Make your topic links always display the Table of Contents
Help Builder supports linking of online topics of a published Help File in a couple of ways:
- Direct linking to topic
You link directly to a topic via it's topic id:
- Linking to topic via the full Help Viewer
You can also bring up the topic with the topic browser showing and the topic selected, which provides some context to your help topic.
The latter isn't difficult to do, but if you're using the browser's Copy Link Location option to capture a link to one of your help file:
which gives you a URL like this:
Now if you want to send this link to somebody you have to manually fix it up to show the full Help Viewer display:
which isn't ideal.
Automatically show the Full Help ViewerWith a little bit of manipulation of the Help Builder header_template.wcs in your project, however, it's quite simple to make it so that every time you access a help topic directly in a browser, it redirects and shows the full Viewer display.
To open the header_template.wcs file in your configured text editor do this:
- Open your Help Project
- Click on any topic in the Topic Tree
- Right click and select Edit Topic Templates | Edit Header Template
Now when you access:
the browser automatically navigates to:
which brings up the full viewer.
See alsoLinking to Web based HTML Help Content
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