Integrating a documentation/help engine with Omnis desktop app

Bastiaan Olij bastiaan at
Wed Nov 16 12:08:34 UTC 2022

Hey Mayada,

I'm a bit late to the party but I did a session at EurOmnis about 
replacing the build in HELP.LBS file that comes with Omnis and replacing 
it with your own. This is a bit old but the files are here:

When you press F1 in runtime mode (not in dev mode) Omnis will sent 
information about the window and field that have focus to the help 
library and you can do with that what you want.

I opened up a window with an oBrowser component and constructed a URL to 
a Docuwiki server but you could direct it to any type of CMS system that 
specializes in editable help. Instinct Systems moved to another one but 
I can't remember which one that was, but Dokuwiki was nice and easy to 
setup and is free (provided you can host it somewhere).



On 11/11/2022 1:04 pm, malkishtini at wrote:
> Hi $listers,
> We are looking for a reliable/easy to use/edit documentation engine to integrate with our Omnis desktop app in Studio 10.22.
> We are thinking to add a help support to each window in the system that users can easily access and edit.
> Any suggestions/thoughts about a tool or an engine (free or with a reasonable cost) that we can install on a centralized server on the cloud?
> I appreciate all your ideas and feedbacks.
> Thank you,
> Mayada Al-Kishtini
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Kindest Regards,

Bastiaan Olij
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Macquarie Park NSW 2113
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