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ARIS Web Publisher

Version 7.1
November 2010

Quick Start Guide

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........................................ 12 5.................................1...............................................................................................................1............................................................. 3 3 How to Activate ARIS Web Publisher ............. 13 .............................................................1 Entry Methods and Formatting Used................................... 2 2..................................................1 How to Provide HTML Help...................................2 How to Give Feedback .........................................................2 How to Insert Your Corporate Logo into the Web Publisher Export ......................2 Icons Used .............................1 How to Facilitate Feedback on Processes.1.........................2 How to Execute Your Web Publisher Export ......................................................................................2 Starting a Web publisher export manually at a later time ........................................3 How to Provide Proprietary Help for Your Exported Data........... 4 4 The Distribution of Data is Simple.....................................................................1 How to Prepare the Export.. 5 4..................................... 12 5............ 8 4..................... 11 5 How to Perform Time-Controlled Exports ...................3 How to Publish Your Web Publisher Export on the Web................................ 5 4...... 7 4................. 12 6 How to Create Layout Templates ............................... 10 4............................................... 6 4..............2.................... 2 2..................................................Contents Quick Start Guide Contents 1 Introduction ..1 Time-Controlled Web Publisher Export .. 10 4................................... 1 2 Notes on Using This Manual ........................................2.................................... 5 4...............................................

see your ARIS online help under Web Publisher. Link 2. The Web-based interface provides the opportunity for attractive design and easy navigation of published content. For more information and procedure descriptions. Of course. Link 3 or Link 4) of the corresponding objects. Use ARIS Web Publisher to generate quality information systems quickly and easily. you can also export any group from one of your own databases. This Quick Start Guide introduces you to the basic functions of ARIS Web Publisher.Quick Start Guide Introduction 1 Introduction ARIS Web Publisher supports you in rapidly and internationally communicating your process models via Internet and intranet. see your ARIS online help in the Web Publisher book. If you want to offer OLE objects. ARIS Web Publisher is a system add-on for ARIS Toolset or ARIS Easy Design. If you follow the instructions step by step you will end up with a Web Publisher export that matches the results shown on our Web site (http://www. Time and space restrictions on the distribution of information have been overcome. maintain the system attributes (Link 1. The multilingual aspect breaks down language barriers and facilitates co-operation in international teams. To work with links. The basis for this Web Publisher export is the Web Publisher group in the DEMO database.ids-scheer.com/products/WebPublisher_en). you must insert these into the required models as links before the export. For more information and procedure descriptions. 1 . and to communicate SAP R/3 processes throughout the company. Users can also run SAP transactions and other routines from their browsers.

file names. Therefore. menu items. file names etc.). If you want to change the layout. Entries with user-defined content Enter the path <directory>\ARIS. Sequences of menus and menu Click on items are listed in order. highlight etc.1 Entry Methods and Formatting Used In the Quick Start Guide. are indicated by the following notation and formatting features: Entry Method/Formatting Example Menu items. View/Toolbars/Customize. you will also need to be familiar with HTML. are Click on Help to open the menu items represented in bold. 2. for the help files and menu items on further information areas.Notes on Using This Manual Quick Start Guide 2 Notes on Using This Manual ARIS uses many Microsoft Windows properties and standards (mouse actions such as click. manager as the password. separated by forward slashes. are highlighted in bold and enclosed in angle brackets. drag. 2 . shortcut keys. double-click. manuals and the online help. to understand the program. keyboard entries etc. Additional functions and features such as mouse pointers in ARIS other than those supplied with Windows are described in the online help entitled ARIS Basics/Procedure. Enter system as the user name and dialog boxes. you should possess a basic knowledge of Windows.

2 Icons Used Special sections of text are indicated in the Quick Start Guide using the following icons: An exclamation mark indicates important information which. 3 .Quick Start Guide Notes on Using This Manual 2. may cause loss of data or result in a security risk. if disregarded. A light bulb points out useful tips.

