This page demonstrates various Context Help types supported by ClickHelp
Click this link to open the Context Help help topic. Getting links of this kind in ClickHelp is easy - just publish your project and copy any topic URL from the address bar in your web browser. Links can point to specific sections of help topics. They can also be Smart Links which point to the latest published topic in a multi-version project.
There are several ways to vary link behavior:
You can open ClickHelp topics using keyboard shortcuts. Press F1 on this page to open a topic in the current window, F2 to open a topic in a new browser tab or F3 to open a help topic in a browser popup window without TOC and F4 to open a help topic in a browser popup window with TOC and navigation.
Keyboard shortcuts can also be associated with specific UI elements. Press F1, F2, F3 or F4 in the edit box below open a different help topic:
In-page popup windows are probably the most common type of context help on the web. ClickHelp provides built-in means to generate them
Click or hover the help icons near the edit boxes below to see the effect.
Popups can be associated with literally any elements in your interface. Instead of images or input boxes they can be associated with text labels - this way, a popup may explain what this or that setting means.Hover this text to see the effect
Assistant panels are embedded panels which display documentation in your app interface, like this:
They can be sets of context-sensitive links describing typical tasks for the current page, or even containers for multi-step tutorials describing how to get started with the current screen of your application. Links in assistant panels can be set up to open inside the panel in this case.
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