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Hi Jim. The only way I can envisage this to be done would be by writing your own macro to attach to the window. Mind you I've no idea where you'd start. Perhaps someone else can help you. However I'd question the reason why an index is deemed unnecessary. Obviously I don't know the background as to why there are duplicate topics but I'd suggest it would be worth the effort sorting this out so that an index is used. Many of my users use this before anything else. IMHO it is well worth the extra time is getting your index "right".
Thanks for getting back to me. I agree - a well done index is worth it, probably worth more than the full-text search in this case. Unfortunately, when the help was originally created for the DOS version of the application, the programmers decided to create field level help for EVERY field (2,680 total). Since none of these topics provided any context for which field belonged to which screen, it's now kind of confusing to go through an index and view 17 different "County" fields from 17 different fields, all with different descriptions. If I had the chance, I would have completely changed the goal of the help into something more useful.