Sunday, October 07, 2012 8:46 AM
I have created a site of some 70 pages for an Association using EW4. There is duplication of certain information across a number of pages. When this information changes I want to be able to pick up all instances of it across the site for amendment. At present I have to rely on my memory (not good) or users prompting me (also not good). Is there a way of creating an index of content so that I may see immediately that a piece of in formation occurs on pages x, y and z?
The only way I can think is to copy all relevant text from EW into, say, Word, page by page, and use Word to create an index. There must surely be an easier way?
Sunday, October 07, 2012 9:10 AMUse Design Time Includes for the duplicated content.Make one page for each piece of common content and include these in the appropriate positions on the viewable pages. Updating one included page will automatically update all the pages that includeit.This may be cumbersome to set up - though probably easier than using Word and updating all pages individually. Note that all affected pages will have to be published after each update.Search for included content in the EW Help.
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Sunday, October 07, 2012 4:35 PMIn addition to the suggestion to use includes to make your job easier, you don't need an index. Just use EW's "Search" to find where the content you want to change is in your existing pages.