The Table of Contents (TOC) represents the tree-type structure of a help system, making it possible for the user to easily navigate through the documentation. With the HelpSmith's built-in editor, you can create the full-featured Table of Contents for your help system with different types of items such as headers, links to help topics, and external internet links.
Choose View|Table of Contents from the menu to show the TOC editor.
Adding a New Contents Item
1.On the TOC tree, select the item before or after which you want to insert a new item.
2.Choose Contents|New Item from the menu.
3.At the dialog-box, select the type for the new item and specify its properties (can be modified later).
4.Click the OK button then.
Deleting a Contents Item
1.On the TOC tree, select the item to be deleted.
2.Then choose Contents|Delete from the menu.
Modifying Contents Item Properties
1.Select the required contents item on the TOC tree.
2.Choose Contents|Properties from the menu.
3.Modify item properties at the dialog box, then click OK.
Forming the tree-type contents structure
Help documentation traditionally has a tree-type structure to provide better navigation for the end-user. This functionality is achieved by the ability of contents items to include sub-items.
You can easily modify the location of one or a number of items in the TOC tree. To do so:
1.Select the required contents items in the TOC tree (hold the CTRL key to select multiple items).
2.Then use the moving commands on the Contents menu or the appropriate buttons on the tool-bar to change the selected items location.
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