I generate WebHelp for a product that is released under two different names. That is same product & functionality but different branding.
Instead of generating two separate versions of the help for each product, my boss would like to release one version of the help and have the applications update the product name.
The idea is to insert variable code for the product name and then change it on the fly by "passing a variable" via URL when a topic is called by the application - which is web-based.
Is this possible with WebHelp?
I'm not sure this is doable, but wanted to see if anyone here has seen something like this done.
I'm afraid I don't see how you could do that. Even when you are able to make it work on a single page, I don't see how you would make it work when you switch pages or use CSH. And we're not talking about the TOC, Index etcetra yet.
I think that two outputs is the way to go. And it shouldn't be hard for the developer to use a different URL for calling the help depending on the branding of your application.
I was thinking the same thing regarding the TOC and the Index, in addition to some other things.
Thanks for the feedback.