You can enhance your content by creating web pages and linking to them from any module, section, or topic document as a concept or from any frame in a topic as explanatory information. In a web page, you can create flexible arrangements of text, sound, images, and hyperlinks, just as you would with a standard web authoring tool. One exception is that the Web Page Editor provides only a controlled subset of HTML functionality, to ensure that your web pages can be both displayed online and transferred properly to print documentation. In addition, the web pages that you create in the Developer are saved in the Library, so they are incorporated directly in your published output, thus minimizing the possibility of broken links, access problems, or other browser issues.
Note: The Web Page Editor does not provide access to the page HTML for direct editing. Rather, you make all changes to the content and formatting of your web pages using the tools available in the Web Page Editor interface.
When you link to a web page as the concept of a module, section, or topic, users can access the web page from the Concept pane in the Player window. When you link to a web page from a frame in a topic, an icon representing the link appears in the bubble in Try It! mode or in the bubble or window in Do It! mode for that frame. If the web page is linked to the Introduction frame of a topic, its icon appears in the Introduction pane of the Player window. In each case, a user can click the icon to view the contents of the web page.
In addition, you can link to web pages from bubble text in a topic frame or from text or graphics in another web page. Users can view the linked web pages by clicking the hyperlinked text or graphic appearing when they view your content in the Player window.
You can also add sound to a web page and link the web page to a Module, Section or Topic and have the sound play back through the Concept pane. See Add Sound on a Web Page for details.
Web pages linked at the concept and frame levels are also included in selected document outputs, namely, the System Process Document, Training Guide, and Instructor Manual. See Web Page Behavior in Publishing for more detail.
To use a web page in the Developer, you must complete two basic steps. First, you create the web page, and then you link it to the appropriate module, section, topic, or frame. Once you have created a web page in a Library, you can use it multiple times by linking to it from each location in your outlines where you want the users to be able to access it.
Note: Web pages linked to frames or bubble text are not available in See It! or Know It? play modes in the Player.
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