4W WebMerge Settings

Index Pages Tab

The Index Pages tab lets you assign a folder for the pages to be generated into, assign a template for your index pages, and define how you want the generated index pages to be named.

Assigning a Destination Folder

If you want to generate index pages, check the box labeled "Create Index Pages in" to activate the features in the Index Pages tab. If you have not already assigned a folder in which to generate the pages, setting that checkbox will trigger to "Folder..." button next to it, which presents a dialog to let you select the target folder.

Assigning Templates for your Index Pages

WebMerge provides three ways to assign templates for your index page, which can be selected by clicking the appropriate radio control:

Naming Generated Index Pages

WebMerge provides many options for naming index pages and determining when it should make new ones. When making a single index page you can specify the name and the file extension. When making multiple pages, you can use the name of a specified field for the name, or serialize the base name, and more.

You set the base name for your generated index pages in the field labeled "Base name", and the file extension is set in the field labeled "Extension". By default WebMerge uses "index" as the base name and ".html" as the extension, but you can change these as needed for your setup.

As you change options in these controls, WebMerge updates an example name in the upper right of this group showing you what the name of the first generated file will look like.

Here's how these options work:

WebMerge also provides flexible options for setting the name of the index pages it will create:

For determining your index page names you can use both the Serialzed names and Field contents options together, which is recommended if you also have your page breaks set to use the Max number of records option. But when making multiple index pages you must have at least one of these two options checked. if you forget WebMerge will remind you and set one of them for you.

For details on creating your index templates, see the section Preparing Your Templates.