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The Author tab is where you'll do most of your work when creating new documents and projects. The ribbon contains the commands authors need to complete daily tasks.

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Book

Create Book

Creates a new book based on the last selected template. Select the arrow to choose a template from the list of book templates.

Topic

Create Topic

Creates a new topic based on the last selected template. Select the arrow to choose a template from the list of topic templates.

File Object

Create File Object

Creates a new file object based on the last selected template. Select the arrow to choose a template from the list of file object templates.

Hyperlink

Create Hyperlink

Creates a new hyperlink based on the last selected template. Select the arrow to choose a template from the list of hyperlink templates.

Index Entry

Create Index Entry

Creates a new index entry object based on the last selected template. Select the arrow to choose a template from the list of index entry templates.

Show Object List

Object List

Shows each object's details in the object list of the Library Explorer, but no preview.

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Object Preview

Shows a preview of an object (topics or file objects) in the Library Explorer's object List. If the object type doesn't allow a preview, its details are shown.

The preview pane can be displayed below, or to the right of the object list.

Show History

Object History

Shows the edit history for each object in the object List of the Library Explorer.

Object Properties

Object Properties

Displays the properties for the selected object in the preview pane.

Show Relationships

Show Relationships

Opens the Show Relationships window for the selected object.

Object Locate

Object Locate

To use object locate you must select an object from the search results object list in the Library Explorer. Object Locate highlights the library folder (in the folders list) that contains the selected object, and displays the folder's contents in the object pane.

Print View

Print Image

When Author > Show > Object Preview is selected, Print Image shows the file or picture that will be used in your printed Word output.

Help

Help Image

When Author > Show > Object Preview is selected, Help Image shows the file or picture that will be used in your Windows Help output.

Web

Web Image

When Author > Show > Object Preview is selected, Web Image shows the file or picture that will be used in your HTML, XHTML, HTML Help, Java Help and Oracle Help outputs.

Variable

List Variable Usage

Lists the variables that have been used in the selected object.

Variable

List Variable Assignment

Lists the variables that have had new values assigned in the selected object. Variables using the default value are not displayed in the object's list.

Set Variable Assignments

Set Variable Assignments

Sets a new variable value for the selected object.

Assign Object Template

Assign Templates

Used to assign a template to the selected object. Templates listed are based on the type of object selected. Apply templates to individual objects, or multi-select a group of objects and assign the template.

Release State

Assign Release State

Used to assign a release state to the selected object. Apply release states to individual objects, or multi-select a group of objects and assign the release state.

Find

Find

Finds text in the selected topic or book.

Find and Replace

Find and Replace

Finds and optionally replaces text in the selected topic or book.

Create New Variant

Create New Variant

Create a new variant for the selected object. Opens the Create Variant window so you can assign the criteria to the new object. The variant is stored in the same folder as the primary object.

Convert to Variant

Convert to Variant

Convert the selected object to a variant of another object, or add criteria to the selected object. Opens the Convert to Variant window.

Edit Variant

Edit Variant

Opens the Edit Variant window so you can modify the selected variant object's criteria.

Remove Variant

Remove Variant

Breaks the variant relationship between the selected variant and its primary object.

Filter

Filter

Used to filter the folder objects. Show all objects, select locales, select pre-saved favorite filters, or open the custom window to make a new selection.