Inserting Information Type Blocks


Inserting an Information Type Block from the Assisted Mode of FS Pro is very similar to inserting a new Block, except the Block is already assigned an Information Type attribute, thus saving you from having to assign the appropriate attribute manually.

Types of Information Type Blocks

FS Pro contains six Information Type Blocks:

  • Principle 
  • Process 
  • Procedure 
  • Concept 
  • Structure, and 
  • Fact.

When to use

Blocks that are assigned the Information Type attribute can be used to more easily locate information within a content management system.

Example: You want to update your company's procedures, so you search for all the Blocks containing the "Procedure" attribute.

Cursor placement

Use the table below to decide where to place your cursor based on where you want to insert the new Information Type Block.

If you want to insert the new Information Type Block ...Then place your cursor ...
between two Blocks  between the Blocks or inside the Block above the location where you want to insert the new Block. 
as the last Block on a page  inside or below the last Block on the page.


  • From the applicable Information Type drop-down menu of the Information Mapping ribbon in the Assisted Mode of FS Pro, select Block, or
  • Click the Information Type button itself. 

Example: If you want to insert a Principle Information Type Block,

  • select Block from the Principle drop-down menu, or
  • click the Principle button.

Viewing the attribute in the Outline pane

Once a document is tagged with (an) Information Type(s) at the Block level, the corresponding symbol appears next to the Block label in the Outline pane.

Example: The example below shows the Outline pane for a Microsoft Word document where the first Block has been assigned the Concept Information Type.

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