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HelpTopic question....

Postby David de Argentina » Fri May 19, 2006 3:42 pm

Hi all,

Im trying to get some help from a CHM file.
Im using HelpTopic action command to do it.
The specific help page is within a categorie selector.

I tryed something like this:

Helptopic "categorie_title/specific_title_page"

but didnt work.
How do i do to get this specific help page ?

Thanks in advance,

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Postby Sam Cox » Fri May 19, 2006 3:53 pm

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Postby Neosoft Support » Mon May 22, 2006 10:51 am

Try adding .html on to the end of your topic title. For example:

Helptopic "categorie_title/specific_title_page.html"

If that doesn't work, try just the file name. For example:

Helptopic "specific_title_page.html"
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Postby David de Argentina » Mon May 22, 2006 12:37 pm

I just found a general solution:

it is more complex, but works always...

Steps:

1.- open manually the compiled help file to work. in this sample, i use the NeoBook.CHM help file

2.- Select manually the desired help page. in this sample, I selected the Push Button Tool

3.- move the mouse over the help page by itself (at the right of the screen). Be care do not stay the mouse over images or other objects.

4.- click the right button. a context menu appears. Select Propieties.

5.- a grey Propieties Dialog appairs. Check the contents of Address URL.
There are some like this:

mk:@MSITStore:C:\the_path_to_my_help_file\NeoBook.chm::/PushButtonTool.html

6.- On your NeoBook Action Command HelpFile, copy all data at the right of the first slash " / " that appairs. NOT the first slash. On this example the sintax is:

HelpFile "PushButtonTool.html"

Note: some help files has folders within itself (like HTML, Images, etc)
it is very important transcribe exactly this folders like:

HelpFile "html/sample1/help/helpfile23.html"

My devaluated cent,
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Postby Neosoft Support » Tue May 23, 2006 9:58 am

Thanks David. That's a good suggestion especially when working with help files that are unfamiliar.
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