4 . Close the dialog box by clicking on OK. Run ARIS. Enter the license key and click on OK. Click on Help and select About.How to Activate ARIS Web Publisher Quick Start Guide 3 How to Activate ARIS Web Publisher ARIS Web Publisher is a system add-on for ARIS Toolset or ARIS Easy Design. Click on View/Options and then on Components in the tree view. The System Administrator provides you with the license key. 4. 6. Click on New License Key. To be able to work with ARIS Web Publisher. 8. 7. 2. 5. 1. Enable the ARIS Web Publisher check box. Exit ARIS and restart the program. you have to enter the ARIS Web Publisher license key and enable ARIS Web Publisher. 3.

The e-mail address specified in the E-mail address attribute of the user (creator or last user) is used automatically. the result is a Web Publisher export in the fire design. If you click on the link Creator or Last user under Feedback in your Web browser.1. e. 4. 4. An e-mail is addressed to the creator or last user of a model.Quick Start Guide The Distribution of Data is Simple 4 The Distribution of Data is Simple If you follow the described procedure step by step. The path and model name are entered as reference.2.1 How to Facilitate Feedback on Processes The feedback function allows all employees to send comments to the responsible modelers. this view only displays the groups or models you exported. you need all the HTML pages of your prepared help (see chapter 4. you need a graphic file.2). To incorporate your proprietary company HTML help texts. your e-mail system is activated.1).1 How to Prepare the Export To replace the IDS logo in the Web Publisher export.1. 5 . Unlike the ARIS Explorer tree view.g. your corporate logo (see chapter 4. This export contains the user-defined (group-specific) tree view.

6. Click on OK. Open the macro_MAIN_NAV. Enter your e-mail address in the E-mail address box. Look for the entry binaries/en/images/fire/publisher.htm file for editing using your HTML or text editor. Open the layout template folder <ARIS installation directory>\wplayout\designs\en\fire in Windows Explorer. Replace publisher. 6. 5. 4. the user system is the creator of the sample model. Click on the User database item. The size of the graphic should not exceed width=116 and height=51.gif with the name of your graphic file and resize your logo by changing the width and height values. Double-click on the user system. click on Attributes. 2. 5.gif. 3. Ensure that you copy the graphic file to the binaries folder and not designs. Save your changes and close the editor. 6 . In the tree view. you assign your e-mail address to this user in the demo database. 2. Log in to the database. Copy the graphic file containing your corporate logo to the <ARIS installation directory>\html\binaries\en\images\fire folder.The Distribution of Data is Simple Quick Start Guide In this example. 3. 4.1.2 How to Insert Your Corporate Logo into the Web Publisher Export 1. Therefore. 4. 1.

Open the macro_HELP. Save your changes and close the editor. Delete the <!-. fire. The link to the help page is created automatically if you use the layout template desert. the help will open. If your employees click on the Help link. insert it after you have performed the Web Publisher export (see chapter 4. 4. This may contain information on your process models for example.1) automatically in the Web Publisher export. To incorporate a help text in your Web Publisher export: 1. 2.1.htm file in your HTML or text editor. sky or yellow.2.2.no content --> entry.1). To provide proprietary company HTML help. 5. Open the new layout template folder <ARIS installation directory>\wplayout\designs\en\fire in your File Manager. 7 .3 How to Provide Proprietary Help for Your Exported Data ARIS Web Publisher allows you to incorporate help texts or proprietary HTML help (see chapter 4. 3. Click on Help in the Web Publisher export to display your help text. Write your help text between the <body <ARIS BODY>> and </body> tags.Quick Start Guide The Distribution of Data is Simple 4. ice.

