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Hyperlink to Variables does not work

Apr 17, 2012 8:43 AM

I have an Overview.htm page created. the Title of this page is a variable that displays a value that is specific to various clients. Now, when I generate Webhelp for a particular client, the variables are relevant to that client. The Overview page shows correct value of the Variable. I also have an hyperlink to the Overview. Now, when I generate Webhelp, the hyperlink goes to the default value instead of the relevant client-specific value for the Overview page. Am I doing it the right way to hyperlink to a page that has a variable?

 

- Vrushali

 
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    Apr 17, 2012 10:18 AM   in reply to VSAGWEKAR

    Hi there

     

    Are you saying it's not working? I ask because when you hyperlink, you hyperlink to file names. And there is no way to insert a variable into a file name. As the file name of the page wouldn't be changing, the hyperlink should simply work.

     

    Cheers... Rick

     

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    Apr 18, 2012 1:07 AM   in reply to VSAGWEKAR

    So the link is opening the correct page but not going to the area of the page that you want, correct?

     

    If so try creating a bookmark on the same line and make the bookmark the target of your link.

     

    The link will be as it is now followed by #bookmarkname.

     

     


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    Apr 18, 2012 6:11 AM   in reply to VSAGWEKAR

    Hi all

     

    Basically it sounds to me as if you have marked a block of text in your Overview that contains a bookmark.The TOC is likely opening the Overview page generically by pointing to the HTM page, thus you are seeing what you expect. But your links seem to be pointing to specific bookmarks that are possibly being removed by a build expression.

     

    Perhaps it will help if you do this. Post some code and screen captures for us to view.

     

    Post the HTML code for the Overview page. Post a screen capture of the properties for the TOC element that works correctly. Select the link that doesn't appear to work properly and change to the HTML view. Then either screen capture what you see or copy the text of the link so we can see what you are pointing to.

     

    Based on those elements, we should be able to go a long way to helping you sort what is happening.

     

    Cheers... Rick

     

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