RE: RoboHELP Help

Subject: RE: RoboHELP Help
From: "Beilby, Margaret" <MBeilby -at- ebuilt -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 11 Oct 2001 12:30:43 -0700

<<I was told by one of the developers that I could not use RoboHELP to
context sensitive help with our new application because it has a "web front
end." Is that true?>>

My understanding is that you can create context sensitive help to the FORM
level but NOT to the FIELD level. My company uses Java to write Web
applications for multiple platforms/operating system. I use RoboHelp to
create my online help and then generate WebHelp files for the developers to
hook to the application. We've had no problems with it.

I get around the field/form context sensitivity issue by using an image map
of the screen with hot spots on each field. The user clicks on the field
name to display a popup that contains information about the field.

mbeilby -at- ebuilt -dot- com

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