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Hi Sean. Perhaps you can configure your application only to install each modular help file if the module is installed? If your master CHM was set up correctly, the user would be oblivious to the fact that they were missing a CHM as it wouldn't show in the master TOC. The only way I am aware of doing this is to get the application to check for licence keys and copy the relevant licence's help file into a central directory.
Thanks for the prompt response, Colum.
Theoretically, that works, however if the customer downloads a further application from the internet, after initially installing the applications from a CD, will the internet downloaded application help file be automatically included in the master chm help file?
Hi Sean. If the master TOC has entries for three modular CHMs of which only two are present on the end user's PC, only those two are visible. If the end user installs the third module, which in turn installs the missing CHM into the same directory as the others, the master TOC will show all three modular CHMs. They key to master TOCs is the location of the slave CHMs in the same location. If they are there, they are displayed. Hope this helps.
Many thanks Colum
I will give it a try !