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Re: Links to popups inside popups - can 1st pop be persisten

Thanks Tim. I understand the difficulty. But it does seem to be a drawback with these skins. There are some types of long page where the ability to jump to and fro among several anchors is definitely needed -- a glossary for example. I can see the difficulty in using the browser's history stack, but...
by Martin Wynne
Mon Jan 21, 2019 11:12 am
 
Forum: Help & Manual 7 Forum
Topic: Links to popups inside popups - can 1st pop be persistent?
Replies: 8
Views: 91

Re: Is there a way to place a tooltip on a TOC Topic title?

If I'm reading this right, I'd have to run the exe after every update? Hi Dave, Only if you have modified the TOC in the update. If only the topic pages are being edited you could place the modified TOC file in the Baggage files, and it would over-write the one freshly created. Alternatively you co...
by Martin Wynne
Sun Jan 20, 2019 10:04 pm
 
Forum: Help & Manual 7 Forum
Topic: Is there a way to place a tooltip on a TOC Topic title?
Replies: 3
Views: 35

Re: Is there a way to place a tooltip on a TOC Topic title?

One of our people has come up with some really good subheads for some existing topics in our help file. Can I attach them as tooltips to the TOC entries, such that, in WebHelp, the reader can hover over the TOC entry and see the nifty subhead? Hi Dave, That's a great idea. I could use that myself -...
by Martin Wynne
Sun Jan 20, 2019 9:45 pm
 
Forum: Help & Manual 7 Forum
Topic: Is there a way to place a tooltip on a TOC Topic title?
Replies: 3
Views: 35

Re: Links to popups inside popups - can 1st pop be persisten

but then, in our experience in Chrome, on using the back arrow to return, the viewer returns to the top of the original page containing the link, not to the specific location of the original link. If the viewer clicked the link after scrolling well down the page, the viewer had to once again scroll...
by Martin Wynne
Sat Jan 19, 2019 11:10 pm
 
Forum: Help & Manual 7 Forum
Topic: Links to popups inside popups - can 1st pop be persistent?
Replies: 8
Views: 91

Re: Links to popups inside popups - can 1st pop be persisten

Is there a way to keep both the World Parent definition popup AND the System Design definition popup visible at the same time? As it is, I have to go back and click on "World Parent" to open that term's popup again. Hi Dave, What's wrong with the more conventional solution of using anchor...
by Martin Wynne
Fri Jan 18, 2019 7:45 pm
 
Forum: Help & Manual 7 Forum
Topic: Links to popups inside popups - can 1st pop be persistent?
Replies: 8
Views: 91

Re: Expand tooltip availability to include words

Hi Dave, A thing which appears to be a link, but which when clicked does nothing, I would find infuriating, and seeming to be an error. How about an alert box instead? That appears as a message box when the link is clicked , with a close button on it. Create the link as a script link as Tim suggeste...
by Martin Wynne
Fri Jan 18, 2019 6:57 pm
 
Forum: H&M Wish List
Topic: Expand tooltip availability to include words
Replies: 4
Views: 46

Re: Need help noodling 1-stop maintenance for pop-ups & a to

Hi Dave, There is no need to upload your snippets separately from the topics. H&M will fetch the snippet from the snippets folder on your computer and insert it into the topic when it creates the published topic page. Don't forget to include your snippets folder in the project search path. More ...
by Martin Wynne
Tue Jan 15, 2019 2:15 am
 
Forum: Help & Manual 7 Forum
Topic: Need help noodling 1-stop maintenance for pop-ups & a topic
Replies: 5
Views: 194

Re: Need help noodling 1-stop maintenance for pop-ups & a to

Hi Dave,

Put the content in a Snippet. Then insert the snippet in the pop-up, and in the "terms" topic.

There is only one Snippet, and you edit it in one place only. Both the pop-up and the "terms" topic change when you do that.

cheers,

Martin.
by Martin Wynne
Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:25 pm
 
Forum: Help & Manual 7 Forum
Topic: Need help noodling 1-stop maintenance for pop-ups & a topic
Replies: 5
Views: 194

Re: WebHelp back-arrow - why can't we go back?

no idea what F7 browsing is. Hi Dave, In most browsers (I think in Chrome it requires an add-on) you can press the F7 key to toggle "caret browsing" on and off. The caret is the flashing vertical line which shows where text is being edited. Some folks call it the cursor, although technica...
by Martin Wynne
Sun Jan 06, 2019 2:04 pm
 
Forum: Help & Manual 7 Forum
Topic: WebHelp back-arrow - why can't we go back?
Replies: 14
Views: 562

Re: WebHelp back-arrow - why can't we go back?

The perfect solution is to (re)place the cursor where the reader left the text to pursue the link Hi Dave, But that is exactly what happens in Chrome (on Windows10) for me. The Back button jumps back to the exact place where the link was clicked. Either on the same page, or a different page. I will...
by Martin Wynne
Sat Jan 05, 2019 4:11 pm
 
Forum: Help & Manual 7 Forum
Topic: WebHelp back-arrow - why can't we go back?
Replies: 14
Views: 562

Re: WebHelp back-arrow - why can't we go back?

Hi Dave, Going back to your original question, I've been testing in Chrome, and I can't reproduce the problem in any form. Anchors and the browser Back button work fine every way I have tried, on the same page or between pages. Are you sure you have the latest version of Google Chrome? A re-install ...
by Martin Wynne
Sat Jan 05, 2019 3:14 pm
 
Forum: Help & Manual 7 Forum
Topic: WebHelp back-arrow - why can't we go back?
Replies: 14
Views: 562

Re: Might we use Text Conditions to generate PowerPoint?

Hi Dave, H&M uses the excellent Inno Setup from Jordan Russell, which remembers previous install locations. You have now muddled that. Do this: Clicking the Browse/Choose button selects the existing folder into which an entire install will be made. So the folder you need to select for the instal...
by Martin Wynne
Sat Jan 05, 2019 2:20 am
 
Forum: Help & Manual 7 Forum
Topic: Might we use Text Conditions to generate PowerPoint?
Replies: 16
Views: 736

Re: WebHelp back-arrow - why can't we go back?

Hi Dave, You can have an inline text toggle, which looks just like a link, but as far as I know it can contain only plain text, not an inserted snippet. H&M is restricted in what it can do by the need to compile to several output formats. And, how in the world do you obtain WebHelp output - or W...
by Martin Wynne
Fri Jan 04, 2019 4:43 pm
 
Forum: Help & Manual 7 Forum
Topic: WebHelp back-arrow - why can't we go back?
Replies: 14
Views: 562

Re: WebHelp back-arrow - why can't we go back?

Hi Dave, The "H&M way" to do this is not pop-ups, but Snippets. Create each definition as a separate snippet. It then needs to be maintained and edited in only one place, your Snippets folder. Your "terms" topic then becomes simply a list of inserted snippets. Don't link to t...
by Martin Wynne
Fri Jan 04, 2019 3:17 pm
 
Forum: Help & Manual 7 Forum
Topic: WebHelp back-arrow - why can't we go back?
Replies: 14
Views: 562

Re: WebHelp back-arrow - why can't we go back?

Hi Dave, I just tried the back-arrow-icon in Chrome and it's working fine here. Takes you back to whatever you clicked on last. Also if you hover over it, you get a drop-down list of recent locations, so you can jump back several links if you want to. Google Chrome Version 71.0.3578.98 (Official Bui...
by Martin Wynne
Fri Jan 04, 2019 12:17 pm
 
Forum: Help & Manual 7 Forum
Topic: WebHelp back-arrow - why can't we go back?
Replies: 14
Views: 562
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