Images, videos and audio use sources – thus the files with data. Each article is also a component of these sources. However, you may also use the sources from other articles of the same issue. If you want to duplicate articles later, it is important to understand how Triobo works with such sources.

If you use a source in the article, which is placed directly in its own article folder then the icon Fixed bond with source () appears next to it.

If this option is turned on (), then during the article copying (or object) of the same issue the copying of the source itself also occurs and in the target article the object will refer to a source copy that is placed in the target folder of an article as well. Such setting is ideal for common images on the page in a situation where the article is copied in order to create a truly independent duplicate.

If this option is turned off (), then during the article copying (but also when you copy or move an object between article) of the same issue a copy of the object is created, but it will use the original source. If for any reason you delete the original source, you have to replace the source with another one in the target article. This is suitable for repetitive elements on the page when the article source serves as a template and the intention is to create a new article using the same resources.

For objects that use resources from another article, the icon is inactive : when copying article (or object copy/move) such objects always retain their link to the original source.

Totally different situation arises when copying article to another issue. Among the releases is not possible to share sources when you copy an object that uses the source of its article, then a source copy is always created in the target article – regardless of the icon setting .

If you copy an object to another issue that uses the other source than your article, then in the target issue the Triobo attempts to find the article with the same name and connected to it. If an article of the same name is found, then it creates a copy of the source in the target article and uses it. Moreover, it will also copy all sources from that article to the new article, regardless of whether or not they are used (and for this reason they may be utilized by other article).

Note: HTML objects and sequences never copy the resources, nor do they refer to the original sources – you have to ensure yourself to copy the appropriate sources and their connections.

How to use best the possibilities of shared resources for example proceed in following way:

  • Within the issue create an article that appears in every issue – suitable may be for example the “Title”
  • Upload frequently repeated sources (logo magazines and other graphic elements of your layout) to article file Title. In articles use the sources from here.
  • When you want to create a new issue, copy the article Title to it first
  • When you copy any article from the original issue the source link will be changed to an article Title in a new issue

Hint: place shared elements such as logos, etc. to the first article (before mentioned title), not necessarily to the last one. This ensures that even if the reader begins to read a digital publication before the complete download, he will see all images on the front pages.


If you are not sure whether a new source copy will be created, or only the modified issue, then the following scheme will help you:

  • copy within the same issue:
    • object with source in its own article
      • On option Tied to source => creates a copy of the source
      • OFF option Tied to source => refers to original source
    • object with source in another articel => refers to original source
  • copy to another issue:
    • object source in its own article => creates a source copy
    • object with source in another article
      • same article found in target publication => refers to the source of the corresponding article
      • same article is not found in target publication => creates a source copy