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In all organizations there are highly specialized tools used to produce and organize documents but integrating these with your content management platform can not only be difficult but, at times, even ...

In all organizations there are highly specialized tools used to produce and organize documents but integrating these with your content management platform can not only be difficult but, at times, even knowing where to start can be a great challenge. In an authoring environment integrating with these tools can make or break your CMS platform. Alfresco already includes many open source projects that help with integration; utilizing these, external tools can communicate both into and out of Alfresco to streamline authoring and publication of content. The talk will go over: Problems of authoring content outside of CMS; Highlighting common authoring tools and external systems; Demonstrating integrations to Microsoft Word, Adobe Drive, Adobe InDesign server, XML database (eXist/ MarkLogic); and Overview of integration methods with benefits and drawbacks. The talk will mainly be a presentation with some brief breakouts to run through pseudo code and show examples.

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    CUST-6 Integrating Alfresco with Publishing Tools CUST-6 Integrating Alfresco with Publishing Tools Presentation Transcript

    • Integrating Alfresco with Publishing Tools ! Chris Hudson!
    • Chris Hudson! •  Ixxus! •  ECM consultant! •  Developed publishing solutions and proof of concepts! •  Dods! •  OUP! •  Ixxus Publishing Platform! •  Marklogic Publishing Connector! •  Integrated Alfresco with many external services and programs!Agenda! •  Problems faced by publishing companies! •  Challenges with standard content management! •  Getting content in! •  Managing content workflows! •  Using content in publishing! •  Reusing content!
    • Publishing Challenges! •  Asset and Rights Management! •  Content Model! •  Aspects! •  Associations! •  Asset Locatability and Re-use! •  Lucene/Solr intergration! •  Previews! •  Document Workflows! •  JBPM/Activiti! •  Asset Versioning and Auditing! •  Version Store!
    • Challenges Adopting Alfresco ! •  Specialized Tools! •  Editing: Word, InCopy, XForms, …..! •  Layout: InDesign, Quark, …..! •  Image Editing: Photoshop, Illustrator, …..! •  Separation of Concern! •  Disperse Content! •  Multiple ! •  Departments! •  Locations! •  Networks! •  Disparate file formats! •  Docx, XML, XMP, INDD, INDT, JPEG, MOV, …..! •  Changing Business Model! •  Video! •  Web! •  Mashups!
    • Publishing Platform!
    • Getting Content into Alfresco!Heavily Structured •  Schema/ContentControls! •  Ribbons! •  XForms! •  Alfresco Transformation! •  Extract XML using Styles!Lightly Structured •  XSL! •  Apache POI!
    • Word Ribbon! •  Template.docm! •  customUI! •  Images! •  Icon1.png (32x32)! •  Icon2.png! •  ….! •  _rels! •  .rels.xml.res! •  customUI.xml!
    • Managing Content In Alfresco!Workflows •  Ingestion and Validation! •  Proof reading and approvals!Collaboration •  Workflow Comments not necessarily enough! •  Annotations!
    • Using External Tools With Alfresco!Integrate •  Use content directly from Alfresco! •  CIFS/WebDav/FTP! •  CMIS ! •  Adobe Drive! •  Manage content! •  Call WebScripts! •  Create previews !
    • Adobe Extended Script!Startup Script •  #targetengine "IxxusSession“! •  var commonObject!Extendables •  Easy HTTP! •  Easy Dialog!Caution, some script functions not working E.g link.checkIn();!
    • Reusing Published Content!XML Database •  Separation of editing and distribution! •  Publish from Alfresco! •  When content and edits approved! •  When content changes! •  When content is requested ! •  Exceptionally fast transformation and search! •  Create externally facing services! •  Store and integrate content from other systems!
    • Questions?!