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Website Link

Postby dwag on Fri Mar 14, 2008 6:48 am

I'm working on a help project for our company's software. I'd like to make it ridiculously easy for our customers to link to our website. I know I can provide links on any and all pages of help, but is there an equally visible, less "busy" way?
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Re: Website Link

Postby RamonS on Fri Mar 14, 2008 7:02 am

What do you mean with "less busy"? You can add that link to a master page and set all topics to use that master page, which will then have the result that Flare slaps the hyperlink into every topic upon compile. Can't get any easier than that.
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Re: Website Link

Postby lacastle on Fri Mar 14, 2008 7:31 am

I have the logo in the upper right corner of the webhelp screen hyperlink to our website.

In the Skin, Styles tab, under Toolbar Item > Logo, for OnClick I have:

window.open('http://www.yourcompany.com');

I've also obviously changed the icon so users don't click on the MadCap logo and go to our website.
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Re: Website Link

Postby LTinker68 on Fri Mar 14, 2008 8:15 am

You can also add a custom "button" to the toolbar and give it an onClick event that calls your website.
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Re: Website Link

Postby dwag on Fri Mar 14, 2008 8:59 am

lacastle:

Beautiful.

Since I haven't yet learned master pages (soon, though, I will have), I shamelessly rely on step-by-steps, and yours precisely solved the riddle I so inelegantly posed. The result is most pleasing.

Wish I could return the favor, but thanks so much. Thanks so much to all.
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Re: Website Link

Postby lacastle on Fri Mar 14, 2008 9:06 am

I'm sure as you get more familiar with Flare, you'll be returning the favor and solving other people's problems.
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Re: Website Link

Postby RamonS on Fri Mar 14, 2008 9:40 am

Dwag, good that you have a solution now, but believe me, you really do want to look at Master Pages. It is amazing what you can do with that feature.
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Re: Website Link

Postby dwag on Fri Mar 14, 2008 1:07 pm

Thanks, RamonS. In the meantime, if you happen to have a recommendation as regards the best place to begin my quest for master page mastery, I'd be most grateful.
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Re: Website Link

Postby Richard Ferrell on Fri Mar 14, 2008 2:58 pm

Tech Support Gives Demos about once a week on Different parts of Flare, and One of the past was on MasterPages and Proxies, you can view a recorded version of this on our website at

http://www.madcapsoftware.com/support/demos.aspx

Other Demos include

Visual Source Safe and Flare Demo >
Flare User Interface >
Flare Tables and Styles >
Feedback Server and Service >
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Re: Website Link

Postby MarinaMichaels on Tue Aug 12, 2008 4:58 am

Thanks for the informaiton about the demos!

Unfortunately, I tried viewing the demo on master pages, but it stops after just a few seconds. I viewed the demo on best practices for table styles and it worked fine. To whom should I report this?
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