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Home Page: http://www.adobe.com/products/contribute/

Adobe Contribute is a web-content manager. This software enables users to collaboratively author, review, and publish web content while maintaining site integrity — without learning HTML.

Features

DELEGATE WORK WHILE RETAINING CONTROL

Delegate content publishing to content owners without compromising the integrity of your websites. Define and enforce custom publishing workflows to meet your organization’s review and approval requirements for content published to specific sections of your website.

  • Website administration

Set roles and responsibilities for individuals involved in publishing content to a website, and enforce a review and approval process for all content updates. Fine-grained permissions enable administrators to define who can edit and who can publish content on a website or specific web page. Administrators can set file expiration notifications and easily roll back to a previous version of a web page.

  • Content expiration notification

Keep website content fresh with the new expiration notification feature. Set the expiration meta tag value for a single Adobe® Contribute® page or multiple pages, and Contribute will notify the designated content contributors when the expiration date nears.

  • Version Rollback feature

Use the Rollback feature to return to an earlier version of your web page. Contribute site administrators determine the number of available rollbacks (up to 99) and assign rollback permissions to fit your organization’s needs.

  • Site root–relative links 

Gain a finer degree of control over code than ever before. Now website administrators can quickly specify whether links to pages or other elements within the site are written as document-relative or site root–relative links.

  • Enhanced CSS support

Enjoy improved CSS support and complete rendering fidelity between Contribute CS4 and Dreamweaver CS4.

  • Clean XHTML file creation and editing

Input and style text, images, FLV and SWF files, or PDF documents, and Contribute CS4 outputs standards-compliant, valid XHTML code. All the designer’s code formatting in Dreamweaver is preserved during editing and publishing.

  • Collaborative publishing 

Establish workflow processes to collaboratively author, review, and publish content — without compromising website integrity. Define different review paths at the template level. For example, updates to your department’s internal web page could require a single approval while updates to a public page could require multiple sign-offs.

  • Unified web publishing 

Use a single web authoring tool for all your online editing needs. Post your updates using any standard file-transfer, web authoring, or blogging protocol, including FTP, SFTP, WebDAV, MetaWeblog, and Atom. Choose to publish from within Contribute or directly from Microsoft Office applications.

  • Frequent and effective blog entries

Easily get users started with blogging — using the same environment they use to update website content. Users can work offline and then publish when ready, reducing the risk of losing content; add tags to blog entries and use any tag repository to help others find their blog content; and post to multiple blogs from a single application, saving time and money. Plus, multiple users can simultaneously post new content to the same blog to keep content fresh.

  • Visual blog configuration 

More easily control your blog editing experience with the new user interface for defining your configuration. Previously, users had to edit the BlogHub.csi file manually in a text editor to achieve specific goals such as allowing images wider than 150 pixels. Now, all such preferences are accessed visually for rapid adjustments to your workflow.

ENGAGE USERS

Empower end users to quickly and easily publish content to static and dynamic websites through true WYSIWYG authoring. Give users the choice of editing websites directly from their favorite browser or composing and publishing web content from within Microsoft Office applications. Enable easy collaboration between users in the content publishing process.

  • True WYSIWYG web authoring

Update and add new content within the full context of a web page. Text is instantly incorporated into the design while the layout and applied CSS styles remain intact. Work in a rendered HTML environment like Adobe Dreamweaver software or directly in the browser.

  • In-browser editing

Edit pages directly in your favorite web browser without having to open another application. The Contribute CS4 in-browser editor supports most browsers, including Firefox 2 and Internet Explorer 6 and 7.

  • Rich media support 

Easily drag and drop your images, FLV and SWF files, or PDF documents into the editable regions of your Contribute pages. Contribute automatically uploads the dependent files to the web server when the pages are published in administrator-selected locations.

  • Inline spelling checker 

The inline spelling checker improves the user experience by checking spelling on-the-fly and flagging potential errors as soon as the user enters text.

  • In-context shared reviews 

Enable multiple reviewers to comment on drafts simultaneously with the in-context collaboration tool for faster and more effective web publishing cycles.

