Adobe Unveils Contribute 6.5 with HTML5 Support
Support for HTML5 content, JQuery support and many other enhancements
Announcing the immediate availability of Adobe Contribute 6.5.
Adobe® Contribute® 6.5 is a powerful web publishing and website management tool that integrates authoring, reviewing, and publishing in an easy-to-use WYSIWYG HTML editor. Adobe Contribute helps to increase web publishing productivity while simplifying oversight and approval tasks.
What’s New in Adobe Contribute 6.5
Easily converts your website to HTML5 Doctype compatible. Also, provides the ability to insert HTML5 audio and videos to your web page to make them compatible with broad set of devices.
We hear from users that suddenly Contribute is unable to work smoothly as previously. This could be due corruption of Contribute’s preferences which could due to conflict in n/w or OS. How to recover from that ?
I have seen in few places about deleting a folder under web site might solve … but this is not true. We can try deleting the Preferences of Contribute and check, and yes this has resolved the issue for many.
It is always a good idea to use the Check Spelling command to check the spelling in your draft after you add or edit text. Contribute checks for the spelling and corrects any error if the auto spell check is on. This minimizes spelling errors when typing using the inline spell checker in Contribute. Any spelling errors are flagged with a red squiggle below the incorrect word when you are in the Edit mode. Right-click the flagged word to display options suggested by the dictionary. After you choose the correct option, the flagged word is replaced with the selected word. When you change the dictionary, the background spell checker scans the entire document using the selected dictionary. Any errors flagged with the previous dictionary are removed.
Contribute CS5 and CS5.1 browser plug-ins are compatible with Firefox(FF) Version 3. Due change in FF plug-in architecture, Contribute CS5 and CS5.1 plug-ins do not work in FF 4 and 5. So we have created a FF 4 and 5 compatible Contribute plug-in for CS5 and CS5.1. We have posted a Knowledge Base(KB) article about these new plug-in. The KB article provides details about the steps to install the patch.
The patch size on Windows is 230KB and 237KB on Mac. The build can be directly downloaded from here as well.
With this version of plug-in installed on FF4 and 5, you can continue to use following features of Contribute :
On Mac ensue that Firefox is opened in 32-bit mode to use Contribute’s plug-in.
To do so, right click on Firefox app and select “Get Info”.
Select the option ” Open in 32-bit mode” .
Does Contribute take long time to startup by connecting to all the websites and blogs you had connected to? However, you can select the desired website or blog server and configure Contribute to connect to it during startup or even don’t connect to any site/blog. By default, Contribute is configured not to connect to any website or blog server.
A favicon is a graphic image associated with a particular Webpage and/or Website.
Now the question comes, how to add a favicon to my website/webpage? To begin with, you will need a small icon that you wish to set as the ‘FavIcon’. It should be 16×16 in size. Once you have the icon ready, rename it to favicon.ico and upload it to your Server root folder, using Contribute through the option File-> Publish File from my Computer.
Lately, Contribute CS5 users have reported that, Contribute hangs or crashes on launch. This is after a recent Adobe Update. An update has been posted to fix this problem, and a KB article is published.
Contribute can be installed silently using the AAMEE tool.
It is split up into 2 steps.
- Package the Contribute msi in un-serialized mode and install. Command to install the msi is – msiexec.exe /i Contribute.msi /qn
- From the provision tool serialize the package. Command to serialize is adobe_prtk.exe –tool=ReplaceSN –serialize=Contribute-CS5-Win-GM –serial=