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Re: Export help contents [message #609969] Sat, 01 March 2008 17:20
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Originally posted by: nospam_kowalskilee.gmail.com

Hello Marko,

Note: I'm adding eclipse.platform.ua newsgroup also to this thread, as
that newsgroup is focused on UA items (help system/cheat sheets/forms/etc).

What do you mean by "(recursively)" in printing a topic?

AFAIK, there's no "export" action in the help system to export or
otherwise generate an offline readable module.

I can see a potential work around for your situation:
I'm looking at Eclipse 3.4 M5, and if you select a topic, you can use
the Print icon that's above the table of contents to generate a single
HTML page that contains that topic and its subtopics. It's *not* the
Print icon that's above the topic itself (on the right hand side)--it's
a Print icon with a little black down arrow that's in the left hand
frame above the full table-of-contents tree.

When you press the black down arrow of that Print button, select "Print
selected topic and all subtopics" choice. This will build a single HTML
page that contains all of those topics and sends that page to your
system browser.

Once that page appears in your system browser, then I expect you can use
your browser's menu File->Save Web Page option and save it as an
offline file that you can send to your managers.

Would you give that a try and let us know what you think?

Sincerely,
Lee Anne
http://www.linkedin.com/in/leeannekowalski


Marko T. wrote:
> Hello guys
>
> I have written lots of documentation for some Eclipse plugins. Now some
> of my "managers" want to read this documentation (offline because they
> have no Eclipse and do not want to install it only because of the doc).
>
> Is there any way to export the documentation for a certain topic and its
> subtopics as one or many html web page where the links that are used are
> resolved so that easy navigation between several web pages is possible.
>
> I know that I can print a topic (recursively) but here the links inside
> the html files are always pointing to the webserver. The only links
> working are the ones defined through the toc files.
>
> Thanks in advance for any hint
>
> Greetings Marko T.
>
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