Skip to main content

{Empty title}

2 replies [Last post]
Anonymous

Thanks for responding. I appreciate it.

Our help system contains 63 chapters, each of which is currently presented
as a separate winhelp (.hlp) file in our modular winhelp system. I would
like to do this as closely as possible with javahelp. I was informed that
JavaHelp 1.x does not support modular help but that javahelp files could be
merged.

The end result I would like is to present a TOC that contains all of the
chapters and the sections (topics) within each chapter. The user would be
able to access any of the topics in the TOC. I would also like to include a
search facility so that the user would be able to enter a query that
searches all of the topics in the TOC.

For example:
Accounting (chapter)
Accounting Maps (section/topic)
Journal Entries (section/topic)
Journal Logs (section/topic)
Billing (chapter)
Billing Transactions (section/topic)
Billing Remittances (section/topic)
Collections (chapter)
Collection Checks (section/topic)
Check Match (section/topic)

Additionally, the user would be able to link from a topic in one chapter to
a topic in another chapter.

For example:
Billing Transactions
asdf asdf sadf asdf sad fsd fsa df
sadf sadfasdf asdf asdf asdf asdf
See "Collection Checks" for information on the receipt of money for the
billing transaction.

Thanks,
Mary

****************************************************************************
Original message:
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
Mary Nolan wrote:

> Hi,
>
> I am trying to emulate modular help with JavaHelp. I have absolutely no
> experience with JavaHelp, but I do have experience with WinHelp and HTML
> Help. I would appreciate any information anyone may have.

What are you trying to do. It might be easier to answer how to merge if
we know what the problem is your trying to solve.

Binky
****************************************************************************

Copyright © 2003 by SunGard Data Systems Inc. (or its subsidiaries,
"SunGard"). All rights reserved. No parts of this document may be
reproduced or transmitted without SunGard’s prior written permission.
This document contains SunGard's confidential or proprietary information.
By accepting this document, you agree that: (A)(1) if a pre-existing
contract containing disclosure and use restrictions exists between your
company and SunGard, you and your company will use this information subject
to the terms of the pre-existing contract; or (2) if no such pre-existing
contract exists, you and your Company agree to protect this information and
not reproduce or disclose the information in any way; and (B) SunGard makes
no warranties, express or implied, in this document, and SunGard shall not
be liable for damages of any kind arising out of use of this document. (
mis_override )

Reply viewing options

Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes.
Roger Brinkley

Mary Nolan wrote:

>
>
>
> Thanks for responding. I appreciate it.
>
> Our help system contains 63 chapters, each of which is currently presented
> as a separate winhelp (.hlp) file in our modular winhelp system. I would
> like to do this as closely as possible with javahelp. I was informed that
> JavaHelp 1.x does not support modular help but that javahelp files could be
> merged.

That wasn't entirely correct. V1.x does support modular help but the
only merging allowed was appending. V2.0 of the specification provided
multiple merge types.

> The end result I would like is to present a TOC that contains all of the
> chapters and the sections (topics) within each chapter. The user would be
> able to access any of the topics in the TOC.

That could have been done in V1.x. I assume that you'll want to use the
default "Append" merge although "Unite-Append" would do the same thing.
Keep in mind that the order you add the chapters will be important.

> I would also like to include a
> search facility so that the user would be able to enter a query that
> searches all of the topics in the TOC.

Searching all of the content files was provided in V1.x. It's done
automatically when you add a search navigator.

> For example:
> Accounting (chapter)
> Accounting Maps (section/topic)
> Journal Entries (section/topic)
> Journal Logs (section/topic)
> Billing (chapter)
> Billing Transactions (section/topic)
> Billing Remittances (section/topic)
> Collections (chapter)
> Collection Checks (section/topic)
> Check Match (section/topic)
>
> Additionally, the user would be able to link from a topic in one chapter to
> a topic in another chapter.
>
> For example:
> Billing Transactions
> asdf asdf sadf asdf sad fsd fsa df
> sadf sadfasdf asdf asdf asdf asdf
> See "Collection Checks" for information on the receipt of money for the
> billing transaction.

This one can be done but a HelpSet can't have any prior knowledge of
another HelpSet. Each HelpSet has to be able to stand on it's own. Using
"Unite-Append" merge you could in the Collections chapter add a Billing
Transactions chapter with a see "Collection Checks" or just Collection
Checks that uses the same Target as the Collection Checks in the
Collection HelpSet.

When the Collection HelpSet is merged with the master HelpSet the
Billing Transaction - Collection Checks would be appended to the Billing
Transaction topics.

A previous response to this message suggested reading the JHUG and I
would agree. Also look at the New Merge demo and the Animals,
Invertebrates and Vertebrates HelpSets for clues on merging.

Binky

********************************************************************************

You may leave the list at any time by sending message with no subject and
"SIGNOFF JAVAHELP-INTEREST" in the body to LISTSERV@JAVA.SUN.COM. Archives
are available at http://archives.java.sun.com/archives/javahelp-interest.html.
Submit bug reports at http://java.sun.com/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi.

chrism
Offline
Joined: 2003-06-19

> Thanks for responding. I appreciate it.
>
> Our help system contains 63 chapters, each of which
> is currently presented
> as a separate winhelp (.hlp) file in our modular
> winhelp system. I would
> like to do this as closely as possible with javahelp.
> I was informed that
> JavaHelp 1.x does not support modular help but that
> javahelp files could be
> merged.
>
> The end result I would like is to present a TOC that
> contains all of the
> chapters and the sections (topics) within each
> chapter. The user would be
> able to access any of the topics in the TOC. I would
> also like to include a
> search facility so that the user would be able to
> enter a query that
> searches all of the topics in the TOC.
>
> For example:
> Accounting (chapter)
> Accounting Maps (section/topic)
> Journal Entries (section/topic)
> Journal Logs (section/topic)
> Billing (chapter)
> Billing Transactions (section/topic)
> Billing Remittances (section/topic)
> Collections (chapter)
> Collection Checks (section/topic)
> Check Match (section/topic)
>
> Additionally, the user would be able to link from a
> topic in one chapter to
> a topic in another chapter.
>
> For example:
> Billing Transactions
> asdf asdf sadf asdf sad fsd fsa df
> sadf sadfasdf asdf asdf asdf asdf
> See "Collection Checks" for information on the
> receipt of money for the
> billing transaction.
>
> Thanks,
> Mary

All this can be achieved in JavaHelp using either dynamic or static merging. See the newmerge demo in Version 2.0_01 and the User Guide section on merging.

HTH.