Import the Author-it Object XML - Fluid Topics - 3.8 - Technical Notes

Upload Author-it Content to Fluid Topics

Product
Fluid Topics
FT_Version
3.8
Category
Technical Notes
audience
public

To be able to export content in a format ready for Fluid Topics, some specific objects must be imported to Author-it by using the Author-it Objects - Fluid Topics Publishing Profiles.xml file:
  • Two preset publishing profiles:
    • Fluid Topics
    • Fluid Topics - with upload
  • Two variables:
    • <FLUIDTOPICS_URL> (only used for a direct upload to Fluid Topics)
    • <FLUIDTOPICS_source> (only used for a direct upload to Fluid Topics)
Note: To get the Author-it Objects - Fluid Topics Publishing Profiles.xml file, download the ZIP archive attached to this document, which is available in the Attachments tab of the sidebar.

The ZIP archive contains the following files:

Author-it Objects - Fluid Topics Publishing Profiles.xml
This file contains the XML object to import.
transfer_fluidtopics.bat
This file is required when using the "Fluid Topics - with upload" publishing profile.
web.xslt
This file turns Author-it published content into the files required for web-based output.
Web_fluidtopics.xslt
This file turns web-based output into the files required for Fluid Topics.

Import the Author-it object XML as follows:

  1. Select Import > XML in Author-it.

    Select XMl in Import tab to import XML objects to Author-it
  2. Use the file browser to select the object for import.
    If the importer asks to create variables or new folders, click Yes.
The Fluid Topics and Fluid Topics - with upload publishing profiles are created and ready for use in Author-it.
Note: It may be necessary to refresh folder views to find the new objects by pressing F5 key.