Authoring - Testing the profile based smartcontent

If your dynamic content is based on conditions actuated by means of user profiles then its good practice to test the output for the various profiles. If  you preview or print in the Workbench by default your own profile is used. This behavior however, can be changed as demonstrated in the next steps.

Opening the Workbench preferences

Select ‘My profile’ in the tree and on the right pane click on ‘Workbench preferences’.

Changing the user profile to preview and print

On the Preferences window you see the user ID of the profile that is used to preview and to print. You can change it by clicking on the ‘Browse’ button (red arrow).

On the window that opens select the user ID of your choice and click ‘OK’. Also click ‘OK’ on the Preferences window and save your profile. From now on the profile attached to the selected user ID will be used to preview and to print. The first time you launch a preview or a print a message box will popup to inform you about the changed profile.

Warning about the changed profile


 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
 About smartcontent
 Creating the conditions
 Creating the dynamic content
 Actuating the conditions
 Testing the profile based smartcontent
 Use cases
 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