FASB Codification Guide-2

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Unformatted text preview: lowing page). When the page finishes loading (which may take several seconds because the assembled content can be quite lengthy), scroll down to review to the assembled content. Lesson 15: Assembling Content for Greater Efficiency For 149 If You Have Assembled Identically Titled Subsections on a Single Page Here are some things you should know about pages on which Subsections have been assembled via the ―Combine Subsections‖ feature: Sections are presented in numerical order. A heading at the beginning of each Section identifies the Section by number and title. Using the ―Table of Contents‖ outline at the top of the page to navigate to a lower level of content within a Subtopic will cause the page to scroll down to the start of the lower-level content rather than taking you to a different page. The same printing and annotation features used for Sections are available for the assembled Subsections. USING THE “JOIN SECTIONS” FEATURE Recall from earlier lessons that the titles and numbers of Codification Sections are standardized across all Subtopics. If you were researching an accounting question pertaining to the recognition of different kinds of debt, you could use the System to systematically browse the individual pages of the Recognition Sections contained within the many Subtopics of Topic 470, Debt, in order to review the guidance in those Sections. But it would be more convenient if you could view all Recognition Sections from all Subtopics of Topic 470 assembled on a single page. The ―JOIN SECTIONS‖ feature of the System (not to be confused with ―JOIN ALL SECTIONS‖ as covered in earlier lessons) will save you time if you know you are going to want to review a particular Section in multiple Subtopics of the same Topic. Using the ―JOIN SECTIONS‖ feature, you can assemble some or all corresponding Sections across Subtopics of a Topic on one page for ease of reading. The ―JOIN SECTIONS‖ feature is accessible from every page in the System via the ―JOIN SECTIONS‖ link near the top of each page. Clicking the link...
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