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Thanks Peter - that solves problem 2.
Totally tearing my hair out now with the first issue. That is, a link in a Winhelp popup (context sensitive message) cannot launch a topic in a CHM file (I'm using Insert - Help Jump - external topic). I can see the topics in the CHM file from within my project and I can create the link without any problems - it simply doesn't work when I click the link from the popup :-(
I can create an identical link from the main window (rather than a popup window) and clicking on that link will launch the CHM topic inside the main window.
I wonder therefore if this has something to do with the Window hosting the topic, although I can see no way to specify a different window when I create the external topic.
I believe you need to use the ExecFile macro ("EF" for short) to do this. Either of the following forms should work:
where "hh.exe" is the executable used to open .chm files, and "ms-its:helpfile.chm::/topic.htm" specifies the required help file and topic.
More information here:
That does it.
Lifesaver jacket for Pete :-)