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You should probably try adding that linked image to your list of Baggage files. Just expand the Baggage Files pseudo folder, locate the appropriate folder where the image is expecting to be found, then right-click and add the image.
I know it sounds odd, but it sounds like RoboHelp isn't aware of the image. So this should correct things.
Give it a go and keep us posted on the outcome!
Rick's suggestion is good..
Another approach is to create a separate topic containing the image and link from the lightbulb to it as an auto sizing (or fixed size) popup. I do not apply the project template to the popup file, to omit the header from the popup window.
Sometimes I put a one-line caption above the image, but usually the context is clear enough without it.
I use this technique frequently to cover three likely situations:
1. The user has the application open and can see the screen.
2. The user doesn't have the application open to that screen and needs the popup.
3. The WebHelp is being used as a standalone guide when the application is not active, so the popup is essential. (Such as in an "archive" of current Webhelp guides.)
Hello darkagn -
I do that frequently - no problem. I insert the linking image (I use an image of an "I" instead of a lightbulb) then set the action as DHTML drop-down text and insert the target image into the drop-down text box. Click to see the image, click again to hide it - works great.
Hi all and thanks for the great suggestions!
I first tried Rick's suggestion of adding the images to the Baggage Files folder. Unfortunately that didn't work, although I did get an interesting result when I tried to link as a popup rather than a hyperlink. It looked like it was trying to load but couldn't - the hourglass 'waiting' icon flickered many times but then I gave up waiting after a couple of minutes.
So I tried GEWB's suggestion because it seemed more like what I was hoping to accomplish (apologies to Harvey ). This has worked a treat, so thanks again!
Hello darkagn -
Glad one of the suggestions worked for you.