Authoring - Importing files individually

You can also add individual files. Assume we have a file about the ‘Tropical orchid’ in another location then the folder we have imported previously and we want to add it to the ‘Flowering plants’ chapter of our ‘Plants’ category. This is how you do it.

Importing files individually

Step 1

Select the folder in which you want to add files, popup its menu and select ‘Import>Files & folders’.


Adding the file

Step 2

Click on ‘Add files’.

Select the file on the ‘File chooser’ and click ‘OK’.

Selecting the file

On Windows platforms you can also drag the files from your Windows Explorer and drop them on a Workbench folder.

Starting the import

Step 3

Back on the ‘Import’ window, click ‘Start’.

The ‘Project gallery selection’ window will open (this window will not open if you perform an import in a folder that is not part of a project).

On the ‘Project gallery selection’ window you can see and change the different gallery folders.

The project gallery folders

Click ‘Add now’ to continue (the purpose of the ‘Add later’ and the ‘Browse’ buttons on this window was explained in one of the previous sections ‘Importing an entire tree with files’).

The file will be added as a topic to the selected folder in the Workbench tree and the ‘Load files’ window will open to load the file’s content.

Should you have selected the ‘Let me select the classes’ and/or ‘Let me select the language’ options then the ‘Class selection’ window will popup as described in the previous section.

Next image shows the imported result.

One single file imported


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