RE: Configuring Context-Sensitive RoboHelp with a Web Based JavaApplication

Subject: RE: Configuring Context-Sensitive RoboHelp with a Web Based JavaApplication
From: "Sam Stuhlman" <Sam -dot- Stuhlman -at- w7optics -dot- com>
To: "Anthony" <italian_scribbles -at- yahoo -dot- com>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 31 Jul 2006 09:24:16 -0400

I use RoboHelp to produce help for our Java application. I "compile" the
help using RoboHelp, which creates the Java Help components, including
an XML map file. I create a jar file from all the files that Robo puts
into the JavaHelp folder.

The programmers use something called HelpBroker to call the help from an
event (button push). The software looks at the map file and finds the
HTM file.

Hope that helps. I don't know much about the programming side, but I can
get more information if you give me specific questions.


-----Original Message-----
From: Anthony [mailto:italian_scribbles -at- yahoo -dot- com]
Sent: Wednesday, July 26, 2006 11:23 AM
To: Anthony; techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Subject: Configuring Context-Sensitive RoboHelp with a Web Based

Hello Everyone,

My manager asked me to do something yesterday I have never done before
with any RoboHelp based online help module. After reviewing the
information provided with my RoboHelp software I am left with at least
one question...

The application I am writing the help for ultimately lives in the
browser as it is web based. The application is written in Java and is
designed to have the help fired off either by a link or a javascript
call (i.e., request parameters). That is the key to making this work
and we were unable to find very much information covering this

Has anyone been able to adapt their RoboHelp modules to work with such
an application on a Context-Sensitive basis?

Thank you for your time and attention.

- Anthony

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