1. Yes, we do incorporate screen captures in our topics, and
I have streamlined as much as I can, stripping out all duplicates
and linking to the source.
2. I do realize that by use of the pop-up images, which I use
a lot, it does impact the speed simply by virtue of the image size.
3. MY question is this: I was hired to maintain a system that
already exists and have taught myself a lot of streamlining
features but am sure there are others I'm not aware of. I was just
wondering if maybe there was a better design structure I could
apply to improve the efficiency of the topics. Here is our current
1 Main project under which all other projects (CHM) are
linked as Merged Topics.
300+ Topics - each one creating a separate CHM that is then
merged into the main project
Some of these individual topics are quite large (we have 1
topic per screen/feature). I have broken out as much as I can into
common topics and link to those rather than repeating information;
but even with that, I still have some huge ones such as the one I'm
It is taking like 1 minute at times from clicking "Insert
hyperlink" till I get the dialog to select the bookmark and several
minutes just for the topic to open or compile.
I've come across terms such as "Page" "Topic" "Book" "Pane"
etc, and was just wondering if maybe we need to tweak our
underlying structure to improve in this area. Any suggestions?