Using the Outline Editor, you can link a new topic under any module or section document. Linking a new topic creates a new document that is stored in the Library (in the same folder as its parent document) as well as a link between the topic and its parent document.
Note: You can also link an existing topic.
Each topic that you link is automatically placed beneath the parent document that you have selected. If the parent document has existing linked documents, the new topic appears at the end of the list. For example, if you link a new topic under a section that has three existing topics, the new topic appears after the third topic.
When you link a new topic from the Outline Editor, some of the default properties that appear are initially inherited from the parent module or section to which the topic is linked and other properties are initially set to the values that you have configured in the Options dialog box. For example, the general properties (Template, Language, Resolution, and Glossary) are inherited from the parent document, whereas topic-specific properties (Play Modes and Know It options) are the same as the defaults set in Options dialog box.
Empty vs. Recorded Topic
A new topic is empty until you open it and start recording. An empty topic is distinguished from a recorded topic by its icon. When you open an empty topic, the Recorder starts. You can continue to record an application or you can click Finish to cancel the recording and return to the Outline Editor. Once you start recording and click Finish, the topic opens in the Topic Editor ready for editing.
Publishing Note: Empty topics are not included in any published output.
To link a new topic:
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