Authoring - Invocation of the topics

A menu bar in HelpServer is represented by a folder. The lines in the folder and its dependants are used to construct the menu bar and its submenus. The topics in the folder structure are the content objects that you can select or invoke by means of a click on the menu item.

Invoking a topic from a menu

Topics can occur in both the menu bar and the submenus and you can invoke these topics according to the following methods.

In a new topic pane


In a new browser page


In a new browser window or browser tab


In a drop down


You cannot directly invoke a folder from a menu bar or its submenus.


 About HelpServer
 Starting up and logging on
 The basic working principles
 Using the content in help and documentation systems
 Formatting the content
 Searching and replacing text
 Reusing content with shares
 Navigating with hyperlinks
 Navigating with pointerpaths
 Using bookmarks and jumps
 Duplicating content with clones
 Using tables
 Including media files
 Navigating to web pages
 Using embedded chunks
 Including html code
 Navigating with menus
 Creating a menu bar
 Decorating the menus
 Invoking the topics
 Invocation of the topics
 In a new topic pane
 In a new browser page
 In a new browser window or browser tab
 In a drop down
 Using snippets
 Spelling checking
 Using the view mode
 Creating an index
 Creating a FAQ
 Creating a glossary
 Team authoring
 Working with projects
 Setting up structured authoring
 Generating file based output
 Creating printed output
 Importing files and folders
 Loading files in the project gallery
 Converting legacy content
 Including legacy content in real time
 Transferring objects between installations
 Customizing the look and feel
 User accounts
 Working with templates
 Working with metadata
 Workflow management
 Using event exits
 Appendix A: The URL parameters
 Appendix B: The object indicators
 Appendix C: Play Javascript