5 Replies Latest reply on Sep 1, 2006 3:06 PM by HWHomberg

    Jumping to a specific topic externally

    HWHomberg Level 1
      Is there a way to open up a specific help topic from outside of the help file within an email? Say I click the link in the email and it opens the help project, and then automatically jumps to a specific topic in the help project. Does this involve bookmarks in the project?
        • 1. Re: Jumping to a specific topic externally
          Peter Grainge Adobe Community Professional (Moderator)
          You need a link with the format

          pathtostartpage/startpage.htm#pathtotargettopic/targettopic.htm

          That is fully described in this topic. Click here.

          It only involves bookmarks if you want to open the page at a bookmark in which case you would add to the above

          #nameofbookmark

          • 2. Re: Jumping to a specific topic externally
            HWHomberg Level 1
            I'm thinking I have the format off a little. So if this is my start page info:

            X:/Stuff Folder/Help Project/StartPage.htm

            And the topic I want opened is the same folder as the start page:

            X:/Stuff Folder/Help Project/Topic22.htm

            Then this isn't working:

            X:/Stuff Folder/Help Project/StartPage.htm#X:/Stuff Folder/Help Project/Topic22.htm

            Corrections?
            • 3. Re: Jumping to a specific topic externally
              Captiv8r Adobe Community Professional & MVP
              Hi ClubHans

              Peter may be on his way home from work or to supper about now (he lives in the UK)

              The correct path would be:
              X:/Stuff Folder/Help Project/StartPage.htm#Topic22.htm

              Or to a bookmark on that page:
              X:/Stuff Folder/Help Project/StartPage.htm#Topic22.htm#BookMarkName

              Or if this file were in a folder of your help project named MoreStuff:
              X:/Stuff Folder/Help Project/StartPage.htm#MoreStuff/Topic22.htm

              The link below should help you figure out quite easily what the link should be:
              Click here and read the article

              Cheers... Rick
              • 4. Re: Jumping to a specific topic externally
                Peter Grainge Adobe Community Professional (Moderator)
                Actually he's toddling off to bed! Night all.

                • 5. Re: Jumping to a specific topic externally
                  HWHomberg Level 1
                  G'nite dude.

                  Thanks a ton for all of the responses. I know now how to get the right URL to jump to the topic.

                  I'm still sleuthing the other half of this, though. Once I get the right URL, I can copy and paste it into the broswer address bar and it will go to the correct topic. Now I need to be able to email this link and have someone else open it to a specific topic. (Sure I could tell em to copy and paste the link from the email into the browser... now that's just too easy).

                  Putting it as a link in Outlook, though, is still giving me a headache and it's only bringing up the start page when the broswer window comes up. The #Topic22.htm section of my link gets chopped off.

                  Must be something to do with the email settings, because Outlook is checking mail attachments, and it's telling me:

                  You should only open attachments from a trustworthy source.
                  Attachment: StartPage.htm from X:\Stuff Folder\Help Project
                  Would you like to open the file or save it blabbity blah...

                  This is how our area is set up for security, and it appears that Outlook's only seeing the stuff before the # sign.