Authoring - Enabling the index in the class

If you consistently want to provide an index for all new folders of a specific class a better approach would be to indicate the index applicability in the folder class before you and your fellow authors start adding the new folders. The next steps demonstrate how to enable the index applicability for all new books that are added to a project folder.

Opening the object classes from the menu bar

Select the 'Window > Object classes' item on the Workbench main menu bar to open the 'Object classes' window.

The 'Object classes' window

Click on 'Organize folder classes'.

Selecting the 'Project' class

Select the 'Project' class and click on 'Show details'.

Setting the 'Index applicable' option in the class

Select the 'Book' folder class in the 'Added classes' on the left window. Next, select the 'Index - Applicable' option and eventually the 'Include topic descriptions in the index on the right window. Click 'Submit changes' on the left window and close the windows.

If you now add a new 'Book' object under a 'Project' folder then the book's 'Index applicable' (and eventually the 'Include topic descriptions in the index') option is automatically switched on.

By default new objects inherit the index applicability from their parent folder. So, by switching on the index applicability in the 'Book' class, also the chapters and subchapters will have the index option switched on.


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 Using the content in help and documentation systems
 Formatting the content
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 Reusing content with shares
 Navigating with hyperlinks
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 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
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