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Oracle® Fusion Middleware User's Guide for Oracle WebCenter Portal: Spaces
11g Release 1 (11.1.1.6.0)

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39 Introduction to Adding and Managing Content

See Also:

For an overview of content management in Spaces, see Section 2, "Leveraging Content Management."

In a Spaces application, you can add content from one or more connected content repositories to the application in a variety of ways. You can use the Content Presenter task flow to precisely customize the selection and presentation of content, or you can use a Documents service task flow that suits your purposes for presenting content management functionality. You can also add individual folders and files to a page using links, images, or previews.

This chapter introduces the functionality available to add and manage content in a Spaces application in the following sections:

Audience

This chapter is intended for Spaces users who want to learn about the functionality available in Spaces to add and manage content using Content Presenter and the Documents service.

39.1 What You Should Know About Adding and Managing Content

Spaces provides the following types of containers in which to display and manage content:

39.2 What You Should Know About Content Management Selections in the Resource Catalog

Spaces users with permissions to edit pages use the Resource Catalog to add content to a page.

In Design view of page edit mode, you open the Resource Catalog by clicking the Add Content button on the region where you want to add content (Figure 39-1).

Figure 39-1 Add Content in Design View of Page Edit Mode Displaying Default Resource Catalog

Add Content button in Design view
Description of "Figure 39-1 Add Content in Design View of Page Edit Mode Displaying Default Resource Catalog"

The presence or location of the content selections in the Resource Catalog depends on how the Resource Catalog is configured. In the default Resource Catalog, open the Content Management section to expose the content task flows and document components (Figure 39-2).

Figure 39-2 Opening the Content Management Section in the Resource Catalog

Content Management Section in the Resource Catalog

In the Content Management section of the Resource Catalog, you can add content containers in either of the following ways:

Table 39-1 describes the selections available in the Content Management section of the default Resource Catalog and references the sections that provide more information about working with them:

Table 39-1 Content Management Selections in the Default Composer Resource Catalog

Item Task Flow? Description and Use

All Content

No

A virtual node that exposes a list of all folders and files to which you have access. Click Open to drill down, or enter a file name in the Search field. When you reach the target folder or file, click Add to display a menu where you can choose the content container in which to display the folder or file. See Section 41.3, "Adding a Selected Folder or File to a Page."

Space Documents

Personal Documents

No

A shortcut that exposes a list of folders and files associated with the current space or your personal documents in the Home space. Click Open to drill down, or enter a file name in the Search field. When you reach the target folder or file, click Add to display a menu where you can choose how to display the folder or file. See Section 41.3, "Adding a Selected Folder or File to a Page."

Content Presenter

Yes

Available only when the content repository is Content Server. Displays the selected folders or files in a predefined template. See Chapter 40, "Publishing Content Using Content Presenter."

Document Explorer

Yes

Displays folders and files in two panes, combining the functionality of the Document Navigator and Folder Viewer task flows. Provides in-place previewing and editing, and robust management capabilities. See Section 41.1.1, "Understanding the Document Explorer Task Flow."

Document List Viewer

Yes

Displays folders and files in a single pane as a flat listing. Provides preview and editing in a separate window, and some management capabilities. See Section 41.1.2, "Understanding the Document List Viewer Task Flow."

Document Manager

Yes

Shown in the default Resource Catalog only if it has been added by the Spaces administrator. Displays folders and files as specified by its Layout property: Explorer, Table, or Tree Table. See Section 41.1.3, "Understanding the Document Manager Task Flow."

Document Navigator

Yes

Shown in the default Resource Catalog only if it has been added by the Spaces administrator. Displays a simple listing of folders and files in a single pane, providing expand/collapse on folders to show the full hierarchy. There are no menu options available for this task flow. See Section 41.1.4, "Understanding the Document Navigator Task Flow."

Folder Viewer

Yes

Displays the contents of a folder in a single pane as a flat listing, providing in-place preview and editing, and robust management capabilities. See Section 41.1.5, "Understanding the Folder Viewer Task Flow."