Extending Flash Help Panel Content


Chris Basmajian

Chris Basmajian


Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. About the Help panel format
  3. The TOC file format
  4. The search index file format
  5. Converting Flash MX Reference panel content
  6. Creating new Help panel content
  7. Distributing Help panel content

Macromedia Flash MX 2004 offers an integrated and flexible help system called the Help panel. Help panel content is extensible—you can easily create, install, and distribute your own Help panel books. A suite of Dreamweaver MX 2004 extensions has been created to make the process even easier.


Dreamweaver MX 2004

Extension Manager 1.6

Flash MX 2004 Reference Panel to Help Panel Converter

Flash MX 2004 Help Panel Book Builder

Flash MX 2004 Extension Builder

About the author

Chris Basmajian works on the Instructional Media Development team at Macromedia. He designed the Help panel content format.