Help topics from remote servers can be included seamlessly into the local help system. Use the Help > Content preference page to configure one or more remote servers from which to include content.
|Include local help only||Remote help content is not enabled.|
|Include remote help and give local help priority||The help system will show locally installed help contents as well as help contents from the information centers specified in the table. If the same page exists both locally and on the remote information center the local page will be shown.|
|Include remote help and give it priority||The help system will show locally installed help contents as well as help contents from the information centers specified in the table. If the same page exists both locally and on the remote information center the remote page will be shown.|
|New/Edit/Delete||Add, edit or delete a remote data source|
|View Properties||View the properties for this remote data source|
|Test Connection||Tests to see if it is possible to connect to this host/port combination|
|Disable/Enable||Allows a data source to be disabled so the help system will not try to read topics from that source.|
Here is what the Help Content preferences page looks like:
Pressing the "New" button opens a dialog to add a new information center, these are the fields that can be entered in the Add new information center dialog.
|Name||A name for this information center|
|Host||Specifies the host name of the system that is running the information center to server remote help content. This must be a host name and cannot be a URL (i.e. it cannot start with "http://")|
|Path||Specifies the context root of the information center application running on the host.|
|Port||If "Use default port" is selected, port 80 will be used to access remote content on the host. To use any other port the "Use port" option must be selected and the correct port must be specified in the text field.|
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