Authoring - Assigning a print lay-out to content automatically

If you have setup a new project that is based on new classes then you can indicate in the class which print lay-out to use.  In setting up structured authoring you have learned how to setup a class structure for the ‘Encyclopedia’ project. Next steps demonstrate how to automatically use a new print lay-out (also called 'Encyclopedia') in this project.

Opening the Object classes window

Popup the menu of the ‘Content’ folder in the tree and select ‘Object classes’.

The Object classes window

Click ‘Organize folder classes’.

The Folder classes window

Make sure the item ‘Content’ is selected and click on ‘Show details’.

Setting the print lay-out in the class properties

On the left window select the ‘Encyclopedia’ item in the ‘Available classes’ list. On the ‘Properties’ window on the right scroll down a bit until you see the ‘Print lay-out’ section. Select the ‘Use this print-layout’ option and select the required print lay-out in the dropdown list. Click ‘Submit changes’ on the left window to activate the settings.

If you now would add a new encyclopedia under the 'Content' folder the chosen print-layout object will automatically be set in the new object.

New object with the new print lay-out

And all new objects added to the project folder will automatically inherit this print lay-out.


 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
 About the print lay-out
 Creating a new print lay-out
 Customizing a print lay-out
 Assigning a print lay-out to content manually
 Assigning a print lay-out to content automatically
 Hiding topic headings
 Creating unsecured PDF files
 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