This is a continuation from my blog post last week about about IBM Knowledge Center, About IBM Knowledge Center: Part 1 Last week I shared information about IBM Knowledge Center's social features and search.
Since then, I am pleased to share that the Digital Experience V8.5 product documentation has been indexed and is ready for you to search.
We've also published another content set for the Content Template Catalog V4.2 and Rich Media Edition V1.0 since last Friday. We've been busy!
This week I want to tell you about My Collections and how to navigate the site.
Use My Collections to create a custom collection of content from many different content sets and to create PDFs. When you create a collection, you can add a single topic or multiple topics.
Suggestion: Add the smallest chunk of content possible. If you add a topic and its subtopics to your collection, you cannot remove selected subtopics later. For example, if you add the Installing section, you cannot later remove topic from that section.
You can edit the collection title and description at any time. You can remove topics or rearrange the order of topics. But you cannot arrange topics within the section that you added. For example, in the screen capture, you cannot remove subtopics in the Installing the DB2 pureScale Feature section.
You can also create a PDF file of your collection. If you create a PDF for a collection, the PDF is also saved with the collection. Then, you can download the PDF from different devices.
If you want a PDF of the Digital Experience documentation, you can add the entire set to a collection. Then you can create a PDF.
Since you have to log in to create a collection, your collections are saved and can be accessed from other browsers.
Navigational elements in IBM Knowledge Center includes, breadcrumbs, table of contents, and linking.
The Table of Contents provide a large part of the navigation. Currently products are grouped under brands. The Digital Experience documentation is under WebSphere. Version 8.5.0 includes the following sets of content.
Product documentation that was previously published in the wiki. Some times this is called info center or information center content.
Online help that is included with the product.
Fast track content for add ons that are published on the IBM Collaboration Solutions Catalog. Currently
Message Catalog that includes messages from many components.
I hope this information helps you get the most out of IBM Knowledge Center. If you have questions, leave a comment here.