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Publishing instructions by format

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The basic publishing procedure in Help+Manual is the same for all output formats: You select Publish, choose the output format and for some formats you choose a layout template or skin option. The only exception is generating a printed manual directly, which uses a different user interface.

The list below lists some individual considerations for each output format.

See Automating Publishing Jobs and Command Line Publishing for details on publishing multiple projects and/or output formats in a single operation.

Using variables in the output file field

You can use a variable instead of a file name in the output field. This should be a variable defined globally for the entire project, not a single-topic variable. Don't include the file extension in the variable definition, as that is added automatically by Help+Manual if it is not present in the output field. So you should enter something like:

<%OUTPUT_FILE%>.pdf or <%OUTPUT_FILE%>.html.