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All context sensitive help files have each individual help topic assigned a Map ID number.
The programmers code that ID into the application so that when a user presses the F1 button in a topic screen, the application reads the Map ID of the topic and displays the correct topic that corresponds to that Map ID number.
PROBLEM: How would you know if your Map IDs are working in a help file; if they are properly attached to individual topics and are pointing at the correct topics?
SOLUTION: RoboHelp has a tool for that called CSH (Context Sensitive Help) Test tool.
Follow these steps:
1) Display the Toolbox by selecting View > Pods > Toolbox:
2) Double-click CSH Test icon to display the Context-Sensitive Help Test Tool dialog box:
3) Browse and select the .CHM file you have generated earlier (for Offline files). If your help file is posted online, then enter its URL in the Online box.
4) (Optional) Enter a Window name.
5) Enter a Map Number and then click the Map ID button (h). If your map IDs are correctly attached to the individual topics, a window will open and display the correct topic for that Map ID number.