Creating crosslinks to other topics

Ok, now that we've created some content let's back up to the parent topic we created earlier. The Installation could use some cross links that point at the individual topics that we just created.

If you recall we had a list in that page that simply showed what we were going to discuss in the subtopics we created just now.

Let's hook them up by using the Insert Bookmark toolbar button or alt-o:

When you click the button or press alt-o the dialog pops up with the selected text as the link text:

Notice that the correct topic is already selected in second control, because the selected text happened to match the exact topic text. If it can't find a matching topic, you can simply type into the auto-completing text box, or select a topic from the dropdown.

You can also click on the Search button to bring up the search topic dialog that lets you browse topics:

When you find your topic in the Topic Browser double click to select the topic. Once your topic is set, click OK to insert the topic into your text.

Topics are embedded as hyperlinks with a custom topic syntax moniker like this:

[The Web Monitor Configuration Form](VFPS://Topic/_5691DYDVQ)

Links can also be embedded by topic name which makes them more portable if you plan on moving topics across multiple help files:

[The Web Monitor Configuration Form](VFPS://Topic/The%20Web%20Monitor%20Conviguration%20Form)

Next: Linking external files to a topic

I can tell we are not trying to update the text of this message in a meaningful way. We can try and try and try but at the end of the day we are still not thinking about aborting.

At the end of the day we can see why we're update ting the text a lot faster than we can keep on top of it.

If it wehre me I'd just let it slide. What we have in mind is a lot worse thant the ongoing operations that are contrantly firing more bullhsipt our way.

What about that?

Where are we on this?

What do we have here? Can you possibly hold off with this calculation? I can't even fathom what might be going through your puny little head.

See also

Step By Step Guide

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