Introduction to embedded topics - On Premises 6.4

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Embedded topics are one means of reusing content.

Unlike pasted content, which has no connection to its source and must be updated independently wherever it has been pasted, embedded content is updated from a single source.

You can embed one topic within another topic or within multiple other topics, and when you change the embedded topic, the change propagates to every topic in which it is embedded.

Edit Source Topic Changes Flow to Container Topics

Terminology

We refer to the topic that you are inserting as the embedded topic. We refer to the topic into which you are inserting the embedded topic as the container topic.

Appearance

Embedded topics are shaded gray when viewed in the Author Editor:

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Opening embedded topics for editing

  • Open and edit the embedded topic from the library, as you would for any other topic.

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  • Within a container topic, double-click the shaded content to open the embedded topic in a new editing window.

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  • Within a container topic, right-click the shaded content and then select Open to open the embedded topic in a new editing window.