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

Help Family

Often, software is available as a set of related applications known as a product family. For example, a set of office productivity applications may include a word processor, a spreadsheet application, and a drawing program. Because each application may have its own help volume, it may be desirable to group the related help volumes in a help family. A help family can include a single help volume or several volumes.

Assembling your help volumes into a help family is optional. It is required only if you want your help available for browsing within a help browser such as the Help Viewer in the Front Panel.

Refer to "To Create a Help Family " for a description of help family files and how they are used.