Authoring - Using hidden index objects

It could happen that one or more keywords do not nicely fit in the paragraph text. But you required these keywords to make the topic searchable from the index folder. In that case you can use a hidden index object.

Inserting a hidden index object

If you select the 'Hidden' option on the 'Mark index object' window the index object is marked (or inserted at the cursor position) and it will be included in the index.

Hidden index object shown in reversed color mode

However, the word is not visible when the topic is browsed or printed. The authors in the Workbench can see and edit the word. Also, to distinguish the hidden index objects from the regular ones in the Workbench it is shown in reversed color mode.


 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
 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
 Appendix B: The object indicators
 Appendix C: Play Javascript