Help on very simple fields -was RE: Why

Subject: Help on very simple fields -was RE: Why
From: "Huber, Mike" <Mike -dot- Huber -at- SOFTWARE -dot- ROCKWELL -dot- COM>
Date: Fri, 2 Feb 1996 10:07:31 -0500

When there are very simple fields that don't really need
a help topic (but have one assigned anyway) you might
(depending on the standards you work under) use
aliasing to map those topics onto a single topic where
you discuss the larger concept.

For example, you could have a topic that discusses the
dialog as a whole, and bring that up instead of a pointless
"This is the Name field. Enter the Name here."
Another example: map the "FirstName", "LastName", and
"MiddleInitial" fields onto a single help topic.

(Aliasing is a feature that allows you to give a single
topic several topic numbers. In context sensitive help,
it allows you to assign the same topic to several
contexts. Use with caution.)

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