RE: Dreamweaver to create HTML Help? (Take II)

Subject: RE: Dreamweaver to create HTML Help? (Take II)
From: "Ben Weisner" <benw -at- weisner -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 2 Mar 2001 08:31:47 -0600


I have a demo on the Helpweavers site that I did to demonstrate several
different ways to do context-sensitivity on a web form. I did this all with
either standard Dreamweaver functionality or with freely available DW
extensions. This demo requires IE 4 or higher, but similar things can be
accomplished for cross browser support.

Check it out:

Let me know if you have any questions.

Ben Weisner 952-933-4471 or 800-646-9989

Weisner Associates Inc. | Deva Associates LLC |
Training & Consulting | Web Navigation Tools

-----Original Message-----
From: John Garison
Subject: RE: Dreamweaver to create HTML Help? (Take II)

Let me cut to the last point in Geoff's message:

-----Original Message-----

The one question that hasn't been answered yet (unless it's buried deep in
my inbox and I haven't seen it yet) is how to make the raw HTML
context-sensitive; that is, to integrate it within the application in such a
manner as to let users jump immediately to the help topic for the current
screen. If that can be done without jumping through hoops, I'd feel
perfectly confident in shelving RoboHelp and going to Dreamweaver.
-----End cited text ------

We are doing page-level help for our application, and the way we're doing it
is this: each application page in our application has a help icon. Clicking
the icon runs a script that ascertains the calling page (an .ASP page) and
then calls the associated Help page which has the same name, but an .HTM
extension. It's pretty simple, and not as flexible as we'd like, but in the
future we can develop a lookup table that will allow us some additional
functionality and flexibility.

Your thoughts are welcome!


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