Before digital content (e.g. images, PDFs, videos, etc.) may be used in a page, it must be added to the DAM (Digital Asset Manager). Content approvers and Content authors may both load content into the DAM, but only Content approvers may activate the uploaded assets. The content must be activated before it may be used.
When you return to Edit mode, you will now see a thumbnail of the new asset in the left-hand side DAM Asset Finder.
After content has been uploaded to the DAM, you can make a hyperlink to downloadable files.
After uploading content to the DAM, you can edit and add asset properties in the Asset Editor window. Adding properties like metadata and tags will increase the searchability of an asset in the DAM finder.
Once you're in the DAM environment, you'll be able to navigate to your unit's directory and upload digital content.
In the Asset Editor you can access and edit a variety of asset properties. In the left column, you can download the asset to your computer. In the middle column, you can edit and add tagging and metadata. In the right column, you can access multiple tabs including the Renditions tab, which displays alternative sizes and crops of the uploaded image.
If you upload a .docx or .xslx file type, the DAM thumbnail will display as a folder icon.
While the appearance is confusing, this is expected behavior according to Adobe. The file formats do work. However, we advise using PDF documents whenever possible when posting online.
Updated June 2014