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Approved General Content Updates

by Martin Lewis

Introduction

This guide demonstrates the best practices for the Bulk Step Creator. Use the Bulk Step Creator to convert text from a webpage or a document. The Bulk Step Creator automatically converts the text to guide steps.

Reminder

Any changes made to a guide, with the exception of tags and the default language, create a new draft of the guide.

  1. Click on the Edit button in the upper-right of the page, below the site header. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on the Bulk-create steps button. The Bulk-create steps button  is also accessible from the Details tab on the Edit page.
    • Click on the Edit button in the upper-right of the page, below the site header.

    • Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on the Bulk-create steps button.

    • The Bulk-create steps button is also accessible from the Details tab on the Edit page.

  2. To create your steps, enter or paste lines of text into the field.
    • To create your steps, enter or paste lines of text into the field.

    • To add a new step, put a space after the last line of a step and type the text of the new step on the next line.

    • There cannot be an empty line between bullets within the same step.

  3. To add a title to your step, type in "Title:" followed by the step title.
    • To add a title to your step, type in "Title:" followed by the step title.

    • Always leave a space after the colon in the "Title: " syntax. Without the space, the title populates as bullet text.

    • If your step does not have a title, you do not need the "title: " syntax.

    • Lines of text after a blank space automatically populate as bullet text.

    • Click on the Create steps button.

    • The Bulk Step Creator automatically converts the text into steps!

  4. A step has a maximum of eight bullets. Too many lines without a break in between them triggers the "Maximum number of lines exceeded" error message. A bullet in a step has a character limit of 350.
    • A step has a maximum of eight bullets.

    • Too many lines without a break in between them triggers the "Maximum number of lines exceeded" error message.

    • A bullet in a step has a character limit of 350.

    • Exceeding the character limit triggers the "Step line length exceeded" error message.

    • You cannot create bullets without text.

    • Entering a line of only blank spaces triggers the "Minimum step line length not met" error message.

  5. The Bulk Step Creator always places steps after the last step in a guide.
    • The Bulk Step Creator always places steps after the last step in a guide.

    • You cannot indent or apply special bullets with the Bulk Step Creator.

    • To apply indents and special bullets, click on the Guide Steps tab in Edit mode.

    • You cannot add bulk-created steps into the middle of a guide.

    • Remember to edit your text for artifacts that cause the text to populate incorrectly.

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