Creating Links to Other Help Files

How you link to another compiled help (.chm) file depends on how you want the help file or a topic to appear.

For example, you can link from a Web page to a compiled help file, or from a contents or index entry in the Help Viewer to a topic in another help file. The type of link you use depends on the location you are linking from and where you want to link to.

You can link to a compiled help (.chm) file using a standard HTML link:

However, using this method you cannot open a specific topic in a compiled help file. The file will open with the default topic displayed.

Alternatively, you can create a link to a specific topic in a compiled help file and display it in your current browser window or the Help Viewer. Using this method, you can:

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