Topic context menu – add "publish topic" function

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Topic context menu – add "publish topic" function

Unread postby Rainer Oehry » Thu May 09, 2019 5:17 pm

Publishing currently is possible only for TOC entries.

I am reworking quite a lot of topics that are only used as (paragraph) snippets. To check how they look like when published, I have to drag & drop each of them to the TOC to create a "dummy" entry, go to "Publish" and then "Publish now" — of course just the selected TOC entries. When I am satisfied, I have to delete the TOC entry, while making sure not to forget to uncheck the "Also delete referred topic file" option which is dangerously preselected and not displayed prominently enough, taking into accout the risk associated with leaving this option checked by mistake (but that is another issue).

What I am missing is a context menu option for topic files: "Publish topic". It should just publish this single topic, using the current settings for templates, output file name, include builds etc., thus saving us from the need to create a TOC entry first, and from the risks from having to delete this temporary TOC entry afterwards.

Thank you for considering.

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Re: Topic context menu – add "publish topic" function

Unread postby Tim Green » Fri May 10, 2019 7:12 am

Hi Rainer,

Definitely a good idea. Thanks. 8)
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