Authoring - In an embedded block

The invocation option 'In an embedded block' is useful to directly include the file as a paragraph in the topic.

Invocation option 'In an embedded block'

An application file link

With this option, there is no 'click' involved. When the topic is shown, the related plug-in or add-in automatically displays the file Also, the embedded file completely replaces the paragraph that contains the hotspot . As you can see in the next image the paragraph 'Here you can read about...' is gone.

An application file in an embedded block replacing its paragraph

A better approach would be to put this kind of file link in a separate paragraph

An application file 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
 Navigating with pointerpaths
 Using bookmarks and jumps
 Duplicating content with clones
 Using tables
 Including media files
 Inserting files from the file system
 Inserting files from an external location
 Using the files from the project gallery
 Video and audio
 Application and text files
 Including an application or a text file
 In a new topic pane
 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 dimension
 The position
 The background and border
 The margins and paddings
 Reloading files
 Restoring 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