Re: Browse Sequences

Subject: Re: Browse Sequences
From: Mike Toogood <miket -at- KTGROUP -dot- CO -dot- UK>
Date: Thu, 19 Feb 1998 14:45:36 +0000

>... Browse sequences are considered unnecessary? Are they not helpful?

They're very useful, one way that they can be used is to link all the help
topics for one application menu in a parallel way rather than in a
hierarchy - giving a "booky" feel to browsing. The help user can quickly
browse all of the sub-menu help topics. You can use different browse
sequence IDs for each set of menu topics (giving "chapters" to the "booky"
feel):


File
Open
Save
Copy
Delete
Change Database

+ FILEMENU_TOPIC_ORDER

Edit
Cut
Copy
Paste
Smart Copy

+ EDITMENU_TOPIC_ORDER

There's no need use numbered browse footnotes if you can just make sure
that your topics are in the correct order in the RTF file; use the same
string in the topic footnotes for each topic in that browse sequence, or
"chapter". The user will only be able to browse topics with the same browse
ID - unless they use a hotspot or search to jump to another topic with a
different "chapter" browse sequence ID string.


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Knowledge House, Cooper Road, Thornbury, Bristol, BS35 3UW, England

Telephone: UK 0117 900 7566 Facsimile: UK 01454 411 468

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