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We're trying to work out how to set up our organisation in Maestro.

In Composer our forms are organised in separate projects which match the TM organisations.

But it looks like in Maestro, you have to put all your forms in the one project if you want them to use the same template, components and styles? Is that correct?

If it is, is there a way to create subfolders?

And is it possible to search for a form?

We have close to 300 forms in prod and dev and scrolling to find one (lots of them start with ACT or Application) is going to be frustrating.

  1. Lin VanOevelen

    Thanks guys.

    But I still don't get how I can edit widgets saved to the organisation library. So e.g. I create an Address block widget, publish it to the Custom widgets in the Organisation library and then want to change a label.

    I cannot change it in a form in my project and then overwrite it? I also cannot edit the widget from within the Organisation library. Nor expert an individual component to my project library.

  2. Ben Warner

    Hey Lin, let me try to explain again. Components get saved to the Components folder of the project where you create them (in the Maestro dashboard open up your project in the left hand hierarchy and you'll see the Components folder). This is where the master copy of the component lives. When you publish a component to a library, you are just making a point-in-time copy of it available for use in forms. If you want to change a component you've created, you need to edit the master copy - the one that lives in the Components folder, not the copy you've published to a library.So locate your component in the Components folder, edit the component in the same way you would a form and re-publish it to a project library or organization library (using the publish button in the Component editor). I hope this helps clarify it for you.

  3. Lin VanOevelen

    When you say "locate your component in the Components folder" do you mean the project's components folder? Because I cannot edit the components in the Organisation library.

  4. Ben Warner

    Correct - (in the Maestro dashboard open up your project in the left hand hierarchy and you'll see the Components folder). In your case Lin > Components

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    Hey Lin,

    If you want to use a custom component that you've created, you need to publish it to a Library and activate that library for your project (on the Libraries tab of the project) so that it appears in the Palette. Libraries can be maintained at the project level (only visible to that project) or organization level (visible to all projects).

    You can develop custom components in any project from the Components folder - these are development assets, not available for use in forms until they are published to a library. When you publish, you can choose a new Palette Folder if you like so that they don't all appear in the Custom Components folder in the editor palette.

    You can publish them to a project library while you are still working on them and then move them to an organization library when you want to make them available more broadly. You do this by selecting your library, choosing the item you want to move and click the 'Publish Resource to Another Library' button.

    This way you can move your components around between libraries as you wish.

    1. Ben Warner

      This may also be helpful Lin: https://support.avoka.com/kb/display/MD5/Shared+Components Have you resolved your query?

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    Hi Lin,

    In Maestro, organisations are the top level and within organisations are projects and within projects are forms. Unlike Composer, libraries can be defined at the organisation level and the project level. You can structure your library contents by having components/images/styles/etc in an organisation level library and other resources in the project level library, eg agency logos in project libraries and standard components in an organisation level library.

    Searching for forms in the dashboard is done in the search field at the top of the Navigator pane as forms are shown in the tree.

    1. Lin VanOevelen

       

      I thought that should be possible but I can't seem to figure out how to publish components, templates and styles to the organisation library. I looked through the documentation, but still don't get it.

      Also, when I go the custom components folder in the Organisation's Libraries folder, I cannot export a component, style or template and I also cannot edit them from there.

      I think I just need some more detailed documentation on how to set this up so we can start using a template and custom widgets and styles across various projects.

      Thanks,

      Lin

    2. Lin VanOevelen

      I figured out that I can export a library from a project to the organisation Libraries folder after I create or edit a component. But then it sits there as a separate library when I really want it to all sit in Custom components?

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