Authoring - In an embedded block

The invocation option 'In an embedded block' is extremely useful to support the reusability of content. If you have several topics with similar paragraphs then put the common paragraphs in a separate topic and replace these by a hyperlink to that topic and use the option 'In an embedded block'.

Invocation option 'in an embedded block'

A hyperlink to a topic

With this option, there is no 'click' involved. When the topic is shown, the hyperlink target is automatically displayed. Also, the embedded content completely replaces the paragraph that contains the hyperlink. As you can see in the next image the paragraph 'You can also read...' is gone.

A hyperlink in an embedded block replacing its paragraph

A better approach would be to put this kind of hyperlink in a separate paragraph.

A hyperlink in an embedded block put in a separate paragraph


 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
 Creating a  hyperlink
 In the folder tree
 In a new topic pane
 In a new browser page
 In a new browser window or browser tab
 In a drop down
 In a popup
 In an embedded block
 In an embedded block
 The automatic invocation
 The format
 The view
 The dimension
 The position
 The background and border
 The margins and paddings
 The target styles
 Inline with the paragraph
 Maintaining hypelinks
 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