RoboHelp 11 patch level 22.214.171.1241
Windows 7 OS
I'm a bit new to context sensitivity in WebHelp. I have a reasonably large WebHelp project so I'm adding CS to it. I asked the developers to create topic IDs for the various interface pages however I'm not sure how to use what I received from them.
I was expecting something in the format:
(Web interface page) Setup... (Map ID) XYZ, (Map Number) 1234
What I'm seeing is in the format:
(Web interface page) Setup... (URL) http://example.example.com/blah/settings.cfm?blah=1&blahh=1 (help index) 12345678
Can RoboHelp use this format and if so how? I had a look at Peter Grainge's site (thanks Peter) but I got the impression that I should be seeing either a URL or context ID (any misinterpretation of that is entirely mine).
Shouldn't you create the map file in RH and then give that to the Dev to use to call your help project? Otherwise you'll have to create the map file by hand in RH.
Not necessarily – some developers already have hooks planted in their software to call specific topics, so the flow goes Dev > help file, instead of RH > Dev.
Ah ok... so he'll have to input the Dev's information into the map file in RH, in order for it to work, right?
Yes, but even if you do the other way (you generate a table of mapids & give it to them), they’ll have to perform some action to import your settings to make them work in the software. So there’s some effort needed either way you do it.