where can I learn about macOS app Help menu Search menu item?

Pi Digital sean at pidigital.co.uk
Mon Nov 19 02:55:11 EST 2018


Here’s the link to the Apple Dev page for help view files

https://developer.apple.com/library/archive/documentation/Carbon/Conceptual/ProvidingUserAssitAppleHelp/authoring_help/authoring_help_book.html

Once you apply this with your app it is searchable along with menu items. 

Sean Cole
Pi Digital Prod Ltd

> On 18 Nov 2018, at 05:39, Rick Harrison via use-livecode <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
> 
> Hi Kee,
> 
> I found that any search term input seems to just look
> at the Mac’s HelpViewer app that is located under the
> system library core services.  I haven’t found where
> it stores it’s files yet or if I can put my own stuff in there
> somewhere.
> 
> What I do instead of that is provide links to my
> user manual, website and feedback support email.
> I provide a search routine on my website that
> accesses my app’s user manual etc.
> 
> If you come up with a better solution, I’m all
> eyes and ears on it!
> 
> Rick
> 
> 
> 
> 
>> On Nov 17, 2018, at 10:11 PM, kee nethery via use-livecode <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
>> 
>> Building a macOS app and in the Help menu, the top menu item is “Search” with a search field. How do I populate the data that gets searched so that answers to questions about the app can live there? Trying to search for “search” and “Menu” is not useful.
>> 
>> Thanks,
>> 
>> Kee Nethery
> 
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