Re: WebWorks Publisher - context senstive help question

Subject: Re: WebWorks Publisher - context senstive help question
From: "Bill Swallow" <techcommdood -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "Julia Cemer" <jcemer -at- wavelink -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 26 Apr 2006 14:30:28 -0400

> Now they want me to make sure for the next release of the product I have
> created the help to be context sensitive. My developers claim that they
> never did anything with a context sensitive help system, even when the
> other writer was here. And I have no idea where to start. This is what
> I've got to go on from the style guide:

First, what type of application is it (what's it developed in)?
Knowing what they are developig in will let us know how your
developers need to work with you.

Second, what type of help format are you delivering, and which version
of WWP are you using? This info will help determine whether you need
to use Filename markers or TopicAlias markers.

> I know without taking a look at my WW templates you may not be able to
> give me much advice, but if you have anything to get me started, I would
> really appreciate it. I know how to tag the headings, but I don't know
> what to tell the developers to do after that... Any suggestions??

Depends on who is providing the map IDs. If the developers are, then
they give you a header file containing the map IDs and you use that in
your WWP project. If you are giving them map IDs, or filenames, you
need to add them as markers to your topics and generate a list to give
to them.

> I'm sorry if this doesn't make much sense. I honestly don't even know
> how to ask for what I need.
> Thanks in advance.

We all start somewhere. :-)

Consider joining the HATT and WWP-Users lists for help authoring and
WWP-specific info.

Bill Swallow
HATT List Owner
WWP-Users List Owner
Senior Member STC, TechValley Chapter

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