Re: Rollover TOC displays topics in Flare webhelp?

Subject: Re: Rollover TOC displays topics in Flare webhelp?
From: Mike Starr <mike -at- writestarr -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Mon, 03 Nov 2014 19:34:41 -0600

Don't know how to accomplish what you're after but what are the odds that the device interface could be moved to a touch screen in the future. Ain't no rollover displays with a touch screen (one reason I really am not thrilled with touch screens... I've come to rely quite a bit on tooltips popping up and link destinations being displayed in the status bar on hover).

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On 11/3/2014 6:45 PM, Janoff, Steven wrote:

I believe that's a yes, we control the OS and browser. It's a medical device and I believe the computer is included. Software upgrades provided to customers could include an upgrade to the OS, browser, and rollover plugin as necessary, I'm guessing. (Probably even the computer hardware if it comes down to that.) I believe that's a common model for these types of things.

There are reasons a link rollover preview might *not* be desirable in this context. But I still want to explore it.

Thanks,

Steve

On Monday, November 03, 2014 4:00 PM, Robert Lauriston wrote:

The plugins are browser-specific and can always become incompatible due to a browser upgrade. In some large organizations they won't let you install them.

Or is this some kind of hardware appliance where your company controls the OS and browser?

On Mon, Nov 3, 2014 at 3:42 PM, Janoff, Steven <Steven -dot- Janoff -at- hologic -dot- com> wrote:
Cool.

Is there a way to incorporate such a plugin into a Flare project? Or
would users have to be responsible for installing the plugin at their
end? (Especially given the variety of browsers -- the plugins seem to
be browser-specific.)

Also, would there be a way to incorporate something like this into
instrument onboard webhelp? (I believe it's HTML5 webhelp onboard the
instrument in the instrument's browser -- not sure what browser so I'd
need to check that. Might just be IE. Maybe I could check with the
development team about this too.)

Thanks,

Steve

On Monday, November 03, 2014 3:07 PM, Robert Lauriston wrote:

I believe the overhead for that using normal rollover code would be huge. Flare would have to include all the preview text and formatting in the link code.

There are browser plugins that will do that for any URL. Google
browser link rollover preview

On Mon, Nov 3, 2014 at 2:48 PM, Janoff, Steven <Steven -dot- Janoff -at- hologic -dot- com> wrote:
Hi,

I was wondering if there was a way to cause Flare webhelp topics to display when you roll over topic headings in the TOC pane?

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