3 Replies Latest reply on Aug 15, 2007 1:08 PM by Peter Grainge

    highlight searched index term in webhelp

    upperbasin Level 1
      Adobe Support suggested I bring this question to the forum because the solution requires coding changes.

      RH HTML 6, generating WebHelp: I want to have an Index Keyword highlighted when I select one of the topics listed for that keyword. Example: An index keyword is "Inventory," which appears in three topics (or only one - it doesn't matter). I select the topic and it is displayed. What I want is for that keyword to have a highlighted background, typically yellow, within the topic. This allows users to quickly locate the keyword. It's also a very common standard - even RH6's own help has this feature.

      I understand this requires some code-crunching. Please let me know what code needs tweaking, and where it's located.
        • 1. Re: highlight searched index term in webhelp
          Peter Grainge Adobe Community Professional (Moderator)
          Welcome to the forum.

          I don't see that feature with RH's own help, at least not in the Index. Do you mean the Search?

          An index keyword does not have to be a word that appears in the topic so a highlight feature might be difficult.

          If you do mean Search. Take a look at my site. There is a method there.

          • 2. Re: highlight searched index term in webhelp
            upperbasin Level 1
            Hi. Yes, I know an index keyword doesn't have to be in the topic, which makes the whole exercise rather interesting. This was asked by someone who was looking at a beta version of the online help and asked about the possibility of having index keywords highlighted in the selected topic.

            The statement that it is possible, albeit not easily, was given to me by the adobe help desk, who also said to post here and they would respond. Of course, I welcome responses from folks like you as well.

            (I tried to open your site (www.grainge.org) but it wasn't working.)

            • 3. Re: highlight searched index term in webhelp
              Peter Grainge Adobe Community Professional (Moderator)
              Adobe do not themselves normally post in the forum. Are you still saying the index highlighting works in RH's own help? I suspect they are talking about indexes and thinking about searches, but we'll see.

              The site is up and running so I think it was just a temporary glitch.

              Let us know if you do get it working please.