WebHelp: Path for Calling Help in Software

Subject: WebHelp: Path for Calling Help in Software
From: "Keith Hansen" <KRH -at- weiland-wfg -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 16 Feb 2007 15:13:21 -0600

Hello all! Yet two more questions... Here's the situation:
* When the end user of my software clicks on the Help menu, the help
system for the software should open.
* The help system is WebHelp.
* I must specify the path used to open the help system.

These are the paths people have recommended I use:
EXAMPLE NO. 1: X:/helpfolder/startpage.htm#path/target_topic_1.htm
EXAMPLE NO. 2: X:/helpfolder/startpage.htm#target_topic_1.htm

In other words, first specify the Startpage, then the Default Topic (in
this case, the Home Page).

Here are my questions:
1. If EXAMPLE No. 2 works, what is the point of "#path" in EXAMPLE No.
2. Is the target topic essential in the path?

Here's why I ask the second question:
* I generate my WebHelp system.
* I open the !SSL! folder
* I open the WebHelp folder.
* I double click the Startpage file.

When the Startpage opens, it appears to have everything my end user
needs, including TOC/Index/Search tabs. Can I use this path:
Or must it include the Default Topic (Home Page) as well:

Thanks, as always, for taking a stab at these admittedly arcane
questions. If I've missed something incredibly obvious here, forgive me!



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