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

Multiple Source Files

The volume.htg file contains entity declarations and entity references to files that make up the help volume. Although HelpTag expects a single volume.htg file as input, you can separate your work into multiple source files. Additional files are sourced into the volume.htg file using file entities. A file entity is like a pointer to another file. That file, in effect, is inserted wherever the entity's name appears in the volume.htg file. The referenced files can also contain entity references to yet other files. (Entities can also be used to reference text strings.)