Overview of the Web Author
With the DITA CMS Web Author, you can easily update, edit, create, and review DITA documents without having to be a DITA expert.
The DITA CMS Web Author displays the documents that are assigned to you and that are active; that is, they are in a status that requires your input. For example, if you are a reviewer, the documents assigned to you will be displayed in the Web Author if they are in the Authoring:review status (or equivalent, according to your deployment).
Whether you need to provide content or review a document, when you open the tool you can quickly see your assignments.
The following diagram shows the different areas of the Web Author:
|1||Roles||The Roles area lets you select the role for which you want to display your assignments.|
|2||Number of assignments||Displays the number of documents assigned to you in the role selected.|
|3||Create topic||The Create Topic pane lets you create new topics from a set of templates. (May not be enabled on all deployments).|
|4||Assignments||The Assignments pane lists the active documents assigned to you in the role selected. To work on a document, simply click on it and it will be displayed in the Editing and Reviewing pane.|
|5||User assistance||The Web Author provides user assistance as you are working with the tool. Hover your cursor over an area of the Web Author window to display a tooltip. To get more detailed information, click the More link in the tooltip.|
|6||Send button||Sends the document on to the next step in the process.|
|7||Breadcrumbs||Breadcrumbs provide the links navigated to get to the currently open document.|
|Submit button||Saves your latest changes to the DITA CMS and frees the document so that other users can edit it.|
|Cancel button||Releases the lock on the document so that other users can work on it. All your changes will be lost.|
|Edit Document button||Locks the document so that you can work on it.|
|9||XML Editing and Reviewing||When you click on a document in the Assignments pane, it is displayed in the Editing and Reviewing pane. You can then read, modify, or annotate it, according to your role.|
|10||Log out||Click Log out to log out of the Web Author. Your changes will be saved before the Web Author closes.|
- Add text to an existing document
- Edit the text of an existing document
- Add review comments to an existing document
- Create a new topic (if this feature is enabled in your deployment)