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Tool Tip Recipe


Although the HTML Help Workshop provides a way to include tool tips (pop-up messages that appear when the user’s mouse pauses on the item), they’ve always appeared unnecessarily complicated, involving the insertion of an ActiveX control—and you still only get a plain text popup. The TITLE attribute (not covered elsewhere in this chapter) provides the same functionality much more easily.


let your cursor linger on this affected text to see the tooltip

Call within the element

<SPAN TITLE="toolTipText">affectedText</SPAN>




is the text that appears in a small yellow text window when the user’s mouse moves over the affected text;



is the text that activates the tool tip popup.