Authoring - The contributors

A workflow usually involves multiple contributors. A HelpServer workflow object distinguishes the following kinds of workflow contributors.

The supervisor who can


define and change the workflow object;


initially start and restart the workflow and can stop and resume it at any point in the flow;


run through (perform) all the tasks.


The performers who can


perform (complete, reject, skip) only the tasks in the flow that are assigned to them;


receive a notification message the moment they need to start their task(s);


The creator of the content to whom the supervisor can delegate tasks.


 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
 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
 Creating the building blocks
 Enabling the workflow
 Using the workflow
 Indicating the task transition behavior
 Applying structural workflow changes
 The workflow contributors
 The contributors
 The supervisor
 The performers
 The creator of the content
 The workflow notification
 Using task lists
 Using event exits
 Appendix A: The URL parameters
 Appendix B: The object indicators
 Appendix C: Play Javascript