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st: RE: RE: 'Linking' help files
Thank you Nick (and Kit),
and let's not forget the ever so important carriage return in the end.
I had actually been through [U] 21, but obviously I missed the important
bit. From now on I will always read the technical notes too. ;-)
Nick Cox wrote:
> You need a file -ffdtset.hlp- which contains
> the single line
> .h ffdtstart
> See [U] 21.11.6 p.243.
> Jesper Kjær 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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