Re: Help Menu Option

Subject: Re: Help Menu Option
From: "Stephen Forrest" <techwriter -at- attglobal -dot- net>
To: "Winhelp List" <WINHLP-L -at- ADMIN -dot- HUMBERC -dot- ON -dot- CA>, "Tech Comm List" <techcomm -at- user -dot- itconsult -dot- co -dot- uk>, "Tech Writers List" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>, "Robolist" <robolist -at- mail -dot- blue-sky -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 23 Dec 1999 10:31:55 -0500

I just went through this with my developers, too. I asked them to put
two items on the Help menu: Contents, and Index. I'm using WinHelp4, so
if they click Contents, they get the Contents tab, and if they click
Index, they get the Index tab. (The way they had it wired before was,
the only item on the Help menu was "Index," and if they clicked it, it
tried to call context-sensitive help, so, of course, the default topic
came up. Duh.)

From: Paul Hanson <PHanson -at- Quintrex -dot- com>

>The programmer with which I'm working is asking about a *standard* menu
>option to put under Help in our Windows product. I've checked the
>following products and found the following:
>Microsoft Word, Outlook, etc: Help >>>Contents & Index
>RoboHELP>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Contents & Index
>PaintShop Pro>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Help Topics
>SHED editor>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Contents
>Windows Explorer>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Help Topics
>ICQ>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Help Topics
>PKZIP>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Index (which opens to the Contents)
>He is asking if Help Topics is the new standard. I think it'll be okay,
>don't you?

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