Publishing a Tutorial With Clarify

Introduction

I've received a few tweets and questions about Clarify since I published my AirPlay mirroring Tutorial a few weeks ago and since Clarify was featured in a recent MacHeist bundle. (Full disclosure, they're also a new sponsor on the Mac Power Users podcast.) As you can see from my AirPlay post, it was really simple to integrate my tutorial into my SquareSpace site and have the tutorial appear as though it was integrated into my post. Clarify offers several publishing options, including publishing to their site, publishing a PDF or embedding the HTML in your site. Here's how it's done.

Create a Clarify-it.com Account

You can use the Clarify-it online service for free to share your documents. There's a step-by-step tutorial (made with Clarify no less) on the Clarify Help Site. But you can set this up in Clarify's Preferences.

Create a Clarify-it.com Account

Create a Clarify-it.com Account

Create a Clarify-it.com Account

Publish Your Tutorial to Clarify-it

Using the Share button on the toolbar, publish your completed tutorial to the Clarify-it service.

Publish Your Tutorial to Clarify-it

Option 1: Copy HTML from Pop-up Window After Upload

After a successful upload, a pop-up window will appear giving you the option to either copy the URL to the Clarify-it page, Copy the HTML, or visit the Clarify-it page. The fastest and easiest way to capture your HTML and paste on your own site is to click the Copy HTML button in this window when it appears.

Option 1: Copy HTML from Pop-up Window After Upload

Option 2: Visit the Clarify-it Page and Copy the HTML

If you missed the pop-up window, or decide at a later date you want to copy the HTML to your tutorial, you can always grab it off the tutorial's page on your Clarify-it account. Note that you will have to be logged into the Clarify-it website for the Copy HTML option to be available.

Option 2: Visit the Clarify-it Page and Copy the HTML

Option 3: Create a PDF of your Tutorial

If you prefer not to publish your tutorial to the web, you can always choose to create a PDF instead and either embed or link the PDF as a download.

Option 3: Create a PDF of your Tutorial

Paste the HTML into your Website

This step is going to vary depending on the platform and software you use to host your website. I use SquareSpace, so I add an "Code" block to my post and paste the HTML in the block.

Paste the HTML into your Website

Publish your post

Once you've tweaked your post, click publish and share your tutorial with the world.