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

Review Help as the User Will See It

During the authoring process, you will need to display your help so you can interact with it just as your audience will. To display a help volume from the desktop, double-click the file icon of the run-time help volume (volume.sdl). Or, you can also display any help topic using the dthelpview command. Chapter 4, Processing and Displaying a Help Volume, describes both methods.

If you are writing application help, and the Help System has been integrated into your application, you can view your help by running the application and making help requests just as the user will.