Referencing text in another topic

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Referencing text in another topic

Unread postby Erich Carshagen » Tue Sep 12, 2017 4:44 pm

We have quite a large help file and in some cases we refer to other parts of the help. Is it possible to quote text from on topic in a new topic, i.e. if i view the new topic, i will see the text entered in a prior topic, and if this text is updated, it is auto updated in the new topic?

The file that we generate is currently CHM...

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Re: Referencing text in another topic

Unread postby Erich Carshagen » Tue Sep 12, 2017 4:54 pm

Snippet tool! that allows me to bring in the whole topic! So from the screen, i see that we have to create smaller topic and then build a large topic like using this function. This is great, but we just want to reference some texts from a topic that is updated. Is it suggested that the larger topics are split into smaller ones and then Snippet'ed together?
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Re: Referencing text in another topic

Unread postby Tim Green » Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:20 am

Erich Carshagen wrote:Is it suggested that the larger topics are split into smaller ones and then Snippet'ed together?

That is the way to do it if you want the referenced texts to update automatically. At the moment it's not possible to use subsets of topics as snippets, it is always the full snippet file (either a topic or a dedicated snippet file). See this topic in the help for full instructions:

http://www.helpandmanual.com/help/index ... ippets.htm
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Re: Referencing text in another topic

Unread postby Erich Carshagen » Mon Sep 18, 2017 12:29 pm

Thanks Tim, thought that was the case. We will be rebuilding our help into a web help from CHM. We will then utilise this! Thanks again.
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