Creating Help using HTML
Posted on 1997-06-19
I am in the process of authoring help per window on a 2000 window project using html. As a result, I will have a total of about 2000 html files that can be accessed by one of two ways, either directly from the window the user needs help on or from a table of contents. My problem is this: I need to know the most efficient and logical way to create this table of contents. I need to create in such a way that the user won't get lost in the table of contents. The project is set up in a hierarchical tree structure. There will be approximately six main trees, three of which will contain about 500 html files. I need to be able to get from a help screen back to the the table of contents using a "Back to Table of Contents" button. When the user gets back to the table of contents(TOC) I don't want them to feel lost by what they see.
Previously I was using TriTeal CDE help viewer which provided a means for creating a collapsible TOC but for this project it is not available to me. All that I have to work with is an HTML 2.0 viewer in which frames is not available. Any ideas on how to set up this TOC would be greatly appreciated.