Opening Topics in Custom Windows in FrameMaker
You can open topics in custom windows in Microsoft HTML Help and Oracle Help. By default, Microsoft HTML Help displays content in the standard Microsoft HTML Help tri-pane window. The Stationery designer can modify the size, position, and other characteristics of the tri-pane window in your Microsoft HTML Help project. The Stationery designer can also define custom windows for you to use in a Microsoft HTML Help project. If the Stationery designer defines custom windows in a Microsoft HTML Help project, you can specify which topics you want to display in the custom window using the WindowType marker.
By default, Oracle Help displays content in the standard Oracle Help viewer. The Stationery designer can modify the size, position, and other characteristics of Oracle Help windows. The Stationery designer can also define custom windows for you to use in an Oracle Help project. If the Stationery designer defines custom windows in an Oracle Help project, you can specify which topics you want to display in the custom window using the WindowType marker.
For example, if you want your context-sensitive help topics to display in a different type of window than other content, after you create a context-sensitive help topic you can use the WindowType marker to specify that you want the context-sensitive help topics to display in a custom window. After you assign a custom window to a topic using the WindowType marker, the help system displays the topic in your generated output in the custom window whenever users access the topic from the table of contents, index, a standard hyperlink, a related topics list, or a See Also link.
To open topics in custom windows, your Stationery and template must have the following items configured:
Custom window styles defined for your Stationery by the Stationery designer
PageStyle marker type
Your output format must also support this feature. For more information about output formats that support this feature, see “Features Available in Each Output Format” on page 9.
The following procedure provides an example of how to specify topics open in custom Microsoft HTML Help or Oracle Help windows in Adobe FrameMaker source documents using unstructured Adobe FrameMaker 7.2. Steps for specifying topics open in custom Microsoft HTML Help or Oracle Help windows in Adobe FrameMaker may be different in other versions of Adobe FrameMaker.
To specify topics open in a custom window in an Adobe FrameMaker source document
Obtain the names of custom windows configured in the Stationery you use for your ePublisher project from the Stationery designer.
In your Adobe FrameMaker source document, locate the topic that you want to open in a custom window.
Insert your cursor into the topic.
On the Special menu, click Marker.
In the Marker Type field, select WindowType from the drop-down list.
If the WindowType marker type is not on the list, check with the Stationery designer to obtain the name of the marker type the Stationery designer created to support this functionality and then use the marker type specified by the Stationery designer. For more information, refer to “Implementing Online Features in FrameMaker” on page 87.
In the Marker Text field, type the name of the custom window configured by the Stationery designer that you want to specify for the topic.
Click New Marker.
Save your Adobe FrameMaker source document.
Generate output for your project. For more information, see “Generating Output” on page 287.
In Output Explorer, verify the topic displays in the custom window you specified for the topic. For more information about viewing output files in Output Explorer, see “Viewing Output in Output Explorer” on page 292.