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Content Reuse

Content reuse is the practice of using the same content in multiple places. For example, using the same topic in different user guides, the same warning message in several different topics. By reusing your content, you can save time and create more consistent technical publications.

The idea is that, as much as possible, you write each piece of content once, in one place. For example, you could write a topic and use that same topic in several different publications, such as technical specs, manuals, policies, procedures, etc.

You can also reuse parts of your content, such as paragraphs and images. So if you have a paragraph that you want to use in several topics, you can reuse the same paragraph rather than create copies of it.

Common uses of content reuse include: paragraphs, text fragments, procedures, admonitions, and filtering, among others.