You can have multiple projects open for editing at the same time in the Project Explorer. The Explorer has a number of features that make these functions more useful. In addition to this you can also open the main Help+Manual program multiple times and have projects open in completely separate copies of the program.
If you are working in the uncompressed HMXP format you can also have the same project open in different copies of the program (Pro and Server versions of H+M only).
You can edit multiple topics at the same time in "tabs" in the editor, which are like tabs in a modern web browser.
•To open a topic in a tab, right-click on the topic title in the Table of Contents pane and select Open topic in a new tab.
If you don't like the Project Explorer position on the left of the editor pane you can change it. Just click in the title bar of the Explorer and drag it onto one of the four light blue position icons displayed on the edges of the program window while you are dragging.
You can position the Project Explorer to the left, right, above or below the Editor Pane. You can also undock the Project Explorer to an external window (see below).
You can "undock" the entire Project Explorer to display it in a separate window. For example, if you have a dual monitor system you may want to display the Explorer in a separate monitor.
Undocking the Explorer:
•Double-click on the Explorer title bar. You can then drag the new window and resize it as you like.
•Click in the Explorer title bar and drag it out of the Help+Manual window.
Redocking the Explorer:
•Double-click on the title bar of the undocked Explorer window.
Tabbing the Explorer:
You can also display the Explorer in a tab by dragging it into the topic tabs area.
Clicking on the "pin" tool in the Project Explorer title bar "pins" the Explorer into the left margin of the Help+Manual window. The Explorer then collapses into the left margin, showing only its title in a vertical tab. This can give you more room for editing on smaller monitors.
•To display the pinned Explorer just move the mouse pointer over the vertical tab in the left margin.
•To unpin the Explorer, first display it, then click on the pin tool in its title bar.