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

Create the Run-Time Help Files

  1. Open File Manager and change to the build subdirectory. Select the voiceact.htg file icon and choose Compile from the Selected menu in File Manager.

    This executes the HelpTag software which creates a run-time version of your online help volume (voiceact.sdl). Status and error messages are placed in a new file, whose name is of the form volume.err.

  2. Open the voiceact.err file to check that your file processed without errors. If errors occurred, fix them by editing or renaming the text files as needed.

    Note -

    You can run HelpTag manually in a terminal window.

    To do so, execute the following command:

    dthelptag -verbose voiceact.htg

    The -verbose option tells HelpTag to display its progress on your screen.