Integrating a documentation/help engine with Omnis desktop app
davidb at jobbag.com
Thu Nov 17 22:25:03 UTC 2022
If it is of interest, the latest Help Pages solution that we moved to (noted by Bas below) is Document 360. We’ve found it to be outstanding for building a help/knowledge base system. https://document360.com.
If you want to see how we have implemented it, go to https://help.jobbag.com. We are still transitioning many of the old help pages some some don’t look as good as others but it has many cool features.
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From: omnisdev-en <omnisdev-en-bounces at lists.omnis-dev.com> on behalf of malkishtini at gmail.com <malkishtini at gmail.com>
Date: Thursday, 17 November 2022 at 12:18 am
To: 'OmnisDev List - English' <omnisdev-en at lists.omnis-dev.com>
Subject: RE: Integrating a documentation/help engine with Omnis desktop app
Thank you so much for sharing your solution and for sharing the link; I'm
sure I'll learn something from it that helps me in what I'm working on now.
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Subject: Re: Integrating a documentation/help engine with Omnis desktop app
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 gmail.com 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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