5 Replies Latest reply on Jan 29, 2007 5:28 AM by RoboWizard

    New tab in .chm file

      Hi,

      I want to add a custom defined tab to my .chm file. How do I achieve this?

      For example: I have three tabs in my .chm file: Contents, Index, and Search. Now, I want to add a new tab called Books to my .chm file. How do I do this?

      This is urgent. Pls help.

      Manish
        • 1. Re: New tab in .chm file
          Brian.Mccaffery Level 1
          Hello Manish,

          I suggest you read Rick's Skinny on Skins.

          Link

          Hope this helps,

          Brian
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          • 2. New tab in .chm file
            Hi Brian,

            Thanks for the reply.

            The link you gave me talks about adding tab to a webhelp project, but I want to add tabs to my .chm file. Can you please let me know how to add tabs to a .chm file.

            Regards,
            Manish
            • 3. Re: New tab in .chm file
              RoboWizard Level 4
              Hi Manish

              Although it may be reasonably easy to add a tab, the trick will be to make that tab actually DO something. For that, you will need an additional .DLL. Hence the reason for the HHActiveX.DLL that makes the Glossary tab work.

              What are you hoping to achieve with a tab labeled "Books"?

              Cheers... Rick
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              • 4. Re: New tab in .chm file
                Hi Rick,

                I want to add a new tab that works like the Contents tab. I want to add some books and topics to those books. Lets say, I want a tab called Books. In that tab, I want to have a book called 'Reports' and have topics under the book 'Report'.

                Here, I am more concerned with having custom defined tabs. I want to create three or four custom defined tabs and create my own books and topic under them. Can you help me to achieve this.

                Regards,
                Manish
                • 5. Re: New tab in .chm file
                  RoboWizard Level 4
                  Hi Manish

                  Sorry, but I won't be of any help here. As I said earlier, you will need someone that can construct a Windows Dynamic Link Library (.DLL) that would allow this to happen. In other words, you need lots of pizza, soda pop and chocolate to bribe a developer.

                  About the only way I can fathom you could achieve something similar is by creating a topic inside your .CHM that would behave this way. Inside the topic you could insert a Table of Contents control and use an alternate TOC.

                  Cheers... Rick