Frames in a topic are easily navigated using the navigation icons on the toolbar in the Topic Editor. You can move forward or back one frame or jump to the Introduction or End frame of the topic. If a topic contains branches with different End frames, a menu with the available End frames appears to allow you to choose the End frame you want.
The Frame Structure is a graphical representation of each step in a topic. When displayed, it appears in its own pane in the Topic Editor. The Frame Structure pane contains a circle for every frame of the topic as follows:
Move to any frame in the topic by clicking the appropriate circle. You can also navigate using the ALT+left arrow and ALT+right arrow keys (following the default path). When you select a frame, the frame's circle changes to green and the screenshot for that frame displays in the Topic Editor.
Note: When you first open a topic, the Introduction frame displays a green circle only because it is the selected frame.
The circles are connected by lines, which indicate the flow of the topic. If an Alternative Path is available, it appears below the primary path. In addition, if an Alternative Action or Alternative Path is available for a frame, the number of available actions is displayed above the frame's circle and to the left. When you move the mouse pointer over the circles, a thumbnail image of the frame, and the unique ID of the frame appear, allowing you to identify frames easily.
Note: You can view the total number of frames for each topic from the Library or Outline Editor by adding the Frames column to any view.
The Go To menu displays commands for navigating frames. You can also use the Specific Frame command to navigate directly to a frame by Frame ID. The Frame ID can also be used as reference point for subject matter experts who review content via the Player. You can configure published Player output (and preview in the Developer) to display the Frame ID in topic playback. See Display Frame ID in Topic Playback in the Customize the Player section of the Publish Content chapter.
To navigate frames using the navigation icons:
To navigate frames using the frame structure:
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