If I remember rightly this is controlled by two options. The first is the Auto Synchronise TOC option in your window properties. This however requires that the Always Show Selection option is checked in your single source layout. This can be found by clicking Edit to access the Advanced SSL Options and clicking on the TOC Styles tab.
I can't find these options at present, where would I find them for RH8? At the moment I can't even see the favourites tab on windows properties.
Strangely my default format is HTML help but my window properties is showing webhelp pro hence the usual options are not displayed.
BTW the background to all this is that a recent windows update seemed to corrupt my help projects and for the html help one the index was affected.
Any more thoughts?
I created a new window with the default layout having first been set to html help.
I was then able to see the two options you mentioned and set them. On my test project however, my child projects still display in separate windows..
Methinks Colum needs more coffee, because the options he cited have nothing to do with other windows. They have to do with whether the displayed topic synchronizes with the TOC and whether the TOC entry is highlighted.
I'm thinking it has to do with creating a "Global" window. You change the names of the windows so they include Global.
The link below has more:
Helpful and Handy Links
Thank you both,
The final conclusion then,
- The window name of my master project was not the same as the child project.
- When had tried a glocal name earlier $global_xx i had used a lower case on the _xx bit of it when I should have had _Xx
- The help project now displays properly all in the same window.
Always willing to be corrected Rick, but if it's all the same to you I'll stick to my Assam
LOL, not sure what you mean?
Colum means tea, not coffee Rick ;>)
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Glad you were able to work it out.
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