Dropping in file links

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Ga Bowen
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Dropping in file links

Unread post by Ga Bowen » Tue Sep 15, 2020 7:42 am

I like that you can drop file links into H+M.

1/ If I drop in a group of more than 1 files, can I have it automatically have each link on a new line?

At the moment it just groups everything into a single bunch.

2/ By default it creates the link in the root of my project file. How can I change this?

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Re: Dropping in file links

Unread post by Tim Green » Tue Sep 15, 2020 8:44 am

Hi Gareth,

I just tried it out and you're right -- that's a limitation I wasn't aware of. I'm sure it's an easy fix and I'm passing it on to our developers for the ToDo list. 8)
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Re: Dropping in file links

Unread post by Ga Bowen » Tue Sep 15, 2020 10:00 am

Thanks, Tim.

Any pointers on setting the file location?

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Re: Dropping in file links

Unread post by Tim Green » Tue Sep 15, 2020 1:42 pm

Ga Bowen wrote:
Tue Sep 15, 2020 10:00 am
Any pointers on setting the file location?
This is a little confusing when making the link. The point here is that when creating file links you are not creating a link now, but planning a link for the future. Where the link needs to point depends entirely on where the file is going to be located in relation to the help when the user clicks on the link, not where it is while you are editing the project. Also, Help+Manual won't handle storing the files in the correct location for you. That is up to you.

Generally speaking, it's easiest to put the files in the same folder as the documentation. Then you just need to reference the filename and you're done. This is also the only option that will work in CHM unless you include the full absolute path to the file, including the drive letter.

If you're not going to put the files in the same folder as the documentation I would always recommend putting them on your web server and using an Internet link instead. That is actually the best option all round: Then you don't need to distribute the files with your documentation and you can update them at any time. 8)
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