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Hypertext Defined

The term hypertext refers to interactive elements that link individual words and phrases with other topics or topic groups. A good interactive Help system does more than present concise information in a logical order; it incorporates hypertext elements such as jumps and pop-ups that guide the reader to related topics without imposing a particular sequence. Authors can also use hypertext to keep related topics accessible without presenting an overwhelming amount of information to the reader in a single topic.

The following figure shows a list of related topics displayed by a hypertext link in HTML Help.