Hi Ron, I'm in the same boat- just starting out creating some contextual help using Frame 7.1 and WWP (actually ePub Pro). I also find the documentation available woefully inadequate on both sides...very frustrating.
Anyways, not sure what you mean about "generating" topic alias markers. My understanding is you just physically insert them in your frame docs- Special->Marker, create a new marker, and put in any unique id. Here's what the WW help says: 1. Navigate, in your source document, to the topic or paragraph that will be used as the Help topic. Most often, this is a heading paragraph that has a page break defined in WebWorks ePublisher Pro; however, you can choose any paragraph in your source document. 2. Insert a TopicAlias marker in the topic or paragraph using the topic ID as the marker value. To do this: 3. Place the insertion point at the beginning of the topic or paragraph. 4. Go to Special ? Marker. 5. In the Marker Type drop-down menu select Edit... 6. Name the marker TopicAlias and click Add. 7. TopicAlias should now be the specified Marker Type. Place the topic ID for the Marker Text. 8. Click New Marker. 9. Save the document(s). 10. In your WebWorks ePublisher Pro project, scan your documents and generate your project. Let me know if this isn't what you need... Neil -----Original Message----- From: framers-bounces+neil.tubb=solacesystems.com at lists.frameusers.com [mailto:framers-bounces+neil.tubb=solacesystems....@lists.frameusers.com] On Behalf Of Ron Miller Sent: Wednesday, July 12, 2006 12:41 PM To: Framers List Subject: Generating Topic Alias Markers Frame 7.1 Windows XP, SP2 WWP 2003 WWP Help OK, so I need to generate topic alias markers in Frame, and I've never had to deal with this in the past. Since this is how you generate context-sensitive help, I would have thought it would be fairly well documented, but after checking the Frame Help and my FrameMaker reference book, I was surprised to find that there was not a line of instruction on how to do this. I did find some instructions on the WebWorks side, but I want to be certain I'm using the correct syntax. Do I simply make up a numbering system, then insert a TopicAlias mark with a new number next to each topic title for which I want to supply context help? I'll deal with WWP side on their list, but please let me know how to get started with this on the Frame side. Thanks, Ron _______________________________________________ You are currently subscribed to Framers as neil.tubb at solacesystems.com. Send list messages to framers at lists.frameusers.com. To unsubscribe send a blank email to framers-unsubscribe at lists.frameusers.com or visit http://lists.frameusers.com/mailman/options/framers/neil.tubb%40solacesystems.com Send administrative questions to lisa at frameusers.com. Visit http://www.frameusers.com/ for more resources and info.