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How do I merge content or parts of topics or articles?
How do I merge content or parts of topics or articles?

Merging content within or between topics or articles is possible with a few easy to follow steps.

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Written by David King
Updated over a week ago

In another support article, we discuss how to copy content within or between topics or articles. In this article, we review an alternative - merging or combining content within or between topics or articles.

How do I merge two parts (steps, facts, ideas, rules) in a topic?

To merge two parts of a topic together, we will follow a few steps.

Let's assume we want to merge Part A and Part B in this example:

  • Finish Part A.

  • Go to the top of Part B and note the title of the first section. Let's say it's 'Welcome'.

  • Return to Part A and scroll to the end.

  • Add a new Section element to the end of Part A and title it 'Welcome'.

  • Return to Part B and hover over the first element in Section 1. Select the 'Copy to' icon on that element and copy that element to Part A in that topic. That will create a copy of that element at the end of Part A.

  • Continue 'Copy to' with all the elements in Section 1 of Part B, in the order in which they appear, to Part A. This will copy them in order to the end of Part A.

  • When you reach Section 2 in Part B, stop and go to Part A. Scroll to the end and add a new Section and give it the same title as Section 2 in Part B. Section elements cannot be copied between parts, so we need to create them manually.

  • Return to Part B, Section Two and continue 'Copy To' for all the elements in Section Two.

  • Repeat this process with each section and its elements in Part B.

  • Eventually, you will have recreated Part B at the end of Part A. Refresh your screen to ensure everything is up to date and, when ready, you can delete Part B as it is now merged with Part A.

How do I merge topics/articles together?

To merge several topics/articles together, we will again follow a few steps.

Let's assume we want to merge Topic Y and Topic Z.

  • Select the topic which is the largest/longest. Let's say its Topic Y in our example.

  • Optionally, but recommended, make a copy of that topic. Then, if you change your mind later, you still have the original topic.

  • Ensure you are a creator of both Topic Y and Topic Z.

  • Edit Topic Z and go to the first point (part, step, idea, fact, rule).

  • Use the Copy To function to copy the entire first point from Topic Z to Topic Y.

  • Repeat with each point in Topic Z.

  • Eventually, you will have copied all the points from Topic Z to Topic Y. Edit Topic Y and organise your points into the correct order.

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