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Create Topics and Publications

The content in Paligo consists of topics and publications. The term publication refers to any collection of topics, like a chapter, and not just the entire publication forming a manual or an online help etc.

This video also shows the process:

  1. Start by creating the publication component itself. It will hold the topics created later. Click the options menu next to any folder where you want to create the publication. Select Create content.

  2. In the dialog, give the publication a name, and select the type Publication.

    Create a publication


    You rarely need to open a publication in the editor. Usually you should just open it in the Structure View. You often don't need to write anything in this document. It is just a structure where you build references to a collection of topics.

    There are cases when you do want to open it in the Editor, however. For example to add a subtitle. When you need to do that, specifically choose to open it in the Editor through the context menu that appears on hover.

  3.  Click Ok.

  4. Use the context menu to the right in the file browser to create a new folder, e.g named "Topics". Either as a nested folder under any existing, or directly under the Documents. library.


    You can use any folder to keep your topics, but it is recommended to use a separate folder.

  5. Select Create content again.

  6. In the dialog, leave the pre-selected Topic type selected.

  7. Give it a name, for example "Introduction", and then check the box Create another. Click Ok.

  8. The dialog stays open so you can give the next one another name, for example "Safety Information". Create as many as you want for this tutorial. Think of typical titles of sections and subsections you might use in your documentation.

  9. When you are done, close the dialog.

You have now created one publication and a number of topics.

Now see The Basics of Topic Editing and Build a Publication and Reuse Content for actually creating the content.