Navigation basics navigation-basics

The Adobe Dynamic Media Classic screen includes three major areas: Global Navigation bar, Asset Library, Asset Filters tab, Browse Panel/Build Panel, and Media Cart (Media Portal only).

Navigation basics
Main Adobe Dynamic Media Classic areas
A) Global Navigation bar B) Asset Library panel C) Asset Filters tab D) Browse panel E) Media Cart (Media Portal only)

The Global Navigation bar, located along the top of the screen, offers buttons for performing different tasks:

  • Select Company - Choose the company you want to access from the menu. This button is not available if you are working with one company.

  • Upload - Opens the Upload screen so you can upload files from your computer or network to Adobe Dynamic Media Classic. You can upload files from your desktop or by way of FTP. See Upload files.

  • Build - Choose a Build task from the menu. The Build panel opens so you can create an asset type.

  • Publish - Opens the Publishing screen so you can publish rich media assets to Adobe Dynamic Media Image Servers and the rest of the Adobe Dynamic Media Classic SAAS Infrastructure.

  • Jobs - Opens the Jobs screen so you can examine records of upload and publish jobs.

  • Recent - Opens the Recent Activity screen so you can view the names of recently modified assets and recent upload and publish jobs.

  • Setup - Opens the Setup screen so you can choose setup or administration options for optimizing your use of Adobe Dynamic Media Classic. See Setup.

  • Help Choose a Help option:

    • Help On This Topic - Opens the Help system to a page with information about the task you are currently doing.
    • Video Tutorial - Accesses videos on specific topics showing you how to get started with each rich media publishing workflow.
    • Help Contents - Opens the Help system to the Introduction page. You can select through the Table of Contents to find and view different topics.
    • About - Tells you which version of Adobe Dynamic Media Classic you are running.
    • Support - Tells you how to get technical support from Adobe Dynamic Media Classic.
  • Sign out - Exits Adobe Dynamic Media Classic.

Asset Library asset-library

Use the Asset Library to organize the assets you are working with. You can create folders and subfolders for organizing your assets in the Asset Library.

The top of the Asset Library panel has commands for locating assets. You can search for assets and filter to locate assets. To examine assets you deleted, select the Trash icon at the bottom of the Asset Library.

You can select Asset Library controls to open or close the Asset Library and get more room to work onscreen. Select the Expand/Collapse control to expand or close the panel. These controls are on the left side of the panel.

Browse Panel/Build Panel browse-panel-build-panel

The Browse/Build Panel is where you do much of your work. The functions that are available in this panel depend on whether you are in Browse mode or Build mode.

  • Browse mode - To view and work with a folder’s contents in the Browse Panel, select a folder in the Asset Library. This panel offers the File, Preview, Select All, Select None, and Sort menus for working with assets. You can also view assets in different ways by moving the slider or select Grid View, List View, or Detail View. Selecting Detail View or double-clicking an asset opens the asset in Detail View, where you can perform asset-dependent file operations.

  • Build mode - Select Build, then choose an option so you can start building an eCatalog, Image Set, Spin Set, or one of several other available items on the Build menu. The Build page opens. You can select the assets you want to work with before or after you enter Build mode.

See also Navigation basics training video.