The end-user manual for PageSeeder

Group Navigation

Once you select the home option and choose the project and group, not only are you presented with the icons along the left of the screen mentioned in pages 9-12, but you are also shown a new set of options along the top navigation bar including home, comments, tasks, documents, URLs, activity, images and members.


Allows you to view a list of the consolidated comments for this particular group or post to the entire group. Comments can be attached to documents, groups, fragments or versions.


Allows you to view a list of tasks set within the group. Different tasks can be displayed by modifying the search criteria in the ‘Assigned to,’ ‘status’ and ‘organised by’ sections. A task is a comment with additional properties such as who it is assigned to, whether it is priority, the status or the due date. Tasks can be attached to a group, document, fragment or version.


The documents tab includes a set of folders. The folders are as follows:

·         Archive

·         Attachments

·         Documents

·         Images

Within each of these folders are additional options. The options are:

·         Upload:

Upload a document to this folder

·         New document:

Create a new document in this folder

·         New folder:

Create a new folder within this folder

·         Properties:

Edit folder properties

·         Move:

Move the folder

·         Workflow:

Add workflow to all of the documents within the folder

·         Validate:

Validate all documents within the folder. This occurs through Schematron, a standard that provides PageSeeder with powerful validation capabilities. Schematron  is a rule-based  validation  language for making assertions about the presence or absence of patterns in  XML  trees. It is a structural schema language expressed in XML using a small number of elements and  XPath

·         Export:

Export the folder. Export is a meaningful name for publish scripts that use PageSeeder's batch API. PageSeeder comes with default publish scripts that export to Microsoft Word (docx format), PDF documents and HTML. However, formats such as Adobe InDesign and Microsoft Excel are easy to support.

·         Archive:

Archive the folder


The documents that appear on the page (see figure 22) are as follows:

·         Home Page

·         Quick links

Within each of these documents are additional options. The options are:

·         Download Original:

Download document original

·         Download:

Download document

·         Properties:

View the properties of document

·         Move Document:

Move document

·         Duplicate Document:

Duplicate document


·         Export Document:

Export document

·         Archive Document:

Archive document




URLs can be added, as shown on page 11 of the guide. In this navigation bar, you can choose the URLs tab to view any that have been previously added.


Allows you to choose the activity, member, activity type, activity type, date range and view all of the documents that have had been edited or contain cross references.

Cross references are occasionally referred to as XRefs in the PageSeeder user interface. Cross references have two primary functions: assembling document fragments into publications and referencing content across a collection of PageSeeder documents.


Displays any images that have been uploaded to PageSeeder.


In PageSeeder, a user is referred to as a member. This is partly because what users can do and see is contextual on their role in a project or group. In other words, although a user has only one account per PageSeeder Server, which is where password and email address are controlled, other privileges are determined by their group membership.

The Members tab provides a list of the current members of the group and allows the user to edit or delete them. It also shows members that have been invited and are yet to accept the request. On this page, the user can also invite a new member or add a subgroup.


PageSeeder offers end users and developers several interfaces to find and retrieve content using the Search capability. They can type in the information of what they are looking for in the search box at the top of the page. Alternatively, they can click on the magnifying glass, which will then display all of the content within this group, which can then be filtered by document, URL, comment or task. If you select this option, a further set of further filtering options appear on the left of the screen including filtering by media type, status, author, document type, location and date range.

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