Overview: Publishing Custom Presentations

Once you've created your custom presentation in Presentation Integrator, the next step is to publish it to Management & Control Services (MCS).

Publishing to Deploy

When you're ready to test your presentation, you publish it to MCS. Once a presentation has been published, you can download a copy (by opening the presentation with Presentation Integrator), modify it, and save it locally, but you must republish it to make the changes available to users. When you publish a presentation, the file moves from your computer to MCS, and no local copy is retained. If a presentation is in use when you publish it, any changes to the presentation will not take effect until the next time the user accesses the presentation.

When you add resources to a presentation (such as images or Web documents), they are automatically published to MCS when you publish your presentation, so that they can be downloaded to clients. These items also become available to other designers who might edit the presentation on a different computer.

The next step is to launch MCS and run Presentation Manager to assign your presentation to end users.

Publishing to Share

MCS serves as a data repository where you can store your custom presentations and access them from any computer that has access to MCS. You can save a presentation on your computer — if you are working with a team of developers and want to make your presentation available to other designers, you can publish the application to MCS for that purpose. However, once you publish the presentation, it is automatically moved from your computer to MCS; no local copy is retained.

Publishing Images, Web Documents, and External Headers and Footers

When you add an image to a presentation (to either the background or to an internal header or footer), or a Web document to the Resources pane, or an external header or footer to a presentation, those images, Web documents, and external headers and footers are automatically published to MCS so that they can be downloaded to clients. These items also become available to other designers who might edit the presentation on a different PC.

Since the path to these files is not retained when the files are published to MCS, each filename must be unique.

After an image, Web document, or external header or footer is published to MCS, it cannot be deleted using either Presentation Integrator or MCS.

Related Topics
Bullet Presentation Builder Overview
Bullet Publishing Custom Presentations
Bullet Creating Custom Presentations, Overview
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