Client Guide : Using Xinet Portal : Understanding the Interface (Exhibit Skin)

Understanding the Interface (Exhibit Skin)
Top Level/Home
Xinet refers to what you see immediately after you log in to the server as Top Level (using the Exhibit theme). This is where you can see the folders to which you have access.
From the Top Level you can search folders using the Xinet search engine or browse previews of the assets inside folders.
Xinet Portal Exhibit theme - Top Level:
Browse Mode Interface
The Browse mode interface allows you to look over multiple assets and folders in your Xinet volumes, and with proper permission, to use the various features described in this chapter. In Browse mode, folders appear in alphabetical order, with files at the same level in the file structure listed beneath.
Although it depends on how your administrator has set up your account, users can choose between a number of possible ways to display assets when browsing. In the Exhibit theme, if you’re viewing a level only containing folders, all three views look similar. You can best see differences between views when individual files are being displayed. In the Marquee theme, you can select the level of detail to display from within in the browser.
Contact your Administrator to set your view preferences. For more information, see the “Giving a user Web access to a volume” in the Administration Guide. Also note that the display of the following views can be altered by the Administrator in the Xinet Administration view.
Exhibit Theme - Icon View
Icon View shows files and folders together, each item represented by a Macintosh-style thumbnail. For images, Xinet presents a custom thumbnail preview generated from the image data. For non-images, Xinet presents the icon of the application that created the document. If you would like more information about a file when you are using Icon View, click on thumbnail to open the file’s Information Window. Clicking on a folder will switch your browser so that it displays the contents of that folder.
Exhibit Theme - Short View
In the Short View, all subfolders of the current folder will be displayed first, followed by any files at that level of organization. Clicking on a folder will switch the browser to display the contents of that folder. If it is available, Xinet displays a 112 x 112 pixel preview for any image in a folder. If it is not available, Xinet will use the icon for the application that created the asset.
If you click on any image displayed in Short View, Xinet opens a new window displaying a larger preview as well as additional information (details will vary depending on the file type). Clicking on a non-image will also provide more information about that asset, with the information being provided depending on the type of asset. Xinet, for example, will display previews of InDesign, PDF, and Microsoft Office documents when you click on one of these documents. You may review these previews either as thumbnails or full-sized documents.
Exhibit Theme - Gallery View
The Show Gallery View option allows you to review visual snapshots of assets while browsing through the thumb prints in the Portal browser window. Click on the thumb prints at the bottom of the browser view to view each snapshot. To open a file, double-click on the visual snapshot. The details of the asset are displayed.
Note: This option is enabled by your Administrator. Individual volumes/directories or a global setting can be enabled per users. Contact your Administrator for assistance. Once enabled, the Gallery View icon appears in the interface.
Exhibit Theme - Long View
In Long View, the display will start with a listing of folders. Note, folder display can be turned on or off in the Portal Admin interface (http:’PortalAddress’/PORTALADMIN). Following the list of folders, a detailed listing of files is listed. Each image will have a 112x112 pixel preview.
The content of each listing is identical to the information presented in the Information Window, with the exception that you will not be able to change keywords. If you have permission to change keywords, you will also see an information button which will allow you to open the Media Viewer (MVIEW) where you can modify keywords. Clicking on an image preview will cause Xinet to present a larger preview.
Using the Navigator
Once you have selected a volume, use the scroll bar to look through assets. Assets and subfolders are displayed. Use the navigator on the right pane to select another folder to explore. You can go back to previous levels using your browser's Back function, or by clicking on a folder name in the “path”. Use the Home button to go back to the top level of your volume.
Xinet Portal Exhibit theme - Navigator
Showing Finder Tags in Xinet Portal
You can use the Macintosh Finder tag colors to display tag colors in Portal.
Note: You must have full read/write permission applied to your asset volume to apply color tags.
To apply color labels to your assets:
Click Finder, navigate to your asset volume, and select an asset.
On the Finder toolbar, click the Edit Tags icon, and select a tag. .
The applied color tags are displayed in Portal.