Re: How do you do trip-pane CONTENT in Help

Subject: Re: How do you do trip-pane CONTENT in Help
From: <rstone75 -at- kc -dot- rr -dot- com>
To: dvora -at- tech-challenged -dot- com
Date: Thu, 23 Jul 2009 13:46:44 +0000

Hi Deborah

It's hard to say without seeing the file you saw and picking it apart. But one might consider they accomplished it using Framesets.

Cheers... Rick :)

Deborah Hemstreet wrote:
> Hi All,
>
> I once saw an amazing Help file that provided the following:
>
> 1. Traditional contents, index, search in left panel.
>
> 2. Tri pane content in the right panel. Which worked like this.
> The panes were tabbed and titled: How To, Concept, Example
>
> 3. When users searched for something, and clicked the link, the content
> pane would jump to the topic. If it was a how to, then the help jumped
> there. But if the How To had conceptual info and examples as well, the
> tabs for Concept and Examples lit up and the user could click those.
>
> It was brilliant because the user had all the information they needed on
> that topic in one spot. They immediately knew there was important
> conceptual info behind the how to, and had examaples - all without
> searching for that individual item. I believe this was in SolidWorks Help.
>
> Does anyone know how this can be done? Ideally, that is what I'd like to
> do... but in WebHelp or FlashHelp.
>
> Thanks in advance,
>
> Deborah
> http://www.tech-challenged.com
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