Coming Attractions: How To Preview In Collage!

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Coming Attractions: How To Preview In Collage!


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For some people it’s the best part of going to the movies: the coming attractions! While that may not be exactly the same case in Collage, the last thing you should do before marking your task done is to preview it – and make sure everything looks the way you want it to. This step by step guide will show you how to do just that!

The preview in Collage will show you what your page (s) will look like on the live website once they’re approved and published. You can also check for typos, make sure links work, etc.

1. The first step you should take in any Collage endeavor is to sign into Collage and create a new task. If you’re fuzzy on how to do this, then please follow the steps in this blog entry about adding users, which explains how to create a new task.

2. Once you've created the task, go into your Collage Inbox by selecting Home and Inbox. Then select the task you've just created and click on the blue name of it to open the task -  listed under task name, under Current Tasks and Notifications.

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3. Make your edits and save them. Once you finished making all of your changes and have saved and exited the editor, go into the Overview of your task.

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4. There are two ways to preview. You’ll notice in the overview of your task that there are two rectangular boxes – Assets and Affected Pages.

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4a. Assets are any item in Collage – Web pages, images, links, pdf, etc., anything you’ve worked on, uploaded etc. Affected pages are just that – any web page affected by these edits.  You’ll also notice that there is a column in the Affected Pages box titled “Preview” in which there is a little square next to each affected page.

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5. Click on each of these squares to preview each page to which you’ve made edits. In most cases it is best to preview one page at a time. Each preview will open in a new window.

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6. You can also preview the page from inside the Collage editor by clicking on the Preview tab next to edit.

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7. The preview will show up in the same window as the editor. Check to make sure everything looks fine. If you need to make more edits just click back on the edit tab to do so.

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8. Once you are satisfied that your previewed pages look good, mark the task done - sending it down the line for approval. There are two ways to mark your part of the task done - see the images below:

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