Displaying new TOC if linking from one CHM to another

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Displaying new TOC if linking from one CHM to another

Postby cburnett on Wed Dec 12, 2018 2:24 pm

Here's my scenario:

I have two CHM files, which we'll call A and B. These CHM files are created from two separate targets in my Flare project. One of the topics in A links to one of the topics in B. If I open A and click on the link, the desired topic in B opens up properly, but the TOC that is displayed on the left side of the HTML Help window remains the TOC for A. Is there any way in Flare to set it so that following a link from one CHM file to another will change the displayed TOC to match the newly opened CHM? I've tried all kinds of settings and linking styles and I can't seem to make it work.

Thanks in advance for any insight.
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Re: Displaying new TOC if linking from one CHM to another

Postby Psider on Wed Dec 12, 2018 5:33 pm

Maybe you could set the link to open in a new window? It's been a long time since I've used chms though.
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Re: Displaying new TOC if linking from one CHM to another

Postby cburnett on Thu Dec 13, 2018 7:49 am

Psider wrote:Maybe you could set the link to open in a new window? It's been a long time since I've used chms though.


Yeah I tried that...doing that opens the topic in an Internet Explorer window with no TOC for some reason.
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Re: Displaying new TOC if linking from one CHM to another

Postby Psider on Thu Dec 13, 2018 5:08 pm

hmm, maybe you have to use the chm name like projectb.chm://path\to\topic.htm? (i forget which way around the slashes go)
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