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Authoring field-level help

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Anonymous

Hi there,

we are looking for a convenient way to write contents for a
context-sensitive help on field level (using CSH.getHelpID() an
javax.help.Popup). Our main concern is the mapping between controls and
help pages, because property files and map files can get quite long and
complex.

Ideally, we'd like to see the dialog box and click on a control to write
a help text for it. Alternatively, we'd like to display the MapID for a
control.

Are there any tools or suggestions (without too much individual
implementation effort) around?

Thanks in advance!

Regards,
Sabine
__
Sabine Norek
S.Norek@ids-scheer.de

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Stephan Schlecht

Helen 1.5 offers a feature called "Remote Control".

Help authors can add and edit context-sensitive help by running
the end user application. Normally in the GUI of such an application
the developers implement a context-menu with a "add or edit
context-sensitive help for this UI element" option. Now a
context-sensitive help entry is added to the help project simply
by right-clicking a user interface element and selecting this new
option.

If the entry already exists, the topic is opened in Helen 1.5.

When end users should not have the possibility to add or edit the
online help dynamically, then restrict this option of the end user
application to be only available in a special mode (e.g. by using
a special command line option when the application is started).

Some individual coding is required to use this feature, but I can
supply you with an example, in case you are interested (simply drop
me a note off-list).

Stephan
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Software 7 GmbH
*** Helen 1.5, the JavaHelp Authoring Tool ***
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At 14:23 06.05.2004 +0200, you wrote:
>Hi there,
>
>we are looking for a convenient way to write contents for a
>context-sensitive help on field level (using CSH.getHelpID() an
>javax.help.Popup). Our main concern is the mapping between controls and
>help pages, because property files and map files can get quite long and
>complex.
>
>Ideally, we'd like to see the dialog box and click on a control to write
>a help text for it. Alternatively, we'd like to display the MapID for a
>control.
>
>Are there any tools or suggestions (without too much individual
>implementation effort) around?
>
>Thanks in advance!
>
>Regards,
>Sabine
>__
>Sabine Norek
>S.Norek@ids-scheer.de

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