You can associate a master page with individual topics, which is beneficial if you want some topics to use one master page and other topics to use a different master page.
Let's say you have a master page called "Primary," which you want most of your online topics to use. This master page is set up so that in the output most topics will display breadcrumbs and a topic toolbar at the top of each page, a menu on the side, and some copyright text at the bottom.
But you also have a secondary master page called "Special." This master page includes the same things as the Primary master page, but you also have your company logo under the copyright text. You want 8 specific topics to use the Special master page.
To accomplish this, you associate the Primary master page with the target
Do one of the following, depending on whether you want to associate a master page with a single topic or multiple topics:
- Single Topic If you want to associate a master page with a single topic, right-click the topic file in the Content Explorer and choose Properties. The Properties dialog opens.
Multiple Topics If you want to associate a master page with several topics, do the following:
- Select the View ribbon.In the Explorer section select File List. The File List window pane opens.
- (Optional) From the Filter drop-down list in the local toolbar, you can select Topic Files to limit the results in the grid to topics only.
- Select the files to which you want to apply a stylesheet. You can hold the SHIFT key to select a range, or you can hold the CTRL key to select individual items.
- In the local toolbar, click . The Properties dialog opens.
- Click the Topic Properties tab.
- Click the Masterpage field and select a master page.
- Click OK.