Authoring

The following chapters are tutorials to learn and study the various functions in HelpServer's authoring tool, the 'Workbench'. The most effective way to use these tutorials is to start up a Workbench and to follow the steps in the chapters.

Most of the chapters are self contained so you can start with whatever interests you. However, the topics do progressively increase their demands on your knowledge so beginners may find it easier to start at the first chapter and work their way through.

While the authoring chapters are tutorials, the alphabetically organized how to list helps you find the instructions on how to do various tasks in the Workbench.

 

About HelpServer

 
 

Starting up and logging on

 
 

The basic working principles

 
 

Using the content in help and documentation systems

 
 

Formatting the content

 
 

Searching and replacing text

 
 

Reusing content with shares

 
 

Navigating with hyperlinks

 
 

Navigating with pointerpaths

 
 

Using bookmarks and jumps

 
 

Duplicating content with clones

 
 

Using tables

 
 

Including media files

 
 

Navigating to web pages

 
 

Using embedded chunks

 
 

Including html code

 
 

Navigating with menus

 
 

Using snippets

 
 

Spelling checking

 
 

Using the view mode

 
 

Creating an index

 
 

Creating a FAQ

 
 

Creating a glossary

 
 

Team authoring

 
 

Working with projects

 
 

Setting up structured authoring

 
 

Generating file based output

 
 

Creating printed output

 
 

Importing files and folders

 
 

Loading files in the project gallery

 
 

Converting legacy content

 
 

Transferring objects between installations

 
 

Including legacy content in real time

 
 

Smartcontent

 
 

Notification

 
 

Feedback

 
 

Translating

 
 

Customizing the look and feel

 
 

User accounts

 
 

Security

 
 

Working with templates

 
 

Working with metadata

 
 

Versioning

 
 

Auditing

 
 

Workflow management

 
 

Annotations