Getting Started with Paligo

Basic Workflow

Before you start creating content in Paligo, let's look at the basic workflow of a simple Paligo project. 

  1. Publication - This is where you create your structure, which acts like a map or table of contents for your finished document. You do not write content in the publication. You use it to organise the content and define the settings for the finished output. For this tutorial, you are going to create the publication first, but when you work on your own projects, you may choose to create your topics first instead. 

    Note

    Sometimes people refer to publications as projects. This is because you can use a publication for anything from a complete publication (such as a manual or online help) to sub-structures, like a chapter.

  2. Topics/Components - After creating your publication, you will create topics (and some components that are added to the topics). This is where you write your content, add images, and videos etc. You can think of a topic as quite closely corresponding to what you would think of as a section (anything with a heading) in a traditional document. The difference is, in topic-based authoring, each of these 'sections' is a separate object.

  3. Published output - When you have organized your topics into a 'table of contents' in the publication, you can generate the end result (output). The project is then published to different output formats, such as PDF, HTML, Mobile, etc.