Having eWriter open Xplains always from the Web

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Having eWriter open Xplains always from the Web

Unread post by Olivier Beltrami » Tue Jul 27, 2021 9:08 am

Hi,

I am about to create a series of Xplain tutorials to include in my H&M project.

Is it possible for the Xplain object inserted in an H&M topic to always open the online version on the Xplain, regardless if the topic is in an eWriter output or a WebHelp one ?

I guess what I am looking for is that the PDF Print option (When publishing a PDF/Print manual, Print the first slide only, and link this Xplain to the following Web page) be also available for the eWriter format.

Very best regards,

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Unread post by Tim Green » Tue Jul 27, 2021 9:13 am

The easiest way to achieve this is to do it yourself: Make a screenshot of your first slide and insert this as an Internet link to your Web-based Xplain. 8)
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Unread post by Olivier Beltrami » Tue Jul 27, 2021 9:27 am

So, when inserting Media, I would choose "Custom Web Content" rather than "Help Xplain" ?
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Re: Having eWriter open Xplains always from the Web

Unread post by Tim Green » Tue Jul 27, 2021 11:48 am

Olivier Beltrami wrote:
Tue Jul 27, 2021 9:27 am
So, when inserting Media, I would choose "Custom Web Content" rather than "Help Xplain" ?
No. Don't use the media tool at all since you are not inserting any media. You are inserting a regular Internet link. Use the normal link tool and choose an image as the link type.
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Re: Having eWriter open Xplains always from the Web

Unread post by Olivier Beltrami » Wed Jul 28, 2021 9:50 am

Thank you, Tim.
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