It sounds like they have in mind using the URL for various purposes. If they just use the full path to the URL, that topic will open without the toolbar or TOC. You can create a URL that overcomes that problem and that is described in Calling WebHelp Using URLs on my site.
I would have a read of that and perhaps show it to the developers before doing anything more.
If they are viewing the output in IE, right clicking and selecting Properties will give them the information they require.
See www.grainge.org for RoboHelp and Authoring tips
I will get back to the engineers, as I think they mean either a field that displays the location or for the location to appear in the title bar or staus bar. I will check though.
Right-clicking within IE would be useful, but I think most of them are non-Windows users, so unfortuately it's not really an option.
Thanks for your help.
Go to Insert>HTML>Advanced>Script.. and paste the following:
document.write(" " + document.location);
It will show as a red box within the editor, but will show up properly in your published output.
But, as Peter mentions, if this URL is pasted into the browser it will open up without the top toolbar or TOC etc (but with a "show" link to load them in)
Thanks that might just be what they need.
I'll give it a try and see what the reaction is...
Thanks for the help.
Is there any way that the info could appear in the title bar? I realise that the File -> Project Settings option enables you to enter a static title for the help in the Project TItle field. But...is there a way to show your current location in the title bar?
Thanks as ever for any suggestions.
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You might accomplish it by adding the script to a footer.
In case you have never tried this, you define a new Template (In 8 it's called a Master Page). You then define a Footer in the Template that contans this script and you apply the template to all existing topics to propagate the footer.
That may really help.