|Shortcuts - multiple allocation of information
Pieces of information ("facts"), either texts, images, forums or link
descriptions, can be connected and integrated into various context as
often as desired. Thus, information is always available where needed.
During the creation of a shortcut, it is possible to determine whether
a specific version or the latest version should be displayed in the
respective context. This way, the function
"static or dynamic linking" has
also an impact on shortcuts.
A protocol of a project meeting is created together with several
project partners. During the meeting a core topic was discussed and
major decisions were made. The protocol should be filed in several
locations: in folders of the partners A, B and C, in the topic folder
of the development department and in the management folder. In the
folders of the individual partners a specific version of the protocol
should be stored. Thus, a static shortcut will be created. In the topic
folder of the development department, the protocol will be used as a
basis for discussions and co-operative development of solutions. Thus,
a dynamic shortcut which always points to the latest version will be
more practical. Partner C operates his own platform. In this case,
either a static or dynamic link will be created or the function
"includefact" will be used in order to integrate the protocol into the
context of the platform.
Many companies offer online user manuals in order to document product
improvements without any loss of time. An online manual is an
intensively linked document or "hypertext". Due to shortcuts one text
module is promptly updated at various locations in a specific context.
The online manual of the factline Community Server (FCS) is a typical
optional static or dynamic linking
platform spanning work