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Creating Popup Topics

In online Help targets, a pop-up is a hyperlink that displays another topic in a separate pop-up window. In printed manual targets, a pop-up can refer to another topic by its physical page number.

To create a pop-up topic, select the link text and apply the C1HPopup character style. Use the Popup Link D2HML dialog box to specify a topic to link to, or add a secondary part to the hot spot, setting its tag property to the link tag of the topic to which you are jumping. If one of the link tags of the destination topic exactly matches the text of the hot spot or the tag property, the jump is created. See Creating a Hot Spot and Doc-To-Help Markup Language (D2HML) for more information on applying D2HML styles and using D2HML.

Note:  When adding a pop-up in WinHelp, set the NonScrolling property of the “target” paragraph style to False.

To enable automatic page number references for pop-ups in printed manual targets:

1.   On the Icon bar, click Project.

2.   Select the Character Styles item from the left pane and select a character style whose Behavior property is set to Topic Link and LinkType is set to Popup.

3.   In the property pane, set the PageRef property value to True.