Authoring - Inserting snippets

If you are well aware about the content of a specific snippet you can immediately insert it by selecting it from the project gallery. This is demonstrated in the next example.

Inserting a snippet

Step 1

Put the cursor at the position where you want to insert the snippet, popup the menu and select 'Insert>Snippet'.

Step 2

Select the snippet on the window that opens and click on 'OK'. The window will close and the snippet object will be inserted.

A snippet inserted

Should you open the snippet by double clicking on the inserted object you will notice that the editor will not show the entire snippet content. Instead, only the text in the first paragraph is shown.

Snippet opened

However, when the topic is browsed or printed, the entire snippet content is retrieved.

Topic with snippet browsed


 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
 Suggesting snippets while you type
 Launching the snippet checking on a folder
 Inserting 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
 Including legacy content in real time
 Transferring objects between installations
 Customizing the look and feel
 User accounts
 Working with templates
 Working with metadata
 Workflow management
 Using event exits
 Appendix A: The URL parameters
 Appendix B: The object indicators
 Appendix C: Play Javascript