Authoring - Requesting a shared object's where-used list

The 'Shared' button will blink a couple of times when selecting a shared object in the tree. This is to catch your attention because you should always keep in mind that when you change a shared object it has an impact at multiple places in the content. Perhaps it might be a good idea to first check out the different parts of the content that you are about to change. In other words you will need a list of the places where the object is used. If you click on the 'Shared' button the ‘Where used’ pane at the bottom of the Workbench will come to the front, a request is sent to the server and after a while the where-used list appears.

A directly shared object’s where-used list

Here in this example the chapter is used in two different folders: the 'Birds' book and the  'Fishes' book. If you double click on one of the items in the 'Where used' list or popup the menu and select ‘Go to’ the Workbench will try to jump to the location in the object tree.


 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