Here’s how to set up the Workgroup Edition: You create your own folder in a web space like Dropbox, Drive or in a private cloud. This is the exchange folder for everyone working on the project. Each participating workstation must have the MarkStein Publisher Workgroup Edition software installed with its own license. Please note: The program itself cannot be installed in Dropbox or a network!
In the exchange folder, save the MarkStein Publisher layout file (.mxd) and the associated images. Then, in the layout, select one or more (concatenated) text frames and check them out as articles for editing. This creates a text file (.mxt) in the exchange folder with layout information and preview images. Now the (external) employee can call the text file from his workstation and write the text line by line.
Meanwhile, you can continue working on the layout. You can use the Match function to transfer the current version of the text to the layout at any time and release the current layout for the editorial employee.
When the collaborator has set the status of their file to “Done”, they check the text back into the layout. The text file (.mxt) containing the article is automatically deleted from the web space after the successful check-in. This ensures that there is always only one valid text and that no different versions exist.
You can see a detailed description of the working method in our detailed webinar video (German).
The individual functions are described here (German).