This article describes how to use the SCC Pack Manager, used by SCC Support. Contact SCC Support for any enquiries related to SCC Packs.
SCC Pack Manager is a system for managing SCC information packs. It allows a combination of HTM and PDF files to be assembled and published as a single information pack in PDF format. HTM files are converted to PDF and can be set in portrait or landscape mode with a selectable zoom factor. This allows the PDF copy to be fine tuned to fit the page. PDF files are copied as is. The final PDF pack is published directly to the web.
The manager can be accessed from a desktop or mobile device and allows you to:
|-||view the list of files in a pack||-||edit the list of files in a pack.|
|-||add new files to a pack.||-||enable or disable files in a pack.|
|-||publish the pack.||-||view the finished pack.|
In simple terms, the workflow is:
- Select a pack from the Pack Selector screen.
- Check the contents of the pack in the View Pack screen, ensuring all files are up to date.
- If needed, edit the pack in the Edit Pack screen.
- Publish the pack.
- View the final pack to check contents.
The published pack will be immediately visible at:
View the contents of a Pack
Start at the initial Pack Selector screen and click the desired pack. The contents of the selected pack will be listed in the order each component will appear in the final pack. This list will also be used as the Table of Contents page in the pack.
Edit a Pack
Click Edit to edit the pack. The Edit Pack screen is displayed, showing an ordered list of all the component files available in the pack. The Active column allows a component to be included or excluded from the pack. The Name column shows the name of the component as it will appear in the view screen and in the Table of Contents in the pack. The Source column shows the location of the file on the web. All files in the pack must be visible on the web. The Orientation column shows the page orientation that will be used when an HTM source file is converted to PDF. Click this field to swap between portrait and landscape. The Zoom column sets the zoom factor that will be applied when an HTM file is converted to PDF. This value will normally be 1 but can be adjusted up or down to get the best page layout. The value can be typed manually or you can hover over the field and use the mouse wheel to add or subtract 0.05 to the zoom value. The orientation and zoom values have no effect for PDF source files
To exclude a component, untick the checkbox in the Active column. This allows easy configuration of the pack from day to day. To completely delete a component, click the box at the end of the line. To change the order, click on the line to be moved. This will highlight the number at the start of the line. Click the or box at the top right of the column headings to move the selected line. Click Save to save the changes.
Add a new file from the web
To add a new file, click the box on the line immediately above where the new line is to be added. This will create a blank line. Enter the name in the Name field, then copy and paste the web source address of the page to be added into the Source field. Set the orientation and zoom if the source file is HTM. See the section below if the source file is not available on the web.
Add a file that is not accessible on the web
There are instances where the source file to be added is not accessible on the web. This might be because the site requires a username and password. Fireweb is a typical example. It might also be because the file has been created locally or has been sent via email. The solution is to transfer the file to refdocs using MoveIt or copy it using Filezilla or similar file transfer program. The web address will then start with http://files.portal.em.vic.gov.au/refdocs/ followed by the filename.
To save files from a closed system like Fireweb, access the system with your username and password, find the file link (eg Fire Behaviour Estimates), right click and select "Save As". Save the file directly to the MoveIt folder or save locally so it can be transferred via Filezilla. Similarly, to add a file supplied on a flash drive, copy the file from the flash drive directly to the MoveIt folder, or transfer it with Filezilla. When saving the file by either method, make sure the filename matches the filename you set in the Edit Pack screen.
Publish a Pack
Click Publish to publish the pack. A pop-up box will be displayed to indicated the pack is being prepared and depending on the browser, showing a progress report of the process. The pop-up can be dismissed at any time but will be re-displayed with the next progress update. The pop-up will show Completed at the end of the process.
View the published Pack
Click View to view the published pack. This will display in a new tab and allows the contents of the completed pack to be checked to ensure the contents are ok. A typical issue is that a file converted from HTML to PDF has not formatted well. The Pack Editor can be used to adjust the zoom or swap between portrait and landscape to get a better result.
Add a new a Pack
It is currently not possible for a general user to directly add a new pack. See EMV IT support for assistance.