17.1 Creating a tutorial

Geneious Tutorials are comprised of HTML documents with linked images and geneious files. Simply create your html documents, and place them together in a folder. The first page of the tutorial should be called “index.html”, and this will be loaded as the main page. Geneious will follow all hyperlinks between the pages, and external hyperlinks (beginning with http://) will be opened in the user’s browser. If you want to include figures and diagrams in the pages, just put the image files in the same folder and reference them with <img> tags like a normal HTML document (supported image formats are GIF, JPG, and PNG).

If you want to include Geneious documents in your tutorial, simply place them in the same folder as the html documents and they will automatically be imported into Geneious with the tutorial. If you want to link to them from the tutorial pages, create a hyperlink pointing to the file in the HTML document. For example, to create a link to the file sequence.fasta in your tutorial folder, use the HTML <a href="sequence.fasta">click here</a>. To open more than one document from a link, separate the filenames with the pipe (|) character, for example <a href="sequence.fasta|sequence2.fasta">click here</a>. Note that geneious files must contain only one document to be imported automatically with the tutorial.

You can add a short one-line summary by writing your summary in a file called “summary.txt” (case sensitive) and putting it in the tutorial folder. Make sure that the entire summary is on the first line of the file, as all other lines will be ignored.

Once you have all your files together, put the contents of the folder in a zip file with the extension .tutorial.zip. Subfolders within the zip file are supported in Geneious R8 and higher.