Book templates

Create books

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On Premises

Let's use the metaphor of a model airplane that is held together with glue. Without the glue you only have a pile of sticks - no airplane. In much the same way, your book holds together the objects in your document. Without a book, all you have are objects - no document. Your book holds the content together and creates the book structure.

Using a book template makes creating your content easy, as many of the book properties can be set in the template. Define which external publishing templates to use and include regularly used objects like a Title Page object, as well as topic objects that are common to many of your books such as a Copyright Notice or Introduction section. This way you can avoid having to add these objects to each individual book.

Use the standard templates that come with the default library, or create your own templates. Either way, it helps if you understand what the standard templates do. This topic describes the default behavior of the standard temlates.

If your library has been customized, the behavior may be different than described.

Normal

Use this template for standard content.

  • In your Printed output, the Word publishing template that will be used by the book is defined.
  • In your WinHelp output, the compression is set to maximum.
  • In your Web outputs, the frameset template and additional files that will be used by the book are defined.

User Guide

Use this template for User Guides. It behaves the same as the Normal template - in fact it is based on the Normal template so inherits all properties set there - as well as defining several additional properties.

  • In your Printed output, the term User's Guide is added to the Super Title field. In the published Word document, this value is stored in the Subject field of the document's Properties window, and is used in the title page.
  • In your Web outputs, the term User's Guide is added to the Super Title field. This information is placed into the published HTML pages as metadata.
  • The book contents includes the Standard Title Page, Standard Table of Contents and Standard Index objects, and the common topics Copyright Notice, Introduction, and Typographical Conventions.

DHTML

Use this template to create a DHTML search for your HTML output. The DHTML search uses JavaScript to create a results page based on the search criteria. This is an excellent solution for small HTML documents or when you do not have a server side search available.

  • In your Printed output, the term User's Guide is added to the Super Title field. In the published Word document, this value is stored in the Subject field of the document's Properties window, and is used in the title page.
  • In your Web outputs, the term User's Guide is added to the Super Title field. This information is placed into the published HTML pages as metadata.
  • The book contents includes the Standard Title Page, DHTML Table of Contents and Standard Index objects, and the common topics Copyright Notice, Introduction, and Typographical Conventions.