How to use the documentation system

Select the right documentation for your product version

Documentation systems are provided for each product version and in the languages supported by the individual products.

You can view all the documentation systems that are available by clicking the link at the bottom of the table of contents menu panel that takes you to the BPDocs home page.

Change the product version

Our documentation systems are updated for each new release and a new version is created for every major and minor release, for example Blue Prism versions 6.9, 6.10, and 7.0 all have dedicated documentation systems.

To select the documentation for a different version, click the Select version drop-down and select the required version.

If the page you are viewing is not available in a selected version, this message displays when you attempt to change the version:

This often means that the page was only introduced in the version you are currently looking at – perhaps it is a new feature or you were viewing the release notes for the latest release. If you still want to select a different version, view a different page, such as the home page, and then change the version.

Change the language

To display the documentation in a different language, click the language button and select the required language.

This button is only available on documentation systems that have multiple languages available. If you cannot see this button, the documentation is only available in English.

Search the documentation system

To find information in the documentation system, enter text in the search field in the page header and press Enter or click the search button.

You can search from any topic in the documentation system.

Search for keywords, such as runtime resource rather than questions or sentences. The search returns all topics that include the keywords and each keyword is highlighted when a topic is accessed from the search results. If a matching result is found in drop-down text, the drop-down is automatically expanded when the page is accessed.

To make a topic easier to read, click the remove highlight button on the topic toolbar.

The easiest way to find what you're looking for is to search for information as described above. However, there are a number of other navigation methods to help you to access the content you require and navigate through the system.

Table of contents

Select the required topic from the table of contents menu on the left side of the page.

The topic displays. The example below shows that:

  1. The topic is highlighted in the table of contents. This topic is contained under a parent topic, which is expanded providing access to other related topics in this section.
  2. A mini table of contents displays to the right side of the topic. This displays the top-level sections in the topic. Click on a section title to jump to that area of the topic.

If you have reduced your browser window width, the table of contents is accessed from a menu icon in the top corner of the screen.

The mini table of contents is not available in this view. A toolbar with navigation controls appropriate to mobile devices and other smaller screens displays at the bottom of the page in this view.

Previous/next topic

Move back and forward through topics in the order they are listed in the table of contents.

View the PDF guide

To give you the flexibility to choose how you access our information, we make much of our content available in both HTML and PDF formats.

If the topic is included in a PDF guide, you will see the PDF button on the toolbar. Click this to open the PDF in a new tab. Once opened, you can download and save the PDF locally so you can access the content when you need it.

Watch videos

If there is a video associated with the content on the page that is not shown directly in the page, the video icon displays. Click this to open and watch the video in a new tab.

Email us

We are always interested to receive your feedback or comments regarding our documentation and how we can improve it for you. If you can't find the information you need, or if you notice something that is incorrect or that could be explained better, click the email button and drop us a message.

Please note, if you are requiring product support, please contact the Support Team direct. For details about how to raise Support tickets, see our knowledge base.

Troubleshooting the documentation system

A documentation site is not available and a Not Found message displays

This can happen when we are publishing a documentation site. Depending on the size of the documentation site, publishing can take up to 10 minutes during which time all pages for that documentation system will not be available and such a message will display in your browser.

If you cannot access one of our documentation sites, please go to our home page and select another version of the documentation for the product. Although there will be differences between versions, much of the information you seek will be available.

If the issue persists, please contact us at [email protected].

Page is not available

The following message displays when changing the version or language of the documentation system you are viewing and the current page does not exist in the version you have selected:

This often means that the page was only introduced in the version you are currently looking at – perhaps it is a new feature or you were viewing the release notes for the latest release. If you still want to access a different version, view a different page, such as the home page, and then change the version or language.

There are display issues with the documentation site I am trying to view

After we publish a new version of a documentation system, particularly if there have been changes to the design, you may notice some anomalies with the display, such as the table of contents area being blank or some of the images not displaying. This can happen when the files are being overwritten on our server. These issues are normally fixed by refreshing your browser or clearing your cache by pressing CTRL + F5.

The search hangs and no results are returned

Occasionally when searching one of the documentation systems, something goes wrong and the progress icon displays continuously and the search does not complete. Again, this usually happens following a re‑publish and is normally fixed by refreshing your browser or clearing your cache by pressing CTRL + F5.

I keep getting asked to confirm I'm human

To ensure we keep our systems safe and to prevent them being spammed, we check for unusual activity on our documentation systems. This means that you may occasionally be asked to enter some characters to prove you are not a bot.

I want to know when a documentation system has been updated and what has changed

At the bottom of each of our documentation site pages is a Last updated link. This shows you the date the current version of the documentation was published and if you click the link, it will take you to a summary of the changes in that version.