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Creating new topics in the TOC

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You create a new topics in two places: In your project's Table of Contents (TOC) or the Project Files section. Creating a new topic in the TOC creates a TOC entry and a topic file and links the TOC entry to the topic file. Creating a new topic in Project Files creates a topic file without a TOC entry.

The instructions below explain how to create topics with TOC entries. See Creating new topics in Topic Files for instructions on creating topics without TOC entries.


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If you save in compressed single-file mode (.hmxz) all your  topic files are stored inside your compressed project file and can only be viewed in the Project Explorer. The Basic version of Help+Manual can only save in compressed mode.

See also:

Insert New Topic (Reference)

Topic IDs and context numbers

Content templates for topics