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Display TOC for entire help

Participant ,
Feb 13, 2018 Feb 13, 2018

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Hello,

I'm using RoboHelp 2015 and creating WebHelp. The help is context sensitive and that is working. When the user clicks the help icon on a page the correct help module is displayed.

However, I'm wondering if the entire TOC could display and the context sensitive module's help display as open in the TOC and the correct page still display. I'm seeing that the user has no way to get to the entire help's TOC.

Any suggestions are appreciated.

Thanks,

MDawn

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Feb 13, 2018 Feb 13, 2018

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You should have a "Show" link in the top right corner of your CSH-launched topics. There was an issue with what was being launched in one of the releases of RH2015 IIRC that was causing the whole TOC help to display instead of just the topic in its frame.

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I'm not seeing the Show link you refer to. Here's what my help looks like when I click on the help icon on a screen in the software.

I did not include the Chrome header and URL line. I have a master file where I merge the help projects. How would that affect the entire TOC as well as the context sensitive help for each module?

Thanks,

MDawn

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LEGEND ,
Feb 13, 2018 Feb 13, 2018

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That looks awfully odd. Is this by chance a Merged setup?

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Yes to merged set up. I have a Master Project where I then merge the separate module projects.

What is odd looking about it?

Thanks,

MDawn

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Feb 14, 2018 Feb 14, 2018

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I suspect Jeff was getting at the fact that only one book is showing in the TOC but now you have added this is a merge setup, that will be the reason. It looks like the call to the topic is being made direct to the child project.

It needs to be called in a particular way so that the whole help opens and displays the context page. That's for your developers. See Calling WebHelp Topics


See www.grainge.org for free RoboHelp and Authoring information.

@petergrainge

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Indeed that was what I was pondering. It looked to me as if what is being shown is only the TOC for a child project.

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You're right. It is showing only the child project help. I'm reading Peter's article on Calling WebHelp Topics. I'll let you know how it goes.

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MDawn

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