Snippets are similar to variables – small chunks of content that may be used in multiple places in a project and that may change – but unlike a variable which is text-only, a snippet can contain anything that you would insert in a topic – text, tables, graphics, formatting, QR codes, and more. Learn how to create, insert, and maintain these snippets.
- [Voiceover] In this video, you'll learn about…snippet concepts, and how to create and apply a snippet…in a project.…So you may often find yourself…documenting material that changes,…but that contains more than just text,…such as a screen image with some text,…maybe a screenshot of a dialog box,…so you can't use a variable.…For example, here on the screen, I have topic one…and here's topic two, and each one of them…contains this dialog box right here…and some accompanying text below it.…
So normally, you would take and insert the screenshot twice,…type the text twice, which is obviously very inefficient.…What you'd be better off doing is creating a reusable…content chunk that you could insert once in each topic…and that if changed, would automatically update itself…in each insertion.…In effect, this is like a variable, except that while…a variable is limited to text only, a snippet can contain…anything you would put in a topic.…
Text, images, tables, movies, etc.…So what we could do is create a snippet…and let's say I'm going to create a snippet called…
- Creating content using topics
- Adding and managing topics
- Importing files
- Inserting graphics
- Creating a table of contents, glossary, and cross-references
- Adding hyperlinks
- Formatting documents with stylesheets
- Creating master pages
- Single sourcing content
- Using variables and snippets
- Generating output
Skill Level Beginner
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1. Basic Concepts
2. Creating Content Using Topics
4. Add Formatting
5. Single Sourcing
6. Understanding Outputs vs. Targets
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