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TIB and Editing

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TIB and Content Editing

While TIB makes the job of managing content for complex format production much easier than desktop solutions, there are still real-world considerations that must be understood, especially by editors.

If you have run tracking on your Design Profiles using TIB AND you make any late corrections to the Writer text, you may have to check and track  those paragraphs in TIB again.

Depending on the size of the edits there may be no significant reflow effect, or there may be considerable reflow.

This topic explains how to decide whether TIB needs to be used again.

How to Check Editorial Changes

First, make your edits in a section.

Use the Section Reader Composition PDF generator and inspect the modified paragraphs. This PDF is generated with all TIB options applied so the tracking or flow effect of your edit will immediately be seen in the PDF

  1. If you have not made any tracking changes on the paragraph the edit changes will be seen in the Reader Composition PDF view.
  2. If you have made word or character spacing changes on the paragraph using TIB, the changes will be seen in the Reader Composition PDF view.
  3. If you have used any of the character insert options: soft-hyphen, non-breaking space, zero-width space, thin space: then TIB saves a version of that paragraph with the extra characters, just for that design profile. When you inspect your paragraph in the Reader Composition PDF the editing changes WILL NOT BE SEEN and you will know it will need tracking reset in TIB.

Recommended Editing Workflow

This assumes the tracking has been carried out, and there is a late edit change required.

  1. Make your required content edits or changes in Writer.
  2. Save the section.
  3. Immediately generate the section Composition PDF.
  4. Use the red paragraph numbers to check the paragraphs you have edited.
  5. If the line, paragraphy and page turns have not been affected by the edit change there is nothing else to do.
  6. If your edit change is not reflected in the paragraph it means the paragraph is coming from TIB storage because one of the insert options has been used in the TIB paragraph tracking interface.
  7. Open TIB and go to the paragraph(s) that need updating.
  8. Open the TIB Tracking Toolkit on the target paragraph and click reset.
  9. Your edit changes will immediately be seen in the paragraph.
  10. Reapply any tracking changes if required and save the section.
  11. If you have multiple profiles, you will need to do the editing checks on the paragraphs that have been edited in each Design Profile PDF.

How TIB Works

When you make a tracking change such as word-spacing or letter-spacing, there is no change in the content. TIB just stores the CSS separately linked to the paragraph ID.

However when you use any of the Tracking Toolkit character insert options: soft-hyphen, non-breaking space, zero-width space, thin space: then TIB stores a copy of that paragraph in its database so the tracking decisions for a specific Design Profile PDF do not affect the other Design Profile documents.

All PDF views ALWAYS use TIB information for their presentation so you can reliably use the immediate Composition PDF view for checking whether or not you need to open TIB again to make tracking changes.

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