Common Desktop Environment: Help System Author's and Programmer's Guide


This partial help volume shows how a general topic is added to the meta information section. The topic's title is "Pop-up!" and its ID is my-popup-topic.

   <title> My Help
      This is My Help, Version 1.0.  &copy; 1995.
   <otherfront id=my-popup-topic> <head> Pop-up!

   This is a pop-up topic, displayed via a definition link
   somewhere in my help volume.

 <hometopic>  Welcome to My Help

Presumably, within some other topic in the help volume, there's a definition link to display this topic.

The link might look like this:

Here's a sample of a pop-up <link my-popup-topic Definition> definition link<\link>.

The words "definition link" become the active hyperlink and will be displayed with a dashed underline. Selecting the link displays the "Pop-up!" topic in a quick help dialog box.