Previewing a document
You can preview a document two ways in Silva:
- via the preview link for a generic Silva preview
- by the public preview link for a view showing your site’s public layout
After editing a document in Kupu or the Forms Editor, you can preview your document by clicking on preview in the Silva top navigation bar. (Fig. 1.) Make sure you save your work first. Clicking on preview will display the content within a basic layout that makes it easier to read since the lines are shorter. This is very handy for Authors who won’t be able to see their work online until their Editor publishes it.
To preview how the document will look with your site’s specific layout click on the public preview link. (Fig. 1.) Clicking this will display the content in the public layout, as it will appear
after publication. It can be that the public layout changes in different areas of a Silva
site. The only way to see this is via the public preview, which
is rendered in a local style (if there is one, otherwise it inherits
the top level style).
Fig. 1. Previewing your work
Occasionally when you press one of the preview buttons you don’t see the last text saved. The content can be cached, so refresh your screen to see all the saved content previewed.