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What's New in Paligo?

Updated March 4, 2018:

This update has tons of cool new features! We are really excited about it, and hope you will be too!

New HTML5 "Help Center" Output

We've added a whole new framework for a new HTML5 output type!

It's great looking, full of features, available in several different themes, and completely customizable. The new Help Center outputs will be in pre-release for a brief period, while we apply some last tweaks, but you can use them right now.

Examples of the new HTML5 Help Center output

Of course, you're also looking at a sample of the new Help Center output right here!

With  the new Help Center output there are also a number of new cool features included, some of which are listed below.

Rich content glossary popovers

In the new output, the glossary terms you add in your content are not only automatically linked to the glossary, they can also show the definition directly when you hover over the term. And not only that, it supports rich HTML content, so you can have images and more in your definitions.

Ajax loading

"Ajax" loading means the site does not have to reload the entire page each time you navigate to a new topic. Instead it just loads the part that is new.

This means blazingly fast and responsive HTML5 content!

The legacy HTML5 already had the option to enable ajax loading. But with the new output it is even more optimized and with several different options.

For instance, normally you need to publish the content to a server to enable ajax loading. But the new Help Center output includes a variant we call "Preloaded", which even works offline for the same smooth experience.

Many more options

There are many more options added to the new Help Center outputs. It supports e.g:

  • Multilingual portal

  • Global site search

  • Featured content sections

  • Top navigation can be enabled

  • And much more.

Read more about the new Help Center output here: Publishing to HTML and HTML5.

Other new output formats

Publish to MS Word

Normally in single-sourcing environments like Paligo, if you want to publish documents for printing, you would choose the PDF output. There may, however, still be situations where it is useful to be able to publish to MS Word, e.g. for single-sourced content that needs to be possible to further edit by the end users.

Whatever the need for publishing to Word is, now you can.

Publish to SCORM for eLearning systems

If you have a need to get your documentation into an LMS (eLearning system), you can now easily publish to SCORM, which can be imported into most LMSs.

Read more about it here: Publishing to SCORM (eLearning).

Integration with DeltaXML

Market-leading XML content comparison

We have partnered up with DeltaXML to provide the best possible XML comparison features available!

Initially, this integration is now used as the backend for the topic branch merge feature. We will also soon add more functionality based on these improved XML comparison capabilities.

Interface updates

Cleaned up Create Content dialog

The Create content dialog was getting rather crowded with all the options. So we took the opportunity to do some spring cleaning!

Now the various sections are more compact, and you expand the ones you need. So if for example you rarely add the translation languages when you create content, then you don't need to see that part.

Language settings

Speaking of languages, it is now easy for you to set exactly which languages you want to use. Just open settings, and you'll see a brand new tab there. It has options both to select your most used languages, as well as editing the ISO language code if you need.

Lots of other goodies

Support for Microsoft Stream videos

Adding to the list of video platforms Paligo supports, now if your company uses Microsoft Stream this is directly supported. 

Resolve links between separate Zendesk categories

Some of you have the need to publish content separately to different categories, one at a time, rather than all at once. We've made it possible for Paligo to resolve links between such categories, even though the link targets are not present when publishing.

Quick add button for new topics

When you're working on a publication in the Structure View, we've added a super simple way to add new topics right there!

Restore archived comments

If you happen to have had comments archived by mistake, it's now easy to restore them to active comments again.

Easier to add users

The Add user dialog was a bit confusing. We've made it much easier now :-)

New options for the PDF Layout Editor

Several new options are available, such as the possibility to add background and watermark for all PDF pages.

Clean up of non-supported XLIFF formats

Some translation software export not quite valid XLIFF. We've added functionality to clean up the most common issues during the import to make sure these go through anyway.

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