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Embedding and Linking Visio HTML Files

Topics: Developer Forum
Apr 7, 2007 at 4:36 AM

First of all, great work! The help file builder is very easy to use.

I am working on an internal documentation project, and I would like to embed a Visio flowchart of the application I built. You mention in your help file, that SHFB will try to resolve links with HTML files with <see> tags in them. I have been unable so far to create a custom tags in Visio for this purpose. There is however, the possiblity of creating <prop name="see"> type tags. Would this be possibility? I understand if you do not want to go down that path, I just thought I would ask.

Thanks for all your hard work,

Apr 7, 2007 at 8:05 PM
<see> tags only resolve links to namespace content in additional content files (i.e. linking to a namespace topic). To embed an image or any other type of file, you should be able to just add it as additional content and then use normal HTML to get it to display (i.e. an <img> tag, <object> tag, etc). I haven't tried it but in the case of a Visio file, you may be able to use an anchor tag (<a>) with the filename as the href target. I'm not sure if it would open it like it would in a normal browser window but it might be worth a try.