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CMS Encore Pro works like most Windows applications, in that the interface can be operated via the menu, toolbar and a combination of left and right mouse clicks.

The user interface of Encore is made up of the following components:
  • The Main Tree - Situated on the left most corner of the display window. It functions as a tree with branches and nodes. It displays information such as channels(folders), content(articles), global images/media items, templates, components and user information.

    Items in the tree can be moved up, down, left or right, which will change the items display order.

  • The Display Summary Panel - Visible on the top right of the display. This panel is only visible if you have clicked on a channel(folder) in the main tree. The panel contains the information contained within channels(folders) such as: content(articles), images/media, templates and users. It displays this information via tabs on the panel.

  • The Other Resources Panel - Lists all images/media/files in the "Images/Media" node of the main tree who have their channel assigned to the selected channel. The other resources panel is located under the display summary panel, and if the selected channel has no images/media items assigned to it, then the panel will not display.

  • The Preview Window - Provides a WYSIWYG way to preview channels(folders), content(articles), templates, image templates, components etc. It is located at the bottom right of the main display. It is an in-app browser that shows you exactly what your selected item is going to look like when published.

    It also has a handy button that lets you "refresh" any images as you preview your pages. The preview window is a very powerful and useful addition to Encore, because designing web projects is all about visual feedback.

  • The Output Window - Provides a WYSIWYG view of the generated output when publishing locally. It contains a tree which shows what files will be generated as well as an in-app browser which shows what your website will look like when published.

    The Output Window also has several sub-windows which can be used to show additional information of the current displayed page, including showing all links, styles and images used. To display any of the sub-windows click the "Show Links", "Show Styles" or "Show Images" checkboxes at the bottom of the window. Clicking these checkboxes again while the sub-window is visible will hide the sub-window.




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