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Manual Manager

Manual Manager is an add-on for Alfresco Share that adds hierarchically structured documents written using markdown syntax. The result is kind of a classic help file. Current features include:

  • Topic Editor with realtime preview.
  • Upload images to be used in topic using Drag and drop.
  • Insert select image size (auto resize) of uploaded images.
  • Insert Alfresco icons and document icons.
  • Template for new topics - Add a default template to repository, Site Manager can edit to create site specific template.
  • Sort topic order using drag and drop.
  • Topic navigation using folder structure or by auto created links in topic display to navigate sub topics or related topics.
  • Direct linking to each topic
  • Move or copy current topic and all its subtopics in one action.
  • Version management - including full preview of previous versions.
  • Permission management of topics.
  • Print current topic, and if selected all its subtopics. Prints includes metadata with dates, author and current version.
  • Inline search with hit preview
  • Presentation mode - Create slides of topics to be viewed online with select theme and transitions.

You can watch this introduction video to see it in action.

##Author Peter Löfgren @loftux - Loftux AB - - @loftuxab

Clone, build and install

There are no official releases of Manual Manager. But the source is here, so you can just clone and build yourself.

$ git clone git:// ManualManager  
$ cd ManualManager   

Master branch is for 4.2. If you want to target 4.0.x version of Alfresco, checkout branch 4.0 before building. Both branches has the same features.

$ git checkout 4.0

Build with

$ ant package  

This will produce loftux-manual-manager.jar.
Copy this file to both tomcat/webbapps/alfresco/WEB-INF/lib
and restart tomcat.

Once restarted, go to your site as Site Manager and select Customise Site. Add the Manual page component.

Third party components used

This add-on makes use of several external components

  • Pagedown for online editor and html view rendering of markdown
  • Pagedown Extra Markdown Extra Plugins for Pagedown
  • reveal.js by Hakim for creating online presentations
  • Markdown - the markdown syntax used.
  • Alfresco - Not included here! -but you need install this add-on on top of Alfresco.

Some third party components in itself use other third party components. Check their respective site for details.


Copyright (C) 2012-2013 Loftux AB

Manual Manager is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU Lesser General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

Manual Manager is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU Lesser General Public License for more details

LICENSE Third party

Third party components comes with other licenses.

  • Pagedown - MIT License
  • reveal.js - MIT License
  • Markdown - BSD Style open source license

Licenses can be found in LICENSE folder.

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