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Web publishing for everyone

Macromedia Contribute 3 redefines web publishing, making it an activity
open to everybody, every day. Contribute 3 lets everyone in an organization
publish to websites and bring them alive with up-to-date information.

Contribute 3 is familiar to users of Microsoft Office applications and
requires no technical expertise. Powered by the same market-leading
technology as Macromedia Dreamweaver, there is no easier way to
keep web content current and relevant.

Easy to use.

Publish to the web in three simple steps: Browse to the page that needs
updating, edit it, and click Publish—it's done. The intuitive,
visual environment offers point-and-click simplicity—no more
complicated forms to make simple updates. Grow your small business using
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to enhance the value of your website.

Extend documents to the web.

Quickly link any document to a website or copy and paste from Microsoft
Office while keeping text formatting and HTML code standards intact.
Macromedia FlashPaper 2 for Mac OS and Windows converts any file into
a fast-loading, accessible Flash document with full text search
and selection. Plus, the Windows version of FlashPaper can create
Adobe PDF files.

Design and develop without limits.

Because Contribute 3 is compatible with HTML standards and offers advanced
support for CSS, web professionals can use their current skills to build
Contribute-compatible websites. With new Shared Assets, common page elements
can be centrally deployed to Contribute users. Contribute 3 also expands
publishing capabilities beyond text updates with new inline image editing
and video insertion features.

Collaborate and Control

Contribute 3 makes distributed web publishing a reality, allowing content
publishers and web developers to work together efficiently. Tight Dreamweaver
integration and enhanced administrative controls provide an integrated system
suited to organizations large and small.

Worry-free website updates.

Now website administrators can control who can edit and who can publish.
The flexible approval system allows edited web pages to be reviewed
before publishing and includes a Draft Console that summarizes the
status of work in progress. Groups can work together safely using built-in
versioning, one-click rollback, and page locking to prevent accidental

Easy, powerful administration.

administrators can exercise direct, comprehensive control using
publishing roles for named users and groups. New editing permissions
can specify the location of dependent files, as well as the size and
quality of images. Enhanced controls for CSS and support for
Dreamweaver templates protect the integrity of page layout and design.

Frictionless Dreamweaver integration.

Contribute 3 ensures design standards are met, functionality is maintained,
and code is protected—allowing non-technical contributors to update
technically advanced sites safely. Contribute 3 also offers web professionals
new direct source editing in external editors. Used together with Contribute
3, Dreamweaver MX 2004 provides integrated administrative controls
for most Contribute-enabled websites.

Integrate and Deploy

Contribute 3 revolutionizes web publishing without requiring new infrastructure
or website redesigns. It works with existing HTML websites, standard
development tools, and enterprise systems—providing a safe, cost-effective
answer for organizations of all sizes.

Unlock web publishing everywhere.

Contribute 3 can be easily deployed across an entire organization. MSI
installer technology allows direct deployment to desktops throughout
the enterprise. Encrypted connection keys automatically connect
users by e-mail, and Contribute Publishing Services provides central
management of site connections and integration with Active Directory
and LDAP user directories.


Contribute 3 enables web publishing in almost any computing environment
and can be used to edit any HTML website. Content is cross-browser
compatible and can easily be made Section 508–compliant for accessibility.
New direct editing supports file-based content and learning management
systems. High-speed, secure site connections are possible with new WebDAV
support in addition to SFTP, FTP, and LAN.

Customization and extensibility.

Contribute 3 provides robust client-side and server-side extensibility.
The JavaScript and XML client extensibility layer can be extensively
configured and deployed to meet custom needs. The new web services–based
notification system enables server-side extension development and powers
the logging, e-mail, and notification features of Contribute Publishing