This is a great little time saving tip form Heather Solomon. When working with files in the style library for example, it’s a tidious process of publishing them. You got to check in, approve and publish. Well the way to circumvent that proces is to navigate to Site Settings -> Manage Content and Structure. Navigate to the file(s) in question and chose Publish from the Actions meny.
It’s actually a great timesaver. Read the original tip here.