Creating and Editing Books

Goal

Create or edit a Book (a set of Book pages).

Prerequisite knowledge

Steps

  1. To create a Book, you create and arrange individual Book pages in a hierarchy. Go to Content > Add content > Book page.
  2. Fill in the form fields. See the table for fields and values below.
  3. Field nameExplanationExample value

    Language

    Select the language of your content (English, German, Japanese, Spanish, Portuguese-Brazil, French, Dutch). The content item will be displayed on the corresponding language version of the website. For more on language versions see Managing Translations

    English

    Title

    The title of the page. In this case it's the first page created for the Book, so it's the title of the Book.

    iText User Guide

    Domain access options

    "Send to all affiliates" must always be selected. "Publish to" one must be selected - target audience for the site: customers (iText) OR developers (iText Developers).

    iText

    Body

    The copy of your content. You can select plain text, filtered HTML, full HTML or the default Markdown as text format.

    [copy of your content]

    Images

    Browse and upload an image that you can then insert into the Body.

    [an image]

    Menu settings

    Check Provide a menu link to make the content you're creating available from the menu. Add a Title (menu label) and select the Parent item (the menu item you put your menu item under). Adjust the weight to order menu items on the same level.

    • Provide menu item: enabled
    • Title: About us
    • Parent item: Main menu
    • Weight: 0

    Authoring information

    Change the author (Authored by) and publishing date (Authored on), if you are not editing your own content or would like to save it with a different date than the date of publication.

    -

    URL path settings

    The URL of the page. Generate automatic URL alias is enabled by default, usually there is no need to change it.

    -

    Meta tags

    You can edit Page title, Description, Abstract, Keywords for SEO. Usually there is no need to change the default settings.

    -

    Book outline

    This is where you can build the hierarchy of your Book pages. To create a new Book, select create a new book from the drop down.

    • Book: create a new book
    • Title page: [cover image]
    • Book link title: -, enable synch
    • Weight: 0

    Publishing options

    Add Moderation notes for reviewers and set the Moderation state of your content (Draft, Needs review or Published). To learn more about moderation states see Content Moderation and Approval.

    Needs review

  4. Click Save to create your Book.

To add additional pages to the Book, all you have to do is create them as described above, and then insert them into the hierarchy in the Book outline section.

You can add Tutorial or FAQ items to the Book as well.

  • By default if you add a new child page to a book by using the "Add child page" link on book pages, the new item will automatically be a "Book page".

  • If you would like to add a Tutorial or a FAQ item to a book, then you can do this on the edit page of the Tutorial or FAQ item you'd like to add, under the "Book outline" settings. Similarly these settings can be used anytime if you would like to move or remove a node in a book hierarchy.

Example on a Tutorial item's edit form:

To see the list of Books already available on the iText website go to Content > Books.