Getting Started

Creating a Publication

In Paligo, you write your content in topics, and you organize your topics in a publication. You can create your topics and publications in any order, but it is often easier to create the publication first, so that you can see how your content is structured and what extra content is needed.

A publication contains the structure for your project, and works like a Table of Contents.

You don't write anything in the publication - you use it to organize the content into a logical structure. For example, if you were creating a PDF output for a user guide, you would use a publication to choose which topics are included in the guide, and the order they appear in. But a publication does not have to represent an entire user guide or online help system, it could be a smaller collection of topics, such as a chapter.

Example of a structure in a publication. Topics are organized into a structure similar to a table of contents.

Example of a multi-level structure in a publication.


When you start to work on your own projects, you will also use publications to set the language for the output, choose filters, and other project-related features.

Create a publication:
  1. Click the context menu for the folder where you want to create the publication.

  2. Select Create content.

  3. In the Document Title field, enter the title for your publication.

  4. In the Document Type section, select Publication.

  5. (Optional) Choose any additional languages you want to translate to later, and then click OK.

At this stage, your publication is empty as you do not have any topics. Creating some topics is your next step.