How to Add Parts and Tools
The foundation for any good manual is clear and effective step-by-step documentation. This page helps you better understand the tools available to create, maintain, and manage your guides, to highest benefit of your users.
Understanding Guide Pages
The key to creating the best guides possible is to understand all of the elements of the guide page itself. Review the following page to delve into the details:
Creating a New Guide
Guide authoring is split into three separate sections to clearly define the content elements that make up the guide: Introduction, Details, and Guide Steps. Click on the aforementioned links to learn more about each section, watch our video and follow the guide below if you’d like to be walked through the process of creating a new guide.
How to create a Repair Guide on iFixit
Once you begin to create many guides on your site, you may need to make adjustments as your site content grows.
If you learn something new about your documented repair process, you can always go back and improve your old guides. Click the Edit button at the top right of your guide to go in and edit.
If a guide is no longer in use or no longer needs to exist, site administrators and the original author can delete the guide.
Changing Guide Language ID
If you create a guide in the wrong language or duplicate a guide that you want to translate into a new language, use the following guide to learn how to change the Language ID assigned to that guide.
You're a busy person. You know what's great for that? Shortcuts. Instead of clicking all those buttons, save time by using these keyboard shortcuts while editing a guide step. All shortcuts can use 'ctrl' or 'alt' interchangeably:
- escape: Stop editing the current bullet
- ctrl+n: Stop editing the current bullet and move to the next one
- ctrl+p: Stop editing the current bullet and move to the previous one
- ctrl+shift+n: Stop editing the current bullet and insert and move to new line below
- ctrl+shift+p: Stop editing the current bullet and insert and move to new line above
- tab: Indent current bullet
- shift + tab: Dedent current bullet
- ctrl+d: Delete current bullet
- Hit Enter to move to the next line, or create a new line if you're at the bottom
- If you hit enter while on an unmodified, fresh line, it'll be removed.
- So, if you're on the last line, you can hit enter twice to stop editing.
- shift-enter: Will behave like enter, but in reverse (going up the list of lines).
When viewing a guide:
- J: Jump to the next step
- K: Jump to the previous step