Author Archive: Michael Dominic

Inserting HTML5 Audio Using Adobe Contribute 6.5

HTML5 provides a standard for playing audio files. HTML5 defines a new element which specifies a standard way to embed an audio file on a web page: the
element. With Adobe Contribute 6.5 we can insert HTML5 audio files.

Using the HTML5 Audio option, you can insert an audio file of MP3, Ogg, or WAV format. Note that the support for these formats varies in different browsers. The following table displays the audio formats and the supported browser versions.

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HTML5 Editing Support on Adobe Contribute 6.5

HTML5 is a new standard for HTML that enhances the browsing experience. The latest version of all major browsers supports many of HTML5 features.

What HTML5 editing support does Adobe Contribute 6.5 provides?

Using Contribute, you can edit HTML5 pages. Contribute supports insertion of HTML5 tags such as video and audio. When you create a new web page, by default, it is of HTML5 type. You are also provided with an option to convert an HTML Doctype to HTML5 Doctype.

This post will detail on the insertion of HTML5 Video and HTML5 Video Properties functionalities.

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Adobe Unveils Contribute 6.5 with HTML5 Support

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


HTML5 Support

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.

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Minimize spelling error while typing

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.

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How to improve Contribute Startup time?


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.

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How to add favicon to your website?


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.

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Insert Microsoft Doc as PDF Using Adobe Contribute

Adobe Contribute can convert Microsoft Office documents, such as Word documents, PowerPoint presentations, and Excel spreadsheets, to PDF documents, and insert these documents in web pages or blog entry drafts.

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Dreamweaver Event in Bangalore, India on 27th Nov 2010.

Adobe Systems would like to invite web community to get together and share their wisdom. Also learn something about Dreamweaver and other web technology enabling tool set.

Please refer to the above graphic for details about the event and how to register for it.

Don’t forget to RSVP (email id in graphic above) and tell us more about your self. Come, let us all have fun!

Suggestions for Contribute Next…


 It is almost six month now since we released Contribute CS5. We thought it would be good time to hear from you guys. So how is it going so far with Contribute CS5? Is there any particular nagging issue that you would want us to focus on future release? We would love to hear from first hand Contribute users. We are looking at suggestion on bugs to be fixed, workflow enhancements, feature request, integration, new protocol addition etc. It would be great if you could prioritize your requests into top five must haves in future release from your perspective. Your inputs will help us prioritize things for Contribute Next.

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Is it possible to close the Administration dialog without the changes persisting?

Consider the case, where the user is exploring the Contribute Administration dialog, by modifying the settings. After exploring the different setting, he likes to close the dialog without the changes persist. Press the Esc key. It will close the Contribute Administration dialog without the current changes persisting.

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