Authoring Pages authoring-pages

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The following provides an overview to authoring with AEM:

This section covers the tasks involved when authoring a content page.

Quick Overview of Features Used for Authoring Pages quick-overview-of-features-used-for-authoring-pages

To aid you when authoring pages the author environment provides features such as:

  • Drag and drop
    Components (such as Text, Image) and digital assets (such as images) can be positioned on the page simply by dragging and dropping them in the desired location.

  • Editing
    Once positioned on your page, a component-specific dialog can be opened to enter content and/or configure characteristics of that component (for example, image size).

  • In-place Editing
    Text and Image components can be edited directly on the webpage without opening a dialog box or an explicit save action.

  • Sidekick
    A floating “inspector” window that appears on the editable page. From here new components can be dragged onto the page and page-specific actions can be executed.

  • Content Finder
    On the left side of each authorable page, the content finder provides quick access to a range of assets, including digital assets (such as other images, Flash elements and documents), other pages and paragraphs. These items can be dragged to the page; for example to position assets or create links to other pages.

  • Context menu
    Right clicking on most onscreen elements (for example, paragraphs on the page) brings up a context menu with appropriate action options.

  • Search as you type
    In certain scenarios (for example, path selection in edit dialogs) searching for content through the AEM interface presents dynamic matches as you type the query.