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Previewing content

Previewing in the preview pane
Previewing with Looking Glass

Brightspot's Looking Glass feature generates a URL that you can paste into a mobile device's browser so you can preview the item before actually publishing it. The URL displays a preview of the item in the content edit page.

Procedure. To preview content with Looking Glass:
  1. (On devices other than an iPhone) Install a QR code reader app on the tablet or phone, and start the QR code reader.

  2. In Brightspot, in the header, click your username. A menu appears.

  3. Click History. A history of your previous activity appears along with a QR code.

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  4. Using the mobile device, scan the QR code. The QR code contains a URL that mirrors your Brightspot session.

  5. Depending on the QR code reader you are using, open the URL or paste the URL into a web browser.

The device's browser displays a preview of the current item in the content edit page. The styling for the page is media responsive, so it may appear different from the preview that is inside Brightspot's preview pane.

Preview in Brightspot's preview pane
Figure 31. Preview in Brightspot's preview pane


Preview in Looking Glass on a smartphone
Figure 32. Preview in Looking Glass on a smartphone