wow! No answers. By the way I meant parameter not variable, sorry
I think you are in a bit of unfamiliar territory for most of us here.
- You are asking about a format that is new to most folks
- You are asking about a method of operating that is mostly foreign to help development
As a result, there aren't any pat answers just yet. Likely you will need to obtain the answers from Adobe themselves.
In most help systems we think of something similar. We call it Context Sensitive Help (CSH). We establish a link between the application and the help so that when F1 is pressed the relevant topic appears. We don't think in terms of supplying a search parameter. This is why I say you are in unfamiliar territory for most of us.
Hi! Thanks for your answer.
But I couldn't understand well. So, is CSH possible with RoboHelp or not?
Also again I apologise for the cross-posting.
CSH is indeed possible for RoboHelp. Exactly how you implement it depends on a couple of different factors.
- Application code
- Visual Basic
- Each application uses a different manner to do CSH
- Output type
- AIR Help
I believe the help file that ships with RoboHelp has information on how to do CSH.
- Application code
Thank you again!
I have downloaded the robohtml help pdf ( a document with 374 pages ). 11th chapter is all about the CSH.
Call your Help projects with the function
Yes, it's Adobe's software today. But it wasn't always that way. Adobe got RoboHelp by way of purchasing Macromedia. And Macromedia got it by way of purchasing eHelp corporation.
For those of us that have been with the product for a long while (I began using it in 1992) it comes as no surprise that ActionScript isn't mentioned.
As explained by other expert people here, RoboHelp support CSH functionality, where in you can call CSH API to show any Help topic in a particular help output(including AIR help).
The feature which you are asking, wherein given some word or variable, that word should start showing up in the Search input box of AIR Help output, this feature is currently not supported in RH8.
I recommed you to go to RoboHelp wish list page and add this feature request, so that the RoboHelp product team can look into this feature request.