Authoring - Rearranging objects in a folder

An object always remains at the position it was added in the folder. But you can change this position at all time and the easiest way is to select the folder in the tree, and then select the object in the table. Next, you can use the up and down buttons in the toolbar on top of the table. 

Rearranging objects in the table

You can also perform this function in the tree by popping up the menu on an object and selecting the 'Move up' or the 'Move down' menu items. But you cannot change the sequence of the root items.

Rearranging objects in the tree

The table on the right also allows you to sort a folder in multiple ways just by clicking on one of the column headings. If the folder is not yet changed then a message will popup asking you to keep the sort order or not.

Sorting a folder

Keep in mind that when the folder was already changed, the new sort order will be kept anyway. So, use this function with care, specially in books and chapters where the sequence of the objects matters.


 About HelpServer
 Starting up and logging on
 The basic working principles
 Introducing the Workbench
 Adding a new project
 Creating the content structure with folders
 Adding the content in topics
 Previewing the result
 Changing the object description
 Adding new objects at a specific position in the folder
 Rearranging objects in a folder
 References to content objects
 Using the work modes
 The properties of a content object
 The properties of a reference to a content object
 Copying, cutting, and pasting
 The object status
 Searching for changed content
 Recovering unsaved changes
 Enabling and disabling a reference in a folder
 Auto selecting a topic in a folder
 Controlling the levels in the folder structure
 Grouping topics in a folder
 Your profile and Workbench preferences
 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
 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