Hi, Peter. Thanks for the reply, I guess that I should have been more specific. What I have is an extensive help resource for a shopping cart application. However, there are some users of the shopping cart system who won't see certain features. I was going to try to hide those features' instructions from those users, by passing a parameter in the URL (we can assign whatever help "launch" URL we'd like, in the system).
Thanks for the response, Peter. I may end up with up to 15 categories of users, so I was hoping to work out something in the code. If need be, I can go the manual route and create 15 versions of help though.
Rh10 introduced Dynamic User Centric Content, otherwise known as Content Categories. In one SSL you can create different outputs. The idea is the help is opened with a dropdown where the user can select a category. If you look in the output folder, there is a folder for each category and you can open that help to a specific category. However the user can then select the other categories.
The method is described in the Rh Tour on my site and the sample projects have an SSL showing the method.
To open a specific category, you point to the start page for the category, it bears the name of the category. Thus the TypeA category can be opened from TypeA.htm.
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I took at look at it over at your site. Thanks very much, that will be a terrific help and should do nicely!
I am using Rh9, and I am building a new section of books and I would not like anyone to see them until they are finished. Is there anything I can do in RH9 to hide them until they are complete?
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Simple to do.
Define a Conditional Build Tag named InProgress or UnderConstruction or whatever makes sense. Apply the tag to the topics. Then use a Conditional Build Expression defined as NOT InProgress or NOT UnderConstruction or whatever you used. When you generate the output the topics will not be included. And if the topics aren't there, the book(s) won't be either.
Works like a charm. Very easy to set up.
Thanks very much, guys. Great options