Authoring - Understanding specific page styles

A scheme can hold only one page style per class (per kind of folder and per kind of topic). This is fine as long as all your documents appear in a specific house style or only in a few of them.

But what if many of your documents require a specific look and feel? Suppose, for example, we would like to give each of our ‘Bird’ folders a background other than the ‘Plant’ folders background, how would we do this?

In such a case, we have to work with specific page styles instead of generic page styles, but the principle is the same. However, a specific page style is not part of a scheme and is always attached (manually or automatically) to one or more specific folders or topics.

A scheme can be considered a bunch of ‘fall back’ page styles. If a folder or a topic has no specific page style attached then it is automatically displayed according to its generic counterpart in a scheme.


 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
 Understanding specific page styles
 Creating specific page styles
 Assigning a specific page style manually
 Assigning a specific page style automatically
 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