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Can I view a list of bookmarks, or what's the best way to tag content that I have to return to later

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Nov 09, 2023 Nov 09, 2023

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RH 2019.0.14 New UI

I'm going through a lot of topics and want to mark items that I have to come back to afterwords for editing, etc.

I thought I could just put a bookmark and return to it later, like it says on the Adobe online manual, but I can't figure out how. I was hoping I could flag all the areas in the project that need to be revisited, generate a list and then just link out from the list to the many bookmarks I've inserted in the project.

Or ... are bookmarks not the right tool for this?

Thanks and take care.

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Nov 09, 2023 Nov 09, 2023

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I don't know exactly what the author meant by "mark a position that you want to return to later".  It certainly isn't a method I would use to mark places that require additional work.

 

What I have used is condition tags, which you can report on.  For example, I have a condition tag called "NextRelease" which I apply to new topics or text that I'm working on for the next release of the documentation.

 

I also have a AuthorNotes condition tag, which is intended as memory aids for writers only - for example, the reason for some oddity in a particular topic, or a reference to a decision document for future reference. (In this case I exclude this tag from my output using a conditional expression so no-one except authors in Robohelp can see it.)

 

These will all show up in the Condition Tag report and the topics are clickable links in New UI. Make sure to select "Topic" in the Type filter, otherwise you will also see all the conditional expressions that the tag is used in.

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Another option, if you really only care about which topics you still need to edit, is the topic Status field. There's a default list of statuses in Project Settings, but you can add and delete them if they don't suit. Then the Project Status report lets you report on topics by Status.

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Like @Amebr , I have used authornotes for many years. You will see the style in the About RoboHelp sample project in two forms, a paragraph style and a character style so that you can comment mid sentence. One thing that is important, before you release a new version, use Find and Replace set to search Source to search for authornotes. It's too easy to miss one and that's why I do that along with using the Status settings.

 

There's also a new feature. Previously Description could be used but if another setting was overlooked, they could be visible to users. Notes remain in Topic Properties and can be used to add some comment about why the topic is incomplete. Then you can go to the Topics report and get a list of topics and see all the things that are holding you up.

 

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