Authoring - Opening files

Most kinds of files added to the Workbench can be opened by double clicking on the inserted file object in the editor pane as shown in the image below.

Opening a file

HelpServer tries to open the program that is associated with the type of file. In this way you can edit your files with the appropriate file editor (word processor, image editor, etc.).

File opened

If you change the file and close (save) it than the Workbench will prompt you to reload the file.


 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
 Importing an entire folder tree with files
 Importing files individually
 Considerations when importing files and folders
 Reloading and restoring files
 Searching for files to reload in the mass
 Opening files
 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