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There are process that need to be completed before others

I have a situation where there are certain processes that need to be complete before others are used. Is there a way to clarify in a guide what procedures are required first?

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Guidebook supports required procedural processes (dependencies) through the use of our Prerequisites feature.

If you have a starting-point process that is required before performing multiple end-goal processes, Prerequisites is a really handy tool. For example:

To do Process A, you must follow these steps in order: X then Y.

To do Process B, you must follow these steps in order: X then Z.

However, you probably do not want to write the guide for X twice. Here is where Prerequisites come in handy!


Installing iPhone 4 Front Facing Camera is a 21-step guide, but the actual steps related to removing the Front Facing Camera is really only 2 steps of original content (Steps 20-21)!

This guide actually relies on 3 Prerequisite guides:

Each of these are separately authored guides. By utilizing Prerequisites, they can be added to multiple guides to showcase process dependency chains.

How to use Prerequisites

  1. On your new guide, click Optional Details
  2. Here you have the option to fill in the list of any Prerequisite guides
  3. Type them into the fields in sequential order

Here is an image of what this would look like based off the given example:

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