You can publish a project in one of the default publishing formats: compressed file, directory, server, and installer. These options are available in every project type. You see these formats in Workflow Designer when you click the publishing symbol in the toolbar. These formats are different means of moving a project to a Workflow Server. Each format compiles the process code differently to give you different implementation options.
Table: Publishing formats
Publishes a project to the local server and also to the remote servers. These servers can exist in one or more environments that are set up in the Symantec Management Platform.
Creates a compressed file that contains all of the files in your project. Use this format when you need to transfer your project files across an Internet connection. For example, you may need to publish your project onto a computer to which you do not have access from your design computer. In such a case you can create a compressed file and send it easily (through email or otherwise) to the destination computer.
Creates a directory on the local computer that contains all of the files in your project. Use this format when you need to publish your project to a nearby computer to which you do not have access from your design computer. For example, you can put the directory onto a removable drive and deliver it to the destination computer.
Creates an installer for your project. The installer contains all of the files in your project. Use this format when you need to give the project files to someone who does not know where to put the files on a computer. The installer helps a user put the project files in the correct location on the destination computer.