In RHX5, we've put the PDFs in the baggage file. The PDFs
appear in the toc of course, and they have their own indexes. When
we get RoboEngine we'll have cross-indexing on the server. However,
for now, within WebHelp, can you create an index keyword to point
to a pdf?
I don't see how - the baggage files don't display topic
bookmarks in the Topics pane.
From a quick inspection of my index .hhk file, it would be
very difficult to link to anything but a topic. Not impossible
(after seeing what some of these folks can do, I don't say
"impossible" on this forum very often!), but difficult.
Redirect topics are easy. You create an empty RoboHelp topic
that opens the PDF. See
Rick Stone's Robowizard site
for complete instructions.