Kinds of topics

A topic can be of different kind. When first created in HelpNDoc, the topic is a normal topic with content. The different topic kinds are:

  • Normal topic - This is the default topic kind where text, tables, library items... can be added in the topic's content
  • Empty topic - This is a topic without any content of any kind attached to it
  • Show external URL - The topic will show the specified URL when shown in supported documentation formats
  • Include external file - The specified file will be included as the topic's content when the documentation is generated


Changing a topic's kind

Changing the kind of a specific topic can be done by either:

  • Right-click the topic in the table of contents and choose a new topic kind
  • Change the current topic's kind by clicking the "Change" link at the topic of the topic editor