Automatic update of content without DITA

Participant ,
Oct 04, 2021 Oct 04, 2021

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Hello Guys,

 

Beginner here.

Is it possible to have content automatically updated in different documents without using DITA? Crossreference, maybe??

 

 

Thank you 😃

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Enthusiast ,
Oct 05, 2021 Oct 05, 2021

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Yes. If for instance you have a document with a mixture of text which is always the same and some texts which will be updated, you can have the last ones - as separate fm files. Then you import these files into the main document as referenced files. They will appear in your main document as large selectable textblocks and when you click them, you can open the source files. As they are manageable as links you can change the source documents and have them update in all the documents where they are used. With a little planning this is a good way to put together large books.

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Engaged ,
Oct 05, 2021 Oct 05, 2021

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That's exactly what we do with our training manuals - there is a lot of common/shared content and using the Import as Reference option works great.

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Participant ,
Oct 07, 2021 Oct 07, 2021

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Thank you for your response. I loved it and will definitely implement it. 🙂

 

Have a good day 

Daniela

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