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This blog will be used as a vehicle to keep interested parties abreast of changes to the Linear system. Using the RSS feed utility, we hope existing and potential clients will become more knowledgeable about our system. Launched September 21, 2005.


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Remote Author Tools

Remote Author Tools

April 13, 2012 | 07:30 AM

Enhanced our remote author tools. These allow writers/reporters to submit content to the web site through an interface optimized for smart phones (i.e. iphones, droids). Individual writers are assigned a username/password and given specific permissions, Enhancements include:
  • Post Permission: individual writers may be permissioned to immediately post content to the web site. Other writer submissions might be held for review and approval.

  • Editing Previous Submissions: individual writers can be permissioned to access and edit stories which have already been placed on the web site. If allowed, the writer can search/list stories he has submitted for editing.

  • Templates: Assign an editorial Template to a writer. When adding editorial through the remote interface, the defaults from the template (i.e. section, column, recurring visuals, site tags, inclusions, etc.) will be included.

  • Publish Changes: Allow the remote author to update the website after completing changes.

  • Call Element Assignment: Assign specific Editorial Call Elements to the writer which will update for the writer.

  • Upload Images: The writer can included images through the remote entry system! Once a story has been added, simply click to add an image and the remote interface will allow the writer to select from photos on the mobile device for images to be included with the story.

  • Pull Quotes: The interface allows the writer to include a pull quote.

  • Preview: The mobile interface includes a preview link for each story added.
  • The remote author access is completely secure. Only authorized usernames/passwords can gain access. Even then, the writer will be limited to permissions assigned to his account which can only be changed through the main management system.


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smiley pete"Linear publishing has provided a turnkey solution for Mile High Newspapers that far exceeds anything that we could have accomplished on our own. While the capabilities of the system are impressive, what I have found most useful is Linear's willingness to implement new features and its ability to support the ones it has. The Linear system has so many features, that one newspaper will never use them all. I have looked at other newspaper content management systems, but have yet to find one that matches Linear's price, tech support and feature set."

Justinian Hatfield
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