Type formats

The default format bodycopy

By default, when you create an asset listing, a type formats folder containing a default format bodycopy is created underneath it. This feature is used to define what information to display for each asset in the list.

The following asset listing shows a link to the asset, the file size, and information in the Description metadata field for each asset in the list.

This layout has been defined in the default format bodycopy.

An example asset listing

This default format, however, is used for all asset types being displayed in the list. For example, if you have created an asset listing page showing all PDF and MS Word documents, the defined layout will be used for both asset types.

You can, however, create a bodycopy asset for each asset type. For example, you can create a bodycopy for the PDF files and a bodycopy for the MS word documents.

The advantages of creating a type format bodycopy for a specific asset type are as follows:

  • You can change the layout for each asset type shown in the list. For example, if the asset listing shows standard pages and PDF files, you can show the standard pages in green text and the PDF files in red text.

  • Matrix can provide you with more specific keyword replacements to use within the bodycopy. For example, for a PDF file and the standard keyword replacements, it can also show the keyword replacements file size and friendly name for the file. These additional keyword replacements will appear in the select keyword list in the WYSIWYG editor toolbar.

Creating a type format bodycopy

To create a type format bodycopy:

  1. Right-click on the asset listing in the asset tree

  2. Select Display formats

  3. Select the asset type in the New type format field in the Customized asset type formats section

  4. Click Save

A hyperlink to the bodycopy asset will appear in the customized asset type formats section:

The customized asset type formats section
The type formats bodycopy

The bodycopy will also appear under the type formats folder in the asset tree.

Editing a type format bodycopy

To edit a type format bodycopy:

  1. Right-click on the bodycopy in the asset tree

  2. Select Edit contents

  3. Click on the edit icon.

The WYSIWYG editor will appear where you can use keyword replacements and formatting to layout the information to show in the list.

By default, the asset name linked keyword replacement will appear in the WYSIWYG editor. For more information on the standard keyword replacements, refer to the [Formatting the asset listing] chapter in this manual.

Deleting a type format bodycopy

To delete a type format bodycopy:

  1. Right-click on the asset listing page in the asset tree

  2. Select display formats

  3. Select the Delete box for the format type you want to delete in the Customized asset type formats section,

  4. Click Save

The type format bodycopy will be removed from the type formats folder in the asset tree.

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