Authoring - Overview

A HelpServer project is a folder that is automatically equipped with a project gallery the moment you add it in the Workbench tree. On its turn, the project gallery is a folder that holds ‘stuff’ that is inserted in the project content. The most obvious ‘stuff’ to be found in the project gallery is the inserted files. But also aliases assigned to objects in the project and snippets are registered and maintained in the gallery.

The next image shows the ‘Animal information’ project folder and its gallery.

A project and the project gallery

The idea behind a project gallery is to provide a shared resource to all authors who are involved with the project. Shared resources should be handled and maintained with care. Therefore we advise you to assign someone (the project leader or the administrator) to maintain and organize the gallery. If required, access permissions can be applied to protect specific parts of the project gallery. Further more the file objects can be secured so that the other authors access the gallery in a controlled way. Security options can also force authors to only use files from the gallery.

The gallery can be pre-loaded with all kinds of files. This is explained in loading files in the project gallery


 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
 Maintaining files
 Maintaining aliases
 Renaming projects
 Reorganizing projects
 Determining the activation type
 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