What is the difference between Keywords and A-Keywords?
2 years ago
I've been using the HelpSmith help authoring tool to create help files and manuals for about a year.
I use Keywords to create the Index section of my help file, but wondering what is the difference between Keywords and A-Keywords?
Can you please provide an example of using A-Keywords?
Example of Using A-Keywords
You can find an example of using A-Keywords with an ALink macro hyperlink in the "Getting Started" help project.
In the topic "Creating Hyperlinks (50), you can find a "Related Topics" hyperlink.
When you click this hyperlink in the compiled CHM help system, it will display the list of related topics which are associated with the A-Keyword ("document objects") which is defined in the properties of this hyperlink.
On the Keywords pane, under the A-Keywords node, you can also find the "Document Objects" A-Keyword.
By editing properties of this A-Keyword (right-click, select Properties), you can see which topics are associated with this A-Keyword.
Thus, Keywords/K-Link macro and A-Keywords/A-Link macro are similar and can be used to add a "Related topics" hyperlink.
The difference between Keywords and A-Keywords:
While Keywords will appear on the Index tab in the CHM file, A-Keywords will not appear on the Index tab.
That makes sense. Thank you for explanation.