Context-sensitive help with Forehelp and SourceSafe

Subject: Context-sensitive help with Forehelp and SourceSafe
From: Debbie Pesach <dpesach -at- SOHOLYNK -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 9 Jun 1999 10:44:30 +0300

Cross posted to Tech-Shoret, TECHWR-L and ForeHelp Technical Support.
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I need some help with the following:

I work in ForeHelp to create context-sensitive online help for an
application written in C++. I've been having a somewhat friendly
"debate" with the SME about how to incorporate the context-sensitivity
so that his dialog IDDs will match the context IDs of Forehelp (for
automatic mapping of the two, including whenever there are changes to
the interface or new topics created). Project is to be saved in
SourceSafe. I have limited experience with ForeHelp.

I've heard that SourceSafe and ForeHelp don't always play well together:
Bitmaps in ForeHelp projects can be blown. I have very limited
experience with using the context tools of ForeHelp. When I tried to use
the QuickContext Editor to call the .exe file of the application, I
received an error message that the Editor couldn't read the sources for
the .exe file (although I was successful with other unrelated .exe

* Could you please share any experience with the QuickContent and
QuickFix tools of Forehelp?
* Is this where I need to go to integrate the two IDs (the app and the
help file) automatically?
* What is the "best" way to quickly create the context-sensitivity
between the application and the help file. What files should I export to
the SME and/or what files should I import from the SME?
* How to handle changes to the application after the help file has been
constructed, and can the Context tools be used BEFORE the application is
* What could be reasons that the QuickContext Editor couldn't open the
application sources?
* What parts of the online help file can be safely placed in

Thanks to all in advance.


Debbie Pesach
Technical Documentation Specialist

Lynk, Ltd.
Teradyon Industrial Park
Misgav, 20179 Israel
dpesach -at- soholynk -dot- com

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