|Product Help||Inspecting a Web Site or CD-ROM|
Let Hi HelpIndex provide a Contents and Index for you!
Here's how the eventual implementation will look:
Try it for real.
You have arranged the Contents in a logical way, providing a Welcome page and Ordering Information first. Then the Products are all grouped together. Finally there is a list of Distributors and some Legal Stuff.
In this screen shot, the user has selected Computer Supplies
in the Products section.
If they select Display Page then the page
will be displayed.
This next screen shot shows the Index in action.
The user has typed in the letter P.
Various keywords have been found: Pencils, Pens, Products, etc.
The user has selected Products.
Then various pages are listed.
The user has selected Computer Supplies.
The same page,
computer.html, will be displayed.
The standard Windows help system does not use web pages. However using web pages allows the documentation to be prepared easily and made available online.
With Hi HelpIndex, a software developer can add a Contents and Index to their product help system.
And hey! this is exactly what we have done with Hi Lab. This Windows program provides its help using web pages, and Hi HelpIndex provides the Contents and Index.
Note that users must have Internet Explorer installed for this help system to work. At present, Netscape Navigator may not be incorporated into a program in quite the same way.
Purchasers of our Developer Licence have access to the necessary source code. This is in C++ using the MFC classes, eg for use in Visual C++.
Simply scan the web pages to make a site Contents and Index. Do this by selecting File+New and opt to scan an existing web site. The web site can be on your own hard disk, on a CD-ROM or even an online site.
|See also:||Getting started guide,
Scanning an existing web site,