7. Test export. 5. 9. 4. In the Path box. select a filter or click on New. c:\Temp\Web_Publisher_Export or the path to your Web server. Log in to the DEMO database. 8. 3. 6. Enter Java 1. Click on Add and enter 10.The Distribution of Data is Simple Quick Start Guide 4. 15. You can adapt this description at any time by clicking on Description on the Web Publisher Wizard . Right-click on the selection and select Evaluate/Web Publisher. To run the Web Publisher export at a later time (see chapter 5). Click on Create Profile. check the Create as Script check box. You can create filters in the Configuration Wizard. 2. If you right-click in the model background from your browser and select 8 .1 for example as the description. 14.2 How to Execute Your Web Publisher Export 1. enter the directory in which the export should be saved. Select the Intro model in the detail view of ARIS Explorer. Enter the text index. All files generated are saved in this folder. Assigned models will be exported automatically if the Consider Hierarchies checkbox on the option page (View/Options/Web Publisher) or the option page of the selected profile is checked and you have selected the corresponding assignment level. To restrict the output of items with a filter. e.g. Click on Next.1 (user-defined). Click on OK and enter the specific settings in the wizard now. Click on Next. Open the Web Publisher\Project group. This makes your default browser identify the start page automatically.1 (GIF format) and the tree view JAVA 1. 12. 11.htm in the Start Page box. This will specify the level of reduction. e. The Specify Graphic Scale step will open. Objects that are not included in a filter will be displayed schematically in the Web Publisher export.g. 10 Select the model appearance JAVA 1.Manage Profiles. 13. Enter the name of the new profile.

If you use Lotus Notes in your company. you are specifying that object information is to be displayed in the Web Publisher export. 19. If you want to allow launching of SAP transactions or R/3 help in your Web Publisher export. 25. this can also be started from your Web Publisher export. 17. Enable all links (1-4) in the External box. Assigned models are automatically exported if you enable the Consider Hierarchies check box and have selected the corresponding assignment level. Click on OK.EXE file. 16. Enable all check boxes except Use Speaking File Names and Role-Based Access. This way. The option page for the profile will open. This allows you to browse easily to contents. If you click on ARIS Business Architect. Authorized users open models from the Web Publisher export in ARIS Web Designer. 20. Click on Next. 9 . 26. Click on Next. You can edit models there and use ARIS Change Management. Execute the file on all computers that access the Web Publisher export. Click on Specify Layout and select the fire layout template (directory). This file is located in the <ARIS installation directory>\html\binaries\setup directory. the model will be reduced to 10% of the exported size. The Create Object Information step will open. an overview window is created for each model. Select methodical sorting for attributes. Models can be downloaded from your Web Publisher export and imported into ARIS. 23. select English (United States). 18. Click twice on OK. Click on Profile Options. 21. 29. In addition. In the Specify Options step. The Specify Link Types step will open. 27.Quick Start Guide The Distribution of Data is Simple View/Zoom Out. double-click on the WPSETUP. you can configure access to your ARIS Business Architect and Change Management. 22. 24. Activate all check boxes. Click on Next. 28.

The e-mail address specified in the E-mail address attribute of the user (creator or last user) is entered automatically (see chapter 4. Click on Help in the Web Publisher export to display your help text. An e-mail is addressed to the creator or last user of a model.2 How to Give Feedback The feedback function allows all employees to send comments to the last user or creator of a model.1.g.g.1 How to Provide HTML Help To incorporate proprietary company HTML help in your Web Publisher export. 4. the user system is the creator of the sample model (see chapter 4. C:\Temp\Web_Publisher_Export) 2. Copy all HTML pages in your HTML help to the folder that you specified as the target in the Path box of the Specify Output step of the Web Publisher Wizard (e. Click on Finish. Your Web Publisher export will open in your standard browser. The Web Publisher export starts with the settings of the new profile. A summary of your settings is displayed. Click on Yes when the export is finished.htm.2. Enable the check boxes for the objects (pop-up menu) for which you want o create object information and click on Next. do the following after the Web Publisher export: 1. 32. 10 .2. If you have e.The Distribution of Data is Simple Quick Start Guide 30. 3. opened a model in your Web browser and click on the System link under the Feedback category in the Info frame. The model name is entered as reference. Delete the help. In this example.1). Rename the start page of your HTML help to htlp.htm file in the same folder. 31.1.1). 4. your e-mail system is activated.

copy the folder to your Web server.Quick Start Guide The Distribution of Data is Simple 4. your Web Publisher export will be copied directly to your server. If you have entered another location.3 How to Publish Your Web Publisher Export on the Web If you have entered the path to your Web server in the Path box of the Specify Output step of the Web Publisher Wizard. The start page is called index. 11 .htm by default.

