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How to create your own EasyHelp/Web document - Help Authoring Site

To create a new document, select the File | New command, from the Word menu. You can then select the EasyHelp/Web template from the list of document templates shown.

From experience gained on our training courses, we have found that new users benefit from following a simple stepwise approach, which avoids confusion and errors.

Take it slowly at first and follow these basic steps:

  1. Name Your Document. Make sure you have given your document a name by saving it with a name before you do anything else.
  2. Enter Your Text. Enter your text and pictures, organising the information into portions of text ('chunks') that are easy to read and look neat. These 'chunks' of text would normally start with a clear and concise heading that stands out from the rest of the text. Remember to insert your pictures as 'Link to File'.
  3. Initial Test. You can Process and Build at this point just to see how your document is going to look like as one long page. If it does not look neat and tidy, go back to your document and change it. It is best to do this before creating Topics and Links if you can.
  4. Create Topics. Create Topics by putting your cursor anywhere in a heading (Topic heading), clicking the Topic button and entering a name for your Topic. You should always create Topics before you create Links - unless you are experienced.
  5. Second Test. You can Process and Build after creating Topics to see how your document is beginning to look like as a structured hypertext document.
  6. Create Links. Create Links to the Topics you have already made by selecting a word or phrase with the mouse, clicking on the Link button and choosing a Topic name from the list.
  7. Final Test. Process and Build to see the results of your hard work. From here you can go back and refine your document as many times as you like.

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