RE: Online help issue

Subject: RE: Online help issue
From: Sean Brierley <seanb_us -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 28 Jul 2003 16:47:05 -0700 (PDT)

I don't see or, if I do, understand the Goobmeister's

Here's a thought: Create a CHM (or other help project,
WebWorks Help, for example) for the static stuff.

Then, create a second project with the variable stuff.
If possible, insert variables, fields, or even
searchandreplaceable text. Leave it up to your
customers to use your help tool to finish the job and
then merge the resulting help projects.

Or, and am searching beyond my experience here, create
HTML or other help that pulls labels and simple data
from an Access database. I can't tell you what that
HTML and probably JavaScript code should look like,



--- Wade Courtney <WCourtney -at- Elance -dot- com> wrote:
> How or what tools are available for me to do this?
> We need to make our content context sensitive on
> many levels and allow users to add their own help
> topics, like the example you gave below.
> Thanks,
> Wade
> > If you're authoring static help, I'd try finding a
> way
> > of authoring around this, maybe by providing
> > field/object level context-sensitive help only, so
> > you're only describing how to use each feature.
> Then,
> > as you provide a means of customizing labels,
> provide
> > a means for users (administrators) to author
> topics
> > for these various interfaces.
> >
> > =====
> > Goober Writer


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