Previewing a page allows you to see the page as it will look when published, without region boundaries, widget menus, and other decorations that are included in the Content Viewer. Previews show the most recently saved changes to a page. If you are editing a page and have not yet saved your changes, they will not be included in the preview.
If you make changes to the page, you do not have to close and re-open the preview window/tab. Instead, just click the browser refresh button to reload the page with the new changes. Any links in the preview page open similar previews of the target page of the link.
Starting in Version 3.3, preview includes a Mobile Preview bar that allows you to preview the page at different screen resolutions. Users can switch between different device sizes (desktop, tablet, small tablet, phone) and different orientations (landscape vs portrait). While this is not an exhaustive list of devices, the intent is to be able to preview a responsive design as opposed to device specific designs.
You can preview a page from the Finder or from the Editor.
Previewing a Page from the Finder
Any user can preview a page from the Finder.
To preview a page from the Finder, select the page, then click on the Page Link value in the page properties.
Previewing a page from the Editor
To preview a page from the Editor, you must have edit rights to the page. If you do not have edit rights to the page, use the Finder to preview the page.
To preview a page from the Editor:
- In the Finder, double-click on the page to open it.
Percussion displays the page in the content viewer.
- Click on the Content tab. This is the default tab when you first open a page for edit.
- In the content viewer toolbar, hover your cursor over View and click the Preview link.