8 Replies Latest reply on Aug 11, 2008 6:34 AM by digitalSuzi

    Jumping between topics in the editor with hyperlinks

    Will_in_NY
      Hello all, a quick question:

      In the WYSIWYG display, I have my topic text, complete with hyperlinks. I would like to be able to click on the link, and jump to the relevant topic in order to edit it. Typical things like clicking the link while holding "ctrl" don't work, and right clicking the link doesn't bring up a "go to" option or something similar. Is there a way to do this?

      Thanks in advance

      Will
        • 1. Re: Jumping between topics in the editor with hyperlinks
          Peter Grainge Adobe Community Professional (Moderator)
          It's not an option but it is a very good point. Go to Adobe's site and enter Bug Report in the search field. It will take you to a form for entering bugs and feature enhancements. This one should definitely be requested.

          • 2. Re: Jumping between topics in the editor with hyperlinks
            Captiv8r Adobe Community Professional & MVP
            Hi folks

            Well, it's not an official option.

            If you feel like editing your registry, you *might* be able to coax RoboHelp HTML into this behavior.

            Before I reply with the possible method, what version of RoboHelp?

            Cheers... Rick
            • 3. Re: Jumping between topics in the editor with hyperlinks
              Captiv8r Adobe Community Professional & MVP
              Hmmm, may not be version specific.

              Try this:

              Close RoboHelp HTML

              Open the registry editor. (back it up and don't come cryin to me if you corrupt it, yadda yadda yadda)

              Locate the following key:
              HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Blue Sky Software\RoboEditor\Defaults

              Locate the following entry:
              AllowNavigationWhenControlKeyIsDown

              Double-click the entry and change the value from FALSE to TRUE.

              Close the Registry Editor and restart RoboHelp HTML. Then test.

              Cheers... Rick
              • 4. Re: Jumping between topics in the editor with hyperlinks
                Captiv8r Adobe Community Professional & MVP
                Additional note...

                This used to mostly work for versions up to and including X5, but not always (which is probably why it never was a supported option).

                I just tested this and it fails in version 6. But fortunately I did seem to locate the proper spot to poke if you have 6.

                I'm conducting a Captivate class today and am on a lunch break. I'll check in later on...

                HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Adobe\RoboHelp\RoboEditor\Defaults

                Cheers all... Rick
                • 5. Re: Jumping between topics in the editor with hyperlinks
                  Will_in_NY Level 1
                  Thanks for the replies,

                  I'm using X5.0.1, build 606.
                  • 6. Re: Jumping between topics in the editor with hyperlinks
                    Will_in_NY Level 1
                    Thanks Rick, your solutions solved the problem. Now for a bonus question: is there a way to create a quick "back" button in the editor as well?

                    Will
                    • 7. Re: Jumping between topics in the editor with hyperlinks
                      Captiv8r Adobe Community Professional & MVP
                      Hi Will

                      There is no way to accomplish this that I'm aware of. However, most folks are blissfully unaware of our nifty workaround. when Previewing. That is to right-click the Preview window and choose Back from the Context menu.

                      Additionally, I often hear folks express desire for the ability to have a MDI in RoboHelp. Here's the next best thing. From the Project Explorer, open a topic in the editor. Now click the TOC tab. Open a different topic. Now click the Index tab. Open yet a third different topic. Now you have rapid access to any of the three topics. You just click the tab and double-click the highlighted topic to return to it. Sorta like bookmarking them.

                      Cheers... Rick
                      • 8. Re: Jumping between topics in the editor with hyperlinks
                        digitalSuzi
                        I tried this in version 7 and it does follow the hyperlink (like the old days). Remember back in the early (Blue Sky) days when you could click the toolbar button and "follow" the hyperlink?

                        When I followed the hyperlink, RoboHelp kept the title of the original topic on the tab and in the program's title bar. This made me a bit nervous so I tested to see if I could change the topic and it would update the correct one and it does. This makes me a bit nervous though because it would be way too easy to think one topic is opened (after following it) when in fact the information from another is showing (and that's what I'd be editing). I could keep following hyperlinks and get myself lost if I work in other tabs and come back to this later.

                        Ideally the "followed" topic would open in a new tab...even though this is unsupported...Even FrameMaker allows me to follow hyperlinks, RoboHelp sure ought to!