Help windows in HTML Help

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Help windows in HTML Help

In HTML Help the Main help window definition defines the buttons and other features of the main help viewer window. The size and position settings are only used the first time the user opens the help after that Windows stores the user' settings and uses those the next time the help is opened.

Secondary help windows can be used in HTML Help to display topics in external windows with hyperlinks. This is a global setting (see below) if you turn it on all topics associated with secondary windows will be displayed in external windows.

About help windows in HTML help:

Level of control:

The definition of the Main help window controls the entire appearance of the HTML Help viewer and the controls it contains.

The size and position settings are only used the first time the user opens the help after that Windows stores the user' settings and uses those the next time the help is opened.

Secondary windows:

Hyperlinks to topics specifying secondary windows can display the topic in an external window if this feature is activated in the HTML Help Options in Configuration > Microsoft HTML Help > Help Windows.

If this feature is not activated the Window: option in the Insert Hyperlink dialog will simply be ignored.

Popups:

Help window settings are irrelevant for popup topics. Popup topic files are defined by selecting "Popup" as the Topic Class, either when defining the topic or in the tab.

See also:

Help Windows settings

Using help windows

Creating popup topics