Related Topics
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This option is available from the "Insert | HtmlHelp Control" menu and is a HtmlHelp specific option. This control inserts a button or graphic that you can use as a Related Topics control. You essentially add a list of Related Topics that link to specific topics which you want the user to find.


Adding a Related Topic

  1. Select "Insert | HtmlHelp Control | Related Topic"
  2. Set "Display Options" to "As a Button" and type in "See Also" in the "Caption" field
  3. Click the [Add] button to add a new Related Topic.
  4. In the screen that appears, use the ellipsis button in the Topic field to select an existing Topic. The "Title" field will be automatically filled. You can optionally point to an alternative URL in case this one is not available. Then click [OK] to close this screen.
  5. Click [OK] and you will see the Related Topics control in the editor. Compile and test. Each of the other options is explained in detail below.


Display Options

Hidden

Hides this option. Useful if you are referring to this control from code

As a Button

Creates a clickable button with caption

On a Popup Menu

A menu will appear when this control is activated

Force Dialog or Menu

A Dialog screen with a list of choices will appear when activated.


Button Options

Caption

If you chose a display option of a Button then the caption you type below will appear on your button

Bitmap

Use the ellipsis button below to choose a bitmap to represent this control. The bitmap must be in your HtmlHelp folder, not your images folder, and must be shipped along with your CHM file

Icon

As with the Image option, you can use the ellipsis button below to choose a icon to represent this control. The icon must be in your HtmlHelp folder, not your images folder, and must be shipped along with your CHM file


Related Topics Buttons

Add

Displays a screen where you can pick an existing Topic, set the Title and optionally point to an alternative URL.

Edit

Select an existing entry in the list and click this button to edit it.

Delete

Select an existing entry in the list and click this button to delete it.