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While I'm sure you can find the answer in Rick's wonderful help file, here is what to look for.
You have seen that you can open a remote topic within the current help viewer but what you want to do is open another CHM, complete with all of its own navigation tools. The easiest way to do this is with a shortcut control. Direct the shortcut to run hh.exe - this is the Windows HTML Help viewer. Rick's file will give you more details. Implementing this will leave your current help window open as well. If you want to close the calling program, you would need a script to do that.
John / Brian - The Shortcut does do what I want to do, BUT, two questions I want to make sure I am not missing something about:
1. For "the program to run" I inserted the actual CHM file name not "hh.exe". If I use that it does not work. With the CHM file name it works.
2. The button it builds does not display the complete label in the compiled CHM. It does show it in the WYSIWYG editor.
How can I make the button size larger, and is the "hh.exe" supposed to be in the "program to run" field?
Thanks again for your help. I am much closer than I was.
Wait, I was using an invalid character it appears (ALT+0149). If I use a period vs. this bullet symbol the whole button displays.
Brian / John,
I have resolved those last issues I believe, but with being able to make that secondary window open, it opens in a much larger size than I want. Does that have to do with the window class setting in the shortcut dialog? I tried a couple window "types" obtained from the Help, but didn't seem to have an effect.
Thanks for any help you can provide.
You can define a size for the secondary window. Do this the same way you set the size for your main window - in the Window Properties.
I believe I have got the answers I need. Sorry for taking the long way around the block to get there. I appreciate it very much.