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Page Tips

Versions 2.1.10 and 2.2.10 now support pop-up Page Tips, ie little coloured boxes which pop up when the user's mouse hovers over an entry in the Contents. Use these page tips to give extra information about your pages.

User Locale

Version 2.2 (and version 2.1.5+ if run in a suitable browser) select the most appropriate index and language files for a user, using the new index parameters locale field.

New features in version 2.2

This version has been ported to "JDK 1.1". This is the latest version of the Java Development Kit.
This version is currently only usable in Internet Explorer 4 (and Navigator 4 with the JDK 1.1 patch) so it is difficult to set up your HTML to run this version.
You can use JavaScript to determine the user's browser and make the appropriate HTML when the page is loaded. A bit messy, but it works.

Hi HelpIndex version 2.3 will run with the JDK 1.1 appletviewer, Internet Explorer 4 and Navigator 4.04+ provided you get and reference the hi230.jar file. Ie change your HTML to: <applet code=COM.phdcc.hi.HelpIndex width=400 height=200 archive="hi230.jar"> or similar.

Version 2.2+ also copes with different character encodings for index and language files, so you can use non-English character sets.

The Contents tree shows its selection as an outline when it does not have the input focus.

New features in version 2.1

Existing users please note that Hi Lab will read your existing index files, but will only write them in the new format. This format can only be used with Hi HelpIndex version 2.1 or later.

We are looking at Marimba Castanet technology which lets you have the HelpIndex classes on your computer and get updates automatically.

New features in version 2.0

example screen shot showing Contents tab Note that MakeHelpIndex has already been improved to make an index file which has the links necessary to display the Contents. However this will usually have to be edited by hand to have your desired tree layout. You can also add references to icons which you would like displayed beside a contents entry.

Language files have a new format.

Note that the version 2 class and gif files are now about 80kB; these will take users longer to download.

New features in version 1.7

New features in version 1.6

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