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What is the difference between a Topic, How-to and Reference? (MT4)

The MindTouch Content Framework is powered by templates, including those for Topic, How-to and Reference, that help you to apply consistent formatting. 

Read more: MindTouch content structure framework

 

Primary Usage

Content Type

Description

Landing Page

Category

A Category is used as a high level organization of content. Examples of high level Categories would be Language, Product Suites and Product Versions.

Topic Guide

The Topic Guide page is a subsection under Category to organize content into a user manual structure. 

Article

Topic

Topic is a conceptual article.

How-To

How-To is a procedural article. It has step-by-step instructions that lead to an end goal. 

Reference

Reference is an article that describes features of a product, such as settings and controls in the product. 

 
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