Expanding Drop-Downs/Togglers in CHM Search

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Expanding Drop-Downs/Togglers in CHM Search

Postby doloremipsum on Mon Jan 25, 2021 7:52 pm

Hi all, I have a long shot for you.

I'm creating CHM output for our software offline help. A lot of the topics are very long and I would like to collapse a lot of the text into dropdowns or togglers (slight preference for drop downs because they're easier to implement, but they do basically look the same in the output).

I'm still in experimentation stage on this right now, but here's the main sticking point: when you use the Search tab in a CHM, it can find the hidden text, but will not expand the drop-downs/togglers when you click on the topic. Further, it doesn't highlight the text that you were searching for even if you expand it. This makes the search almost useless.

So: does anyone have a clever way to expand the drop-downs/togglers on the topic when you open the topic from the search tab?

(I am going to ask about switching to HTML5 help, but I don't think it'll happen any time soon.)
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