Re: Context sensitive pop-ups (yehoshua paul)

Subject: Re: Context sensitive pop-ups (yehoshua paul)
From: Jack DeLand <jackdeland -at- comcast -dot- net>
To: Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 6 Sep 2017 13:42:10 -0400

The client paid $300,000 for my setup. I am just fine with that, and they were, too.

Jack DeLand
734 972 3026

> On Sep 6, 2017, at 1:13 PM, Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com> wrote:
>
> Around ten years ago Eclipse Help introduced an option to have CSH
> calls pop up a box with multiple link choices.
>
> After playing around with it I decided it was more user-friendly to
> have the CSH call open what seemed like the most likely topic and have
> links to other likely topics there, since such links can be useful
> whether the user is reading the topic in the online help, a PDF, a web
> site, or some other format, and whether they arrive at the topic
> through a CSH call or a link from another topic.
>
> I had some technical issues with multiple-choice popups as well:
>
> 1. They were not supported by single-source tools.
>
> 2. They were not supported by the standard CSH header (map) files we were using.
>
> 3. They were not supported by all frameworks, so migrating from
> Eclipse to some other framework could be problematic.
>
>> On Wed, Sep 6, 2017 at 9:26 AM, Jack DeLand <jackdeland -at- comcast -dot- net> wrote:
>> FWIW, I used a similar setup in 2000. The popup was tied to a field that
>> could be used in multiple procedures. The popup had links to the various
>> topics, and bore the heading: "What would you like to do?" Each procedural
>> topic link was an action item, like "Format the frammis". Yes, the popups
>> did disappear once clicked, but that was seen as a plus. The end users went
>> wild over it.
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References:
Context sensitive pop-ups (yehoshua paul): From: Stuart Conner (stuconne)
RE: Context sensitive pop-ups (yehoshua paul): From: Jack DeLand
Re: Context sensitive pop-ups (yehoshua paul): From: Robert Lauriston

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