Authoring - Overview

HelpServer fully separates the presentation from the content by means of page styles. This kind of separation enables you to factor out repetition and shared aspects and deal with them only once. In this way, managing the presentation of a document becomes much easier, and the same document can be presented in several ways.

HelpServer 's page styles are very flexible, require no scripting or programming skills, and meet the requirements of most help and documentation projects. You can easily determine the way in which navigation bars, action bars, and the body of all the web pages are laid out and presented to the user in the browser window. You can define colors, fonts, icons, and buttons and even add sound effects and animation.


Enter HelpServer, a multi-platform solution to manage enterprise content and online user assistance on the web.

With the HelpServer Workbench, teams of authors can create structured content as reusable and shareable objects. This enables them to keep up with the explosion of information and make projects easy to maintain. These projects can support content management, document and file management as well as context-sensitive help for web and desktop applications.

Authors are able to collaborate on projects even when they are geographically dispersed. They can activate new content and changes to existing content by means of a click.

People all over the world can then access that content in real time over the Internet. The HelpServer server engine dynamically delivers the most relevant information based on the user's specific needs.


 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
 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
 Page styles
 Generic page styles in schemes
 Specific page styles
 Editor style sets
 Customizing the logon page.
 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