I'm not sure who JR is, but...
Try right-clicking the Index term and choosing Properties.
See that option labeled Cross-reference?
Does that help accomplish what you are asking?
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Hi Jo. Your post rant stress level must have affected my ability to understand exactly what you want. Can you tell me more about these "see references"? Is it some sort of redirection that sends the user in a different direction when they click on an index keyword?
Read the RoboColum(n).
Yeah, I think that's what I want...finally clicked that's what I need to do. I've been using linking keywords to themselves. This is a really complex index, I have multiple pods, each with topics with the same name, so I have sub keywords with sub keywords sometimes. What I wish I could do is link a sub keyword to itself, but that doesn't seem to be an option (although I suppose I could use Notepad to hack the thing like we used to have to do...). After awhile you just get mind-fried and don't see the forest for the trees - or the trees for the forest...
But the help still sucks! But then, Adobe's help is notorious for that, so I shouldn't be too surprised.
I figured it out, Colum (see my response to Rick)...as I told him, this is a HUGE, complex index - we've combined four different help systems into an integrated one and many of the topics have the same name - only the content is different, depending on the module, so we can't have just one topic. It's mind-fryiing, and it didn't click.
So, now that I've made an idiot out of myself, I'll tuck my tail between my legs and slink back off to my indexing.
PS: It was Bobby in the shower...I think I may have seen maybe one episode of that show - and I live here in Dallas!
Dang! And I thought it was the Butcher, with a Candlestick, in the Library!
Glad you got it sorted! Yeah, pesky that the Cross Referencing doesn't work with sub index terms. I remember discovering that little hack nine years or so ago. One of the HTML Help updates broke it good. (and seemingly forever - but I've not tried it in eons)
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Well, I accidentally discovered a hack which DOESN'T involve Notepad!! Start out with the keyword at the first level, get it all set up, then cut and paste inside the desired keyword. Behold, the "see me" holds!
Mind you, I haven't generated/compiled, yet, so don't know if it'll hold when I do that. I'll have to let you know.
A hack without Notepad is like...
A day without sunshine!
A Margarita without salt!
A donut without coffee!
Okay, I'll thop it now... Geeth... That thuff tathtes thickier than cotton candy!