Authoring - Creating the project

Once the classes are defined, people can start adding content. However, it is advisable that you (the person who is in charge of the class structure) first verify  your work by adding some test folders and topics based on the newly defined structure. If the structure is OK you can remove the test case.

The next steps demonstrate how easy it is to build a project in a structured manner based on a new classes.

Adding a new Encyclopedia project folder

Popup the menu of the ‘Content’ object and select ‘New > Encyclopedia’.

Creating the new Encyclopedia Encarta project

Enter a unique name for your project and a description, for example, ‘Encarta’ and click ‘OK’.  You cannot change the name but you can change (and translate) the description. The new Encyclopedia project will be added under ‘Content’.

Adding a new folder in the project

Popup the menu of the ‘Encyclopedia: Encarta’ folder and select ‘New > Birds’.

Adding the 'Birds' folder

You can enter a description but it will not be shown. Instead, only the class description is visible. Also, you cannot add more then one ‘Birds’ folder. This behavior is exactly what you have indicated in the ‘Birds’ class.

Adding a new sub folder in the project

Popup the menu of ‘Birds’ and select ‘New > Bird’.

Adding a 'Bird' subfolder

Enter ‘The eagle’ as description, click ‘OK’ and a new subfolder is added under the ‘Birds’ category. This time the class description is not shown as indicated in the ‘Bird’ class. The 'Birds' folder looks nicer in this way.

Adding a new topic in the project

To add the actual content about the bird we want to describe, popup the menu of the folder ‘The eagle’ and select ‘New > Bird topic’.

Adding a 'Bird topic'

Enter ‘About the eagle’ as description and click ‘OK’ to add the topic under the 'Bird' folder. Next, you can select it in the tree and enter the content in the right pane. To finish this exercise you could add some more 'Bird' folders such as 'The falcon' with the topic 'About the falcon', and 'The condor' with the topic 'About the condor' and perhaps add some images in the topics as demonstrated in the next image.

The finished birds category


 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
 Setting up folder classes and topic classes
 Creating the project
 Changing the class behavior
 Extending the class structure
 Using chunks
 Searching for object classes
 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