  • Robust draft capabilities 

Avoid losing your content changes due to a dropped Internet connection or clicking the browser Back button. Work offline and store your drafts locally. For quick revisions, go to the Drafts panel and reopen your file with a single click.

  • More secure editing with Auto-Save

Protect your content contributors’ ongoing edits with the new Auto-Save feature, which enables you to specify how frequently Contribute CS4 will save and store updated drafts. Content remains in draft format until the review and publish process is initiated.

WORK WITH A COMPATIBLE, AFFORDABLE TOOL

Adobe Contribute CS4 is compatible with existing web and IT infrastructures and works across platforms, enabling web publishing in almost any computing environment. Contribute CS4 is affordable and works on Intel® and PowerPC® based Macs, and on Microsoft® Windows® XP and Windows Vista® systems.

  • Compatible with Windows Vista and Intel based Macs

Use Contribute on Intel based and PowerPC Macs, and on Microsoft Windows XP and Windows Vista systems. Significantly reduce editing time by publishing content directly from within Microsoft Office applications or from Internet Explorer 7 or Firefox 2.

  • Quick web page and blog posting from Microsoft Office

Publish content directly from within Microsoft Office applications using the template of your choice, significantly reducing your editing time. Contribute adds buttons to your Office applications that enable you to publish directly to a website or post to a blog without opening Contribute.

  • Adobe Dreamweaver compatibility 

Easily edit advanced layout components. Contribute CS4 works with Dreamweaver CS4 templates, which provide editable regions within a protected design. Contribute CS4 allows you to design the site while letting content contributors add to it without risk.

  • Integrated with Internet Explorer 7 and Firefox 2

Use Contribute browser buttons to edit the page you are browsing or to post its content directly to a blog. Contribute CS4 supports the latest versions of Internet Explorer and Firefox browsers.

  • Dynamic website editing 

Add content to dynamic websites powered by Movable Type, TypePad, or WordPress with Contribute CS4. Simply define your Contribute site with the proper settings and site content is instantly available for updating.

  • In-browser editing 

Edit pages directly in your web browser without having to open another application. The Adobe® Contribute® CS4 in-browser editor supports most browsers, including Firefox 2 and Internet Explorer 6 and 7.

  • Adobe Dreamweaver compatibility

Easily edit advanced layout components. Contribute CS4 works with Adobe Dreamweaver® CS4 templates and allows you to design the site while letting content contributors add to it without risk.

  • In-context shared reviews

Enable multiple reviewers to comment on drafts simultaneously with the in-context collaboration tool for faster and more effective web publishing cycles.

  • Enhanced CSS support

Enjoy improved CSS support and complete rendering fidelity between Contribute CS4 and Dreamweaver CS4.

  • Content expiration notification 

Keep website content fresh with the new expiration notification feature. Set the expiration value for a single Contribute page or multiple pages, and Contribute will notify the designated content contributors when the expiration date nears.

  • Inline spelling checker 

The inline spelling checker improves the user experience by checking spelling on-the-fly and flagging potential errors as soon as the user enters text.

  • Dynamic website editing

Add content to dynamic websites powered by Movable Type, TypePad, or WordPress with Contribute CS4. Simply define your Contribute site with the proper settings, and site content is instantly available for updating.

  • Rich media support

Easily drag and drop your images, FLV and SWF files, or PDF documents into your Contribute pages. Contribute automatically uploads the dependent files to the web server when the pages are published in administrator-selected locations.

  • More secure editing with Auto-Save

Protect your content contributors’ ongoing edits with the new Auto-Save feature, which enables you to specify how frequently updated drafts are saved. Content remains in draft format until the review and publish process is initiated.

  • Visual blog configuration 

Avoid editing the BlogHub.csi file manually in a text editor to achieve specific goals such as allowing images wider than 150 pixels. Now, all such preferences are accessed visually for rapid adjustments.

  • Site root–relative links

Gain a finer degree of control over code than ever before. Website administrators can quickly specify whether links to pages or other elements are written as document-relative or site root–relative links.

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