Authoring - Overview

Almost all text processors support keywords, which are used to derive the index of a book or a document.  The index generally has to be generated when the document is finished and regenerated each time it is changed. Supporting an index in HelpServer is a piece of cake: all you have to do is to add keywords in the topics. The index is automatically generated the moment it is requested in the web browser or during a print operation. In this way the index is always up to date.

In stead of 'keywords' we use the term 'index object'. Also, HelpServer does not visualize the index in the Workbench. And index is only applicable when browsing content in the web browser and when printing or exporting content.


 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
 Using index objects in topics
 Enabling the index in a folder
 Enabling the index in the class
 Creating a multilevel index
 Maintaining the index
 Using hidden index objects
 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