About Using the Publish to Web Wizard

About Using the Publish to Web Wizard

The Publish to Web wizard simplifies the process of creating DWF or DWFx files and
formatting them for display in HTML pages.

The Publish to Web wizard provides a simplified interface for creating formatted
web pages that include DWF, DWFx, JPEG, or PNG images of drawings.

  • DWF or DWFx format does not compress the drawing file.
  • JPEG format uses lossy compression; that is, some data is deliberately discarded to
    greatly reduce the size of the compressed file.
  • PNG (Portable Network Graphics) format uses lossless compression; that is, no original
    data is sacrificed to reduce the size of the file.

Using Publish to Web, you can quickly and easily create an attractively formatted
web page, even if you are not familiar with HTML coding. After creating a web page,
you can post it to an Internet or intranet location.

Following are some examples of ways in which you can use the Publish to Web wizard
to create a web page:

  • Templates. You can select one of four templates for the layout of your web page or customize
    your own template.
  • Themes. You can apply a theme to the template you’ve chosen. With themes, you can modify
    the colors and fonts in your web page.
  • i-drop. You can activate drag-and-drop capability on your web page. Visitors to your page
    can drag drawing files into a program session. i-drop files are ideally suited for
    publishing block libraries to the Internet.

For information about using i-drop to create an i-drop handle on a website, visit

NOTE:You can also customize the template you use for your web page. For more information
about customizing templates, see Customize a Publish to Web Template in the Customization VCade.

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