You can change the standard topic icons displayed in the Table of Contents (TOC). You can also apply a "status color" to topics in the TOC to identify topics that need more work. Every topic file and every TOC entry has a "timestamp" which records when they were last edited.
You can insert the date on which the topic was last edited in the topic with a variable. See Global predefined variables for details.
1.Select one or more topics in the TOC. Use Ctrl+Click and Shift+Click to select multiple topics.
2.Select Change > Change Icon / Topic Status... in Project > Manage Topics or right-click in the TOC and select Change Icon / Topic Status...
Icon: Choose the new icon from the list displayed to select it. Select Automatic to reset the default icon.
Status color: Select the status color from the list. The status color is only displayed in the editor, it is not exported when you publish.
ePUB and Kindle Mobi eBooks:
WebHelp and Windows EWriter eBooks:
Every topic file and every TOC entry stores the date and time it was last edited. These timestamps are normally only changed when the topic or TOC entry is actually edited, they are not changed when the project is saved.
Topic file timestamp:
Click on the topic entry in the TOC or Project Files list. The topic file timestamp is displayed in the status bar below the editor.
TOC entry timestamp:
Hover the mouse pointer over the topic entry in the TOC or Project Files list for a second or so. The timestamp is displayed in a popup tooltip along with other information. (Mouseover hints must be activated in View > Program Options > General.)
Changing timestamp output for WebHelp:
If you wish, you can change the timestamps for your HTML topic files in WebHelp output to the time the files were published instead of the last time they were edited. This setting is in Configuration > Publishing Options > WebHelp > HTML Export Options.