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Assuming you're using chm, you can do this using Related Topics controls, but it requires a bit of hacking of HTML in the topic you are creating the hyperlink in. These instructions are for RH6, but hopefully work and are similar for RH7 and RH8.
1. Insert a Related Topics control and ensure the 'Hidden' option is selected.
2. Select the hidden control and switch to TrueCode. The code should be displaying code for two <object> tags.
3. Find 2 locations where the topic is referenced, and add the chm file name to it. See the red areas in the attached image.
4. Find param name="window" and add the window name of the window you want to open in the value section. See the green area in the attached image.
5. Take note of the object ID. See the pink area in the attached image.
6. Switch back to WYSIWYG view.
7. Open the Hyperlink dialog box for the hyperlink you want to open in a specific window.
8. Use the following as the link:
where 'RelatedTopics' is the ID you noted in step 5. If it's the only Related Topics control in the topic, it's likely you can just paste the above code.
Hopefully I've remembered all the steps.
Amebr - Sweet and exactly what I would have recommended.
For all reading this thread you need to be aware that this suggestion WILL NOT WORK if you are using RoboHelp 8. At least not without some serious finagling.
Hoping everyone floods Adobe with Bug Reports on this. It's quite frustrating.
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Thanks to both.
I've been trying the proposed solution (excellent post !! ) and couldn't get it to work with Robohelp 8. I thought it was either finger trouble or a problem in that I am working within a single CHM file. That is, my project has two windows and I want to click on a link that launches a topic (in the same help file) in the other window for the help file.
Given the second reply (much appreciated) It's looking like it's not my mistake; hope that Adobe can sort us out with a patch.