Usage scenarios

Mapping dialog boxes with Help topics requires close collaboration between developers and tech­nical authors. Normally, developers define map IDs for dialog boxes in the code and communicate them to technical authors. Technical authors then manually associate the map IDs with Help topics.

Dynamic context-sensitive mapping of dialog boxes and topics eliminates the need for technical authors to manually keep track of map IDs. Instead, technical authors can open the application and associate the relevant Help topic dynamically with a dialog box.

This feature also greatly facilitates Help integration testing and troubleshooting. Technical authors can readily test whether all dialog boxes are mapped to the correct Help topics. When a mismatch is found, they can quickly fix it and associate the dialog box with the correct Help topic.

September 30, 2016

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