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st: RE: 'Linking' help files


From   "Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: RE: 'Linking' help files
Date   Mon, 22 Nov 2004 13:21:20 -0000

You need a file -ffdtset.hlp- which contains 
the single line 

.h ffdtstart 

See [U] 21.11.6 p.243. 

Nick 
n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk 

Jesper Kjr Hansen
 
> I am in the process of writing help files for an ado-package, 
> and I would
> like to document two separate (but related) commands in the 
> same .hlp file,
> i.e. I would like to 'link' the .hlp files so that when I write:
> 
> -help ffdtstart- the file ffdtstart.hlp is shown,
> 
> and when I write:
> 
> -help ffdtset- the file ffdtstart.hlp is _also_ shown.
> 
> I seem to recall that this can be done by inserting a 'link' 
> in the file
> ffdtset.hlp, which points to ffdtstart.hlp - but since I 
> can't find any
> writing on this, I am not sure if it is doable?
> 
> I am aware that Stata controls this (for official commands) 
> using the alias
> files (ahelp_alias.maint, bhelp_alias.maint, ..., 
> zhelp_alias.maint), but
> how should it be handled for user-written packages (apart 
> from the obvious
> answers such as duplicating help file or inserting a clickable link)?
> 

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