently subscribed for the publish event of 'Encyclopedia: Encarta'. Popup the menu of the dependent ‘Birds’ folder and select ‘Notify me’.

Notification enabled for one single notification source

The ‘Notify me’ page lists the notification source: ‘Encyclopedia: Encarta’ with the publish event selected.

The notification events

This means that people who are subscribed for this notification source will receive messages about the publish events on every object in the ‘Encyclopedia: Encarta’. But assume that people are only interested in a specific part of this project, for example the 'Birds' subfolder and they do not want to be bothered by events that occurred on the other parts. Or suppose that there is a mixture of notification interests: some people want to receive all messages, while others want to receive messages related to specific parts.

This is where the usage of multiple notification sources comes in. The multiple-notification source behavior can be specified in the class or in can be specified manually in the properties of a folder.


 About HelpServer
 Starting up and logging on
 The basic working principles
 Using the content in help and documentation systems
 Formatting the content
 Searching and replacing text
 Reusing content with shares
 Navigating with hyperlinks
 Navigating with pointerpaths
 Using bookmarks and jumps
 Duplicating content with clones
 Using tables
 Including media files
 Navigating to web pages
 Using embedded chunks
 Including html code
 Navigating with menus
 Using snippets
 Spelling checking
 Using the view mode
 Creating an index
 Creating a FAQ
 Creating a glossary
 Team authoring
 Working with projects
 Setting up structured authoring
 Generating file based output
 Creating printed output
 Importing files and folders
 Loading files in the project gallery
 Converting legacy content
 Including legacy content in real time
 Transferring objects between installations
 Enabling the notification
 The inbox
 Maintaining notification subscriptions
 Notification for specific parts in a project
 Changing the classes
 Enabling the notification manually
 Customizing the look and feel
 User accounts
 Working with templates
 Working with metadata
 Workflow management
 Using event exits
 Appendix A: The URL parameters
 Appendix B: The object indicators
 Appendix C: Play Javascript