When you are assigned a document--either a publication or a topic--to write or edit in Paligo, you will get an email notification:
Selecting Take me there will open Paligo (you will be prompted to login if you haven't already), and take you directly to a preview window for your assignment:
If this is the first time you have been assigned a document as a contributor you will see a message with links to quick demonstrations of opening the simple editor, finishing your assignment, and a link to the Paligo documentation:
if you close the dialog window without unchecking the Don't show this message again box in the lower left corner, you will not be able to get back to this information.
If your assigned document is a topic, it might just have a header for the section, and a place to insert additional topics at the end. To begin editing it click on Insert text:
If your assingment is a publication, it will display as a series of topics marked by dividers. The topics may be placeholders (as shown above), or they may be already written and just need editing and adding to the :
To insert a new topic, select the and give your topic a name when prompted. The name you give it will be the header text for its section in the publication. Then you'l be taken to the simple text editor for Paligo where you can write your topic:
When you have finished your topic, select Save and then close it it using the X in the upper right corner. Back on the publication you will see your new topic already inserted.
To edit an existing topic, double-click on it and it will open in a simple editor interface:
Make any desired changes, save, and close the topic.
There seems to be an issue in Paligo where if you forget to save but go directly to close and save from there, you will be unable to edit or to create another topic. If you double-click on the topic, nothing will happen. If you select a will get the following error message:
To get around this you will need to go to the top left of the Paligo window and select Dashboard to take you out of that edit session.
When you are finished with the assignment, go to the assignment buttom at the top of the page, find the assignment in your list, and click Done:
A 3-minute video overview of the Paligo simple editor is available here.
See the documentation from Paligo about contributing to and editing publications for more detailed information.