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Active List - lists the database elements that are currently active on your volume.

Active Window- The ContentServer Active Window identifies the Ad ID 's or art files that you have currently called out from ContentServer.

Auto Launch- Starts the application that created the element's workfile and opens the file. The application must be on the workstation.

Call - The ContentServer Call command delivers a working copy of the element to the work folder on your Personal volume. (The actual master files are database records and are never removed from the server.)

When you call an element from the database, ContentServer puts them in an Active Lock state to prevent other users from modifying the same files simultaneously.

The user receives a working copy of the master file on his work volume. (The actual master files are database records and are never removed from the server.) When you return your working copy to the server, the system updates the master file with your changes and removes the lock.

Call All - Performs the ContentServer Call command. The command also calls out the selected element and places read-only copies of the child elements in your Personal volume. (The child elements are not locked and can still be called and modified.)

Children- In ContentServer, when an element is linked to other elements, it is known as a parent (AD). The other elements are known as children. This parent-child relationships are referred to as linkages. A child element can be linked to more than one parent element. When the parent element is archived, all of its child elements will also be archived, if they do not have any other parents.

Delete - The ContentServer Delete command deletes an element's record in the database and its associated workfile from the ContentServer. The delete command also deletes categories from hierarchies. To remove a link without deleting elements or categories, use Unlink command. Unlink is used when art that is not used for an AD is linked to that AD .

Diary - The ContentServer Diary command displays the Diary window to present a running account of all operations performed on an element.

The Diary window displays the date and time the element was created, as well as:
  • When the element's status has been changed.
  • When the element has been called from the database and which user called it.
  • When the element has been sent back to the database and which user sent it back.

Discard - The ContentServer Discard command returns element to the database without updating its master workfile.

Dot Gain- The increase in size of a half tone dot that occurs during plate making and printing processes creating darker colors than intended and reducing contrast.

Duplicate - The ContentServer Duplicate command makes a duplicate copy of an element. This saves the unchanged original elements for future projects. The system has a lock on AD Logos therefore all AD Logos must be duplicated before they can be modified.

Extract - The ContentServer Extract command copies an element's workfile to the Personal volume without assigning an active lock.

Find - The ContentServer Find command displays the complete list of hierarchies to which an element is linked. (You can get heading, customer name, and list name using the find command.)

Get Info - Displays information about a specified element. This information includes the element's name and type, its lock and production status, and any parent or child elements associated with it.

History - The ContentServer History command displays a mini-Navigator that loads a recently-used element name into the Name box before you select the command dialog box's main function.

Import - The ContentServer Import command introduces new workfiles (created outside of ContentServer) into the system by copying a file to ContentServer. Files can only be copied with Import from your Personal volume (you can not import from your hard drive or any other server volume.

When you import a file, the following occurs:
  • The workfile is stored as a master on the file server
  • ContentServer creates a new record in the database.
  • The record is linked to the parent element.

Include - The ContentServer Include command enables you to link an element from the database to an active element on your workstation. You must call the element out to your Personal volume before you can specify an element as a parent. The element (art or logo) must be currently stored in the DataFlow database. (This means it must be imported, see above.)

LAVA - Production Priority Packet - High priority packets that should have a 24 hour turn around in graphics.

Link - The ContentServer Link command creates/deletes a link that exists between two elements or between an element and a category only. The Link command toggles between Link and Unlink.

Lock - The ContentServer Lock command allows you to place a safe lock on a specified element in the database. It prevents users from deleting or modifying specific elements, such as AD Logos from our common art files. Safe Locks and Active locks are not the same thing.

Navigator Window - The ContentServer Navigator Window can also be referred to as top-level summary. The window shows two columns for navigating, level-by-level, through the hierarchies: ï Hierarchies - folder icons and names ï Description - describes the contents of each hierarchy and lists the levels of the corresponding hierarchies.

Parent - In ContentServer when an element is linked to other elements, the elements linked to a parent are known as children. The parent-child relationships are known as linkages. The parent element contains a summary for viewing its children.

Proof - The ContentServer Proof command allows you to print a proof of the PostScript (EPS) file that is made before you send an AD back to the ContentServer.

Quick Search Window - The ContentServer Quick Search Window is used for search of files for the specific name. (It is advised that you utilize the Search Palette as the primary way to look for files.)

Rename - The ContentServer Rename command changes the name of an element and its workfile on the ContentServer. When you rename an element, the system updates the element's database record automatically to preserve its existing links to other elements. ContentServer cannot update the name reference in Multi-Ad Creator (or any other application).

Refresh - The ContentServer Refresh command immediately updates the information entered in the active summary. ContentServer updates the active summaries as often as set in your preferences, however, there are times when you need a current summary and cannot wait for the automated refresh to occur.

Refresh will update your windows instantly upon you doing the command manually. Also, it will show recent status and lock changes.

Search Criteria - the parameters or keywords of a search.

Search Window - The ContentServer Search Window will be used to search for AD ID's and art mainly but can be used to do indepth search in multiple formats.

Send- The ContentServer Send command returns an element or a group of linked elements (a job) to the database to update the master workfile. If the element has children, the read-only copies are deleted from your Personal volume.

Spool - The process of moving an Ad to the Process folder of Content Server with a status of Done/Compose/QC. When an Ad has been spooled it is ready to go to Print.

Status- The ContentServer Status command displays the Status Dialog box which contains the element's Type, Name, and Current Status. You can also change an elements status when you send it back to the database.

Tagline- The account information and disclaimers that print above the AD EPS on a proof (sometimes referred to as the wrapper).

TAZ Packet - High priority packets that are created in Post Sales from queries that are past yellow close date. Turn around time should be less than 24 hours (compose, QC, and rework).

Thumbnails- The ContentServer Thumbnails command displays a low-resolution picture of a graphical element. For this to work the workfile must contain a preview.
Quality Internal Reworks (QIR) - logsheet used by each composer daily to record ADs created. Turn in a copy with your completed ADs to QC at the end of your shift.

Time Card ) - The time record to be filled out daily by Graphics staff. Records task and time spent are turned in at end of each shift. Packet slips are attached to this form, daily.

Unlink- The Unlink command permits you to remove an element from a summary without removing it from the ContentServer system. An element or category can appear in more than one hierarchy and be linked to more than one parent element.