My organization wants to integrate the Zoom Search Engine by
Wrensoft with RoboHelp 7. We want to embed the search input field
for Zoom in the main toolbar of the Help window. The skin editor in
RoboHelp does not provide an easy way to do this. I can add a
custom button that links to the custom search form, but I cannot
figure out how to embed a custom search field in the toolbar. Does
anyone have any experience or direction you can provide us?
I very much doubt that can be done. There's a topic on my
site about integrating ZoomSearch but the start point of any search
is a field that ZoomSearch provides in the htm page it creates.
Getting that field onto your toolbar is going to be outside the way
Zoom was designed.
Your developers would have to pull apart the mechanics of
that page and figure it out, if it can be done.
Have you tried approaching WrenSoft to see if they can
Personally I think it is going to be a massive effort for
minimal benefit. What's the objection to clicking a button that
provides a page with the field and the results? If you get the
field into the toolbar, the search page has still got to display to
show the results.
I agree with Peter about the user getting to the page with
I also prefer the Search page because we're using the Zoom
provide exact phrase searches, we give users a complete breakdown
of the elements on the Search page (Keyword limits, Categories,
etc.), as a mini-user guide.
And Ray and David are the best at providing timely and
accurate answers in the Zoom user forum!