2 Replies Latest reply on Nov 2, 2009 3:40 PM by Richard Sanford

    Hide Search Tab

    Richard Sanford

      Is there a way to suppress the display of the Search tab in a WinHelp 2000 project?  I'm using RH 7.0 for Word.

        • 1. Re: Hide Search Tab
          RoboColum(n) Level 5

          Hi Richard.


          It has been awhile since I did any WinHelp work but I think you should be able to do this via the DisableButton startup macro. Take a look at this macro under the Button category.


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          • 2. Re: Hide Search Tab
            Richard Sanford Level 1

            Thanks, Andrew.  It appears to me that macro and its companions, CreateButton, EnableButton, etc., apply to Help buttons only, not tabs:


            DisableButton WinHelp macro


            The DisableButton macro grays out a button added with the CreateButton macro if the EnableButton macro has not yet been executed.

            Parameter Description

            button-id The identifier assigned to the button by the CreateButton macro. The button identifier must be enclosed in quotation marks.



            Also, the RoboHelpExShowNavPane macro looked promising, but it hides the entire navigation pane, not an individual tab, and takes no parameters:


            RoboHelpExShowNavPane WinHelp macro


            This macro provides the functionality for the WinHelp 4 Explorer view – including the show/hide feature for the navigation pane.

            RoboHelp automatically places this macro in the Startup Macros section (Project tab, Project folder Startup Macros folder) of your help project whenever you select this feature.