You can exchange content between libraries and database servers and create backup copies of your content using export and import. When selecting content to export, you can choose a single document or folder, a selection of related documents, a collection of folders, or even an entire Library. The export process creates a single archive file that contains all of the documents included in the selection. Import adds all of the contents of an archive file to your Library, including their folder structure. If any errors occur during either process, they are written to an activity log, which is available for viewing upon completion of the process.
The export/import functionality allows you to:
Note: Use of export/import as a means of backing up your content is especially recommended for single user installations, as this type of installation does not include version control.
The export command is available only from the Library and Outline Editor, whereas import is a global menu command. Both commands are invoked from the Tools menu.
All document content in the Library, such as modules/sections, topics, web pages, glossaries, roles, questions/assessments, publishing styles, and so on, can be exported and hence imported as well. Included with each exported document are its embedded document properties, such as document name and language, as well as information about its links to other documents and its location within the folder structure of the Library. This information is included in the export archive even if the folders and/or the targets of the links themselves are not. Likewise, the folder structure is recorded in the export archive even if no folders are selected for export. The links and folder structure are rebuilt upon import as needed.
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