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AEM Overview

The AEM user interface combines the advantages of a web interface with the fluidity and responsiveness usually associated with desktop applications. AEM employs the following features: 

Web Content Manager Console: The Web Content Manager (WCM) presents a consistent "explorer-like" interface (similar to Open Text’s App Console, but better). For example, the WCM console (referred to in this documentation as the Site Administration Interface) features a two-pane interface with a dynamic expandable/collapsible tree on the left and a grid with draggable rows and columns on the right.

Sidekick: A floating window that appears on the inside of a page in the on-page editing interface from which you may add new components or execute page actions.

Content Finder: On the left side of each page in the on-page editing interface, this pane provides quick access to digital assets such as images and documents as well as other pages of your site. Assets can be dragged on to your page after a component is created.

On-Page Editing: Components can be edited directly on the webpage.

Drag and drop: Columns and other components, including digital assets can be positioned on the page simply by dragging and dropping them in the desired location. 

Contextual menu: Right clicking on most onscreen elements brings up a context menu with appropriate action options; similar to a desktop OS interface.