Curate a Content Draft of your paper! Manually curate your paper according to your schedule. Edit, curate, and add suggested content based on your sources -or- manually chose content using the bookmarklet to a draft edition offline. Review and publish online when you're ready.
*Manual Draft Creation is not available on new papers. It is only a feature of our Legacy system.
The Manual Publishing option allows a publisher complete control of when and how often new content is fetched and what content is placed on the final online edition of the paper.
Activate Manual Publishing
From your Paper Settings , click on the Scheduling Tab to access all publishing (and promoting) controls.
From the Scheduling Tab, click the Publishing toggle to Manual.
Once you have turned the Publishing toggle to Manual, your paper will no longer update automatically according to a publishing schedule. The last edition published online will remain online until you manually create and publish a new draft -or- when you turn the Publishing toggle to Auto and return to auto-created editions.
Your Draft paper
Create a new Draft
Once you've set your Publishing to Manual, you will be able to create your new draft by clicking the "Create a paper draft" button.
Suggested content from your sources will be collected starting from the last published edition date. But if the edition was published more than 7 days ago we take maximum 7 days of content. If the edition was published earlier than 24 hours ago, we take a minimum of 24 hours of content.
Open a saved Draft
Once a draft paper edition has been created, you can open the saved draft by clicking the "Open draft" button button found in the same Scheduling menu that in your Paper Settings.
Editing existing content on a Draft paper
Blacklist a news sharer or site, delete or move articles from one section to another on your draft paper. Editing your draft uses all the same easy-to-use functionality used in the regular Edit mode.
Adding more suggested content based on your sources
Browse additional auto-generated content based on your sources by clicking on the icon, found at the bottom right of your Draft paper, and then select, "Suggestions."
Suggested content from your sources will be collected from the last published edition date. If the edition was published more than 7 days ago we take maximum 7 days of content. If the edition was published earlier than 24 hours ago, we take 24 hours of content.
Adding content to your draft using the bookmarklet
Use the bookmarklet to add collected content to your Content Draft offline and only publish when your ready. If you have saved a draft, you will be able to add content to your draft version of the paper by selecting the paper name with -Draft appended to the end.
Saving your Draft
Every editing change you make is saved automatically. Close your draft and return to finish editing it later by clicking the "x" at the top right of your Draft page.
A draft can be saved for up to 30 days, starting from the date it was created, before it expires.
Publishing your Draft
When your draft is ready to be published, click the blue "Publish" button on the header (top right) of your draft paper. Once you've published your draft, it's online and published for your community to see.
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