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A regular request on the RoboHelp forums is a means of creating a link that targets a particular dropdown and opens it for the user. Various methods have been devised over the years and I have covered them since 2004! These have had to be revised from time to time and I am grateful to various people for revising the scripts. More recently Willam van Weelden has got them working again and made them available on his site.

Demo

Please follow this link to Willam's site. Whilst the page indicates compatibility up to RoboHelp 10 only, it is expected it will work in later versions. Test in a dummy project before incorporating it into your project(s).

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Topic Revisions

Date

Changes to this page

04 Feb 2017 Note added re use with versions above RoboHelp 10.
03 May 2013 Link to Willam van Weelden's site corrected.
04 Apr 2012 Old non working methods removed. Link created to Willam van Weelden's site.
11 Apr 2011 Added caution that this page is for older versions of RoboHelp and added a link to Willam van Weelden's site.
18 Jun 2009 Note added that my own tests show Method 2 is broken in Adobe RoboHelp 7 but working in 8.
24 May 2008 Note added that report received indicating Method 2 works in Adobe RoboHelp 7.
02 Dec 2007 Note added that report received indicating Method 2 does work in X5.0.2.
20 Dec 2004 Note added indicating that Method 2 does not work in RH Version X5.
22 May 2004 Method of highlighting the false broken links added.
17 May 2004 Topic amended to include a method which is easier but falsely reports broken links.