ROBOHELP HTML 8.
I need to provide my dev team with some getting started content they will embed in the app. This content will link to specific topics in the help.
What is the hyperlink strategy for opening a new browser window showing the entire help, including the TOC frame, with a preselect topic displayed in the other frame?
How you open the help depends on your output. Also, you have multiple options per output type. To keep the help and the application separated, you can use id's to let developers call the help. You can provide your developers with a map file (*.h) that contains the codes from the application and the corresponding id. Developers than call your help using the id. RH provides several API's for calling the help. See <install dir>/Adobe RoboHelp 8/CSH API/. Give that to your developers.
Before you start, think of a way to make it easy on yourself. If you're going to have a project with a few thousand topics, you don't want to create the context sensitivity manually.
For WebHelp, be sure to visit Peter's site on: http://www.grainge.org/pages/authoring/calling_webhelp/calling_webhelp.htm That article provides an overview of the available methods of calling WebHelp.