Working with existing web pages and blog entries
Last updated 4/30/2011
2 If you are editing an image in Fireworks, click No in the Find Source dialog box to indicate that you do not want to
edit the source file for this image; you want to edit the image for your website only.
3 In the external application, make changes as necessary; then save your changes and close the application.
Note: If you are editing in Fireworks, click the Done button in the editing window.
4 In Contribute, click one of the action buttons in the toolbar.
Click the Launch link on the External Application Editing page to open the content in the external editor again, to
make additional changes.
Edit web page source in an external application
You can edit web page source in an external application to make quick modifications or to do testing, such as link
checking or accessibility testing. Contribute opens the source in an external editing application.
Note: If your Contribute administrator has not enabled source editing, you cannot edit the source in an external
application. For information, talk to your Contribute administrator.
Important: Editing web page source in an external application is very different than the editing experience in Contribute.
If you are unsure about editing the source directly, talk to your Contribute administrator.
1 In the Contribute browser or editor, view the page you want to edit the source for.
2 Select File > Actions > Edit Page Source In External Application.
Contribute displays the External Application Editing page and starts an external editing application.
Note: To change your default editor associated with Web Page Source, see “Setting file editor preferences” on pag e39.
3 In the external application, make changes as necessary, and then save your changes and close the file or application.
Important: Be careful when you edit web page source—you can easily alter style and formatting and get unexpected
results. If you are unsure about editing the source directly, talk to your Contribute administrator.
4 In Contribute, do one of the following:
• Click the Edit In Contribute link on the External Application Editing page to reload the draft in Contribute.
This option lets you see your changes and resume editing.
Note: If Contribute warns you that you must save and close the file in the external application, click OK.
• Click the Launch link on the External Application Editing page to reopen the content in the external editor.
This option lets you make additional changes, and provides a convenient way to switch back and forth between
Contribute and the external editing application.
• Click the Publish button in the toolbar to publish your changes to the website.
• Click the Send For Review button to send the draft to another user to review your changes.
• Click the Discard Draft button if you want to discard the changes after editing in an external application.
This options discards all changes you’ve made in Contribute or in the external application since you started
editing this draft.
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“Edit web pages in an external application” on page 71