It's Not Just Help. . .
So How Does It Work?
Topics & Templates
Project File (.hhp)
Contents File (.hhc)
Merging Modular Files
Distribution & Installation
HTML Help Resources on the Web
Creating a TOC
in the HTML Help Workshop
The Workshop’s Contents and Project tabs provide a graphical interface
for creating a table of contents. As you work through the individual dialogs,
the Workshop writes an .hhc file reflecting your selections. You can always
open this file in a text editor and adjust your choices manually.
- The Contents tab primarily governs individual entries
of the TOC (their text, links, window destinations, and icons, and the
order in which they appear); only the Table of Contents Properties dialog
concerns overall display issues (default frame, window, and font).
- Larger design and display issues are addressed on the Workshop’s Project
tab in the Options dialog (defines the project's TOC file, whether
it is created automatically, and whether it is binary) and the Window
Types dialog (automatic TOC synchronization, navigation pane design,
and the contents file to be used). Note that both the Options and Window
Types dialogs can specify a default .hhc file for the project,
but the two dialogs write separate lines in the project file which are
not coordinated by the system; it's up to you to make sure the specifications
Detailed directions for creating the TOC on these two tabs are described
in the book on pp. 262ff.