Exporting an Author-Specific Connection File

In order to connect to a ScreenSteps Workgroup library an author must have access to a connection file. This lesson will show you how to export a connection file that contains a specific author's credentials. This saves them the hassle of entering their login and password information when connecting to the workgroup library the first time.

If you want to create a connection file that can be sent out to any author please see this lesson.

Note:

  1. If you are using Microsoft SQL Server you must create an ODBC connection on each computer running OS X and ScreenSteps Desktop.
  2. If you are using Microsoft SQL Server you must create an ODBC connection on eac computer running Windows and ScreenSteps Desktop OR add a Database Host.

Locate Author

Locate Author

From the Authors tab locate the author you would like to export a connection file for.

Right-Click on Author

Right-Click on Author

Right-click on the author and select Export Author-Specific Connect File from the contextual menu.

Alternatively you can click on the Export Author Connection File button.

Save File

Save File

The Result

The Result

A connection file has now been created that you can send out to the author.

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