Hello. For years at another job, the help I created was for
each page/form. Now, at my new company, we do not have page/form
level help. Instead, I deliver one .chm file for each product.
Is there anyway to combine them? My boss was wondering if
that could work for a future release with some new and more complex
functionality. For instance, if one particular form was very
complicated, could I include a page-level help file (.html I
presume) just for that form (or even a few forms)? Or would I have
to do something to the entire project and make all non-conceptual
topics be called from a file name (that Develkopment links in) for
Any wisdom would be appreciated. I have never been posed with
the notion of combining these two types of deliverables and was
I think you not asking whether your product CHMs can have
form level help. Is this right? If so, yes you can in exactly the
same way as you did at your previous company. Your RH topic would
document the form and the mapid placed against it would be used to
link to it from the application.
BTW I personally would not advise a call for multiple forms.
It can be done but the end user experience could be
I'm not sure I precisely understand your predicament, but it
seems that what you are looking for is called "context sensitve
help." So search for that term in the RoboHelp help file to get
started. The application can then call an individual page from the
.chm file, selecting the page related to where it is called from.