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Thread: Embedding Help in documents (XP)
2004-03-31, 15:59 #1
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Embedding Help in documents (XP)
I am interested in embedding Help into Word documents. For example, is it possible to have an option on the Help menu that opens a help file that is document-specific? Or to have F1 help available in different columns, etc.? The documents would in most cases not be forms (and I am aware that status bar help is available for form fields).
Thanks for your help.
2004-03-31, 18:22 #2
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Re: Embedding Help in documents (XP)
You cannot directly integrate document content (or embedded files in the document) into Word's help system, but you could:
(1) Take over the F1 keystroke and respond to it using your own code in which you check the location of the insertion point in the document;
(2) Add help buttons or hyperlinks in the document to which you respond with your own help information;
(3) Embed a compiled help file (*.CHM) or just a plain old Word document with help text;
(4) Add a menu item that runs a macro that launches any kind of file (inside Word or outside Word).