2 Starting a Web publisher export manually at a later time To execute the VB script of your Web Publisher export.1 Time-Controlled Web Publisher Export Using time control software (found on the ARIS CD). check the Create As Script check box in the Specify Output step of the Web Publisher Wizard. When you click on Finish in the last step of the wizard. 5.How to Perform Time-Controlled Exports Quick Start Guide 5 How to Perform Time-Controlled Exports To perform the Web Publisher export on a time-controlled basis or manually at a later time. 5. All settings specified in the wizard and the Options/Web Publisher (View/Options) dialog box for the Web Publisher export are written to a Visual Basic script (file extension VBS). 12 . the Windows Scripting Host program (found on the ARIS CD) must be installed on your computer. you can run the Web Publisher export at a specific time. ARIS is started. you specify a location for the script. performs the Web Publisher export and is closed when the export is complete. Start the Web Publisher export by double-clicking on the VB script file.

7. Select Layout 5R. click on HEAD Frame. for example.Select Properties dialog box will open. click on DATA Frame. In the Selected Layout field. 4. and an HTML document will be generated during the Web Publisher export in which you can insert help pages for your co-workers. In the Selected Layout field. 3. 5. 14. Click on Browse (. only groups or models that you have exported will be displayed.) in the Layout Directory box and select the path <ARIS installation directory>\wplayout\designs\en. 8. 6. 2. Click on View/Options and on Web Publisher in the tree view. Click on Next. Enable the Link to Help check box in the Select Contents box. This creates the Help link.. Enter the name \New. Click on OK. 10.Quick Start Guide How to Create Layout Templates 6 How to Create Layout Templates 1. If you select the contents view. Click on Next. after en in the Layout Directory box for the new layout template. 13. 16. Click on Next. This creates links in your Web Publisher export that can be used to open object information and provide feedback to the last user or creator. 13 . Activate the Object Information and Feedback check boxes in the Select Contents box. The Web Publisher Layout Wizard . Click on Yes.. The next Web Publisher export will use the layout template specified here. 15. In the Selected Layout field. All files associated with the layout template will be stored in this folder. The name of the folder reflects the name of the layout template. 11. 12. Use the drag and drop feature to change the sequence of items. click on TREE Frame. Click on Manage Layout. Activate the User-Defined Tree View option in the Select Contents box. for example. for example. 9. Use the Select Contents box to determine what will be shown in this frame.

Select for example the content_script. and in the Select Properties box. 18. click on User-Defined Tree View. The Web Publisher Layout Wizard . 24. 22. Background Color The global settings e. Font Size c. Left Mouse Button Double Click and Right Mouse Button Double Click and Alternative Action. Click on Browse (. for the font and font color. Specify the settings for Model Information and Object Information in the Select Contents box in the same way. Click on Main Navigation Items in the Select Contents box and in the Select Properties box. 23. Font b.. Select attributes of the main group. Logo 19. Font Size c. you can specify the information to be displayed when you move the mouse pointer over an object in the model graphic. Font Style d. 20. are copied for all contents. Font Color e.txt (<ARIS installation directory>\html\binaries) file and click on Open. Click on Global Settings in the Select Contents box. Background Color f. In the Select Contents box. 21. You can enable multiple check boxes. 25. Font b. Font Style d.Extended Settings dialog box will open. select: a. You configure the functions of the mouse button actions with these settings.. Configure all the settings for Left Mouse Button. Click on Next. The code of this report script is integrated automatically. 14 . change the following where necessary: a. Font Color e. Right Mouse Button. Edit the selection using the pop-up menu (right-click) or drag and drop.How to Create Layout Templates Quick Start Guide 17. Configure the settings in the Tooltips box.g. Here. The report will provide all the information needed for generating the user-defined tree view.) in the Path Data box.

27. Click on Next. Click on Finish. 29. in the Category of the Pop-up Menu box. A summary of your settings will be displayed. This setting categorizes menu entries in the Web Publisher export. Select the With Submenus option.Quick Start Guide How to Create Layout Templates 26. 15 . for example. The layout template is created and will be used for the next Web Publisher export. 28.