Authoring - About reusing and sharing content

HelpServer helps you improve data accuracy by consolidating all content into a single, reliable source, and also manages the web of relationships that exists between disparate content objects.

By means of a copy/paste or a drag/drop operation, you can reuse a content object in several assets without losing visibility of the impact of changing it. This prevents redundancy and updates to reused content cascade everywhere, ensuring content accuracy for all your deliverables. Thus, you and your co-authors can easily reuse content throughout your entire organization in future documents.

Reusing and sharing of content objects is a major asset to reduce redundant information and thus to enhance the manageability. However, the more an object is shared, the harder it could be to preserve its generic characteristics. So,  always consider the trade-off here.


 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
 About reusing and sharing content
 Creating a shared object
 The shared indicator
 Requesting a shared object's where-used list
 Direct & indirect shares
 Searching for shared objects
 Removing shared objects
 Exploring the where-used list
 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
 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