Working with the Home Tab

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Working with the Home Tab?

The Home tab is the first WorldServer page you see when you log in. It provides at-a-glance information about your current projects, issues, and notifications with links to the project list, task list, or notification list, as applicable. It also features the following:

  • Useful links, which allow you to access external URLs
  • Content Wizard, which allows you to create/upload or edit an asset
  • WorldServer Setup Guide, which walks you through the process of setting up a project
  • WorldServer Shortcuts, which allow you to jump to other WorldServer pages
  • Recent Announcements, which allow you to communicate with other users in your workgroups and locales

Using Useful Links
Useful links can be any URL (external to WorldServer) that has been set up for your locale and workgroup. For example, you could have a link to your corporate glossary, which would be useful to translators. Useful Links are set up in Management > Administration > Useful Link Setup.
By default, there are links to the Translation Workbench for Windows installer, the Launcher for Windows, and (files and instructions for creating WorldServer entry forms).

Using the Content Wizard
The Content Wizard allows you to create/upload, or edit an asset and submit it for approval without using the WorldServer Explorer or creating a project. The wizard walks users through the necessary steps. This feature requires that you configure Content Categories.

Using the WorldServer Setup Guide
The WorldServer Setup Guide provides you with step-by-step instructions for how to set up a project for the first time. After you have completed some of this initial setup, you will not need to complete it again each time you create a project that uses the same source files, linkage, and workflow.
Click the link to the guide, and then click each step to navigate to the appropriate page and to read the instructions for that step. Once you are done, you can close the setup guide.

Using Shortcuts
Shortcuts are internal WorldServer links. You can create a shortcut to bring you from the Home tab to any other page in WorldServer. This is useful for pages that you use frequently, such as the task list for a project you are currently working on.
A shortcut is created by clicking the shortcut icon at the bottom left of the page to which you want to jump. The shortcut appears on the Home tab in the WorldServer Shortcuts section. You can delete these shortcuts when you no longer need them by clicking the "x" next to the link.

Working with Announcements
You can use announcements to communicate general information to the users in your locale and workgroup. After allowing adequate time for these users to read an announcement, you can delete the announcement.