Windows Help - Buttons in Secondary Windows

Subject: Windows Help - Buttons in Secondary Windows
From: "Alciere, John" <jalciere -at- XYPLEX -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 12 Jun 1996 10:02:00 E

My appologies if this is a duplicate posting. I inevitably receive a
"Message Not Deliverable" message when posting to this list. Usually, a
second posting to the same address works.

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I've created a Windows 95 Help system that opens secondary windows when
describing procedural steps. For example, when you click on "Step 1 -
Begin," a secondary window opens which contains the Step 1 instructions.
Using RoboHelp 95, I specified that three buttons are to appear in the
secondary window: Back, Find, and Print. The Back button is particularly
important, since a user could easily get lost navigating down the Help tree
without it.

Unfortunately, I need to compile the help twice -- once for Windows 95, and
again for WFW 3.11. When I compile it for WFW 3.11, though, the buttons in
the secondary windows go away. The folks at Blue Sky Software (who make
RoboHelp) informed me that buttons in secondary windows only supported in
32-bit environments (i.e., Windows 95).

I looked for info about the WinHelp "Back ( )" macro, and learned that for
WFW 3.11, the macro is ignored when executed in a secondary window!

I would very much appreciate any suggestions for workarounds to this
problem. I want to avoid having to manually add a "Previous Screen" link in
every potential secondary window!

Also, I'd like to post this query to the WinHelp discussion group. Can
someone tell me how to find it?

Thanks in advance.

John Alciere
Whittaker Xyplex, Inc.
Littleton, MA

jalciere -at- xyplex -dot- com

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