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ScreenSteps

The ScreenSteps filter was developed to integrate with hosted Web sites provided to ScreenSteps clients. The filter will display spaces, manuals, buckets and lessons from the site inline wherever the filtered string is found. This is useful for rapidly developing step-by-step how-to instructions to include within a user's course.

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The ScreenSteps filter replaces strings starting with SS_ and ending with _SS in any HTML area with the information from the ScreenSteps Web site (if found).

The ScreenSteps filter has six types of filter strings:

  • Manual spaces: Displays a list of all manuals that exist in the space and links to the ScreenSteps-hosted page for each manual.
  • Bucket spaces: Displays a list of all buckets that exist in the space and links to the ScreenSteps-hosted page for each bucket.
  • Manuals: Displays all chapters and all of their lessons with links to the ScreenSteps-hosted page for each lesson in the manual.
  • Buckets: Displays links to the ScreenSteps-hosted page for all of the lessons within the bucket manual.
  • Manual lesson steps: Displays the actual ScreenSteps lesson, which displays the actual how-to instructions.
  • Bucket lesson steps: Displays the actual ScreenSteps lesson, which displays the actual how-to instructions.

The ScreenSteps filter does not work with buckets, manuals or lessons that have underscores (_) in their name. The underscore is used by the filter to separate different variables that it needs in order to determine what to return and display.