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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HTML Content Type

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HTML Content Type in Contribute CS5

How can a web Administrator enforce rules to be followed by Content Contributors while creating and publishing web pages?

Sometimes they might not remember all and miss a couple of points like set page expiry before publish, following a naming convention, publish web page to a particular location etc. This can result in messing up the website, managing and repairing would be another added burden for the administrator.

Content Type can be useful for the administrator in such situations.

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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…

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 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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How to access the draft in different machines?

Consider the case where a person, using his desktop machine, has created connection to the website and created new draft using Adobe Contribute. Half way through his work, he needs to travel. So he wishes to continue the remaining part of his work using his laptop. He doesn’t have publishing permission. How to access the draft in different machines?

There is a way to do this. Please send the draft to self. So it can be accessible from any other machine, by connecting to the same site using Adobe Contribute. If you have publishing permission, then you can either send the draft for edit to yourself or publish it.


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How to wrap text around images?

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Do you like to wrap the text around the inserted images? This can be easily achieved through simple modification in the image properties.

  • Select the inserted image.
  • Right click and select Image Properties… in the context menu.
  • Choose the Alignment in the according to your requirement.

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How to connect to WordPress using Adobe Contribute?

If you wish to use Adobe Contribute to manage and post entries in WordPress, here are the simple steps with demo movie.

To publish a post successfully, the first thing needs to be enabled is ““.

This option is available at “http://<YOUR WORDPRESS>/wp-admin/options-writing.php”.

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How to connect to my website through Contribute, when my FTP user name or password changes?

This has always been an issue for the users. Because, when they try to connect to their website, or publish unpublished drafts, they get an error message indicating the FTP user name or password is incorrect. Please check your connection information. And, Contribute shows Connect button.

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Easily Edit Included File without navigating

Easily Edit Included File without navigating

An SSI (Server Side Include) file contains common information that is shared across web pages. You use an include tag in web pages to reference content from an SSI file. Any change that you make to the content in the SSI file is reflected across all web pages. For more information on SSI files please refer to http://blogs.adobe.com/contribute/2009/02/server_side_includes_1.html .

Adobe Contribute CS5 lets you to edit the SSI content in a web page easily without navigating to the file. When you edit the SSI content and publish the web page, the changes are reflected across web pages that contain a reference to the SSI file.

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