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.