Issue 58985 - Help doesn't pop up with help for tab on is at in Options
Summary: Help doesn't pop up with help for tab on is at in Options
Alias: None
Product: documentation
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Online help (show other issues)
Version: OOo 2.0
Hardware: PC Windows XP
: P3 Trivial (vote)
Target Milestone: 4.x
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
QA Contact:
: 15043 (view as issue list)
Depends on:
Reported: 2005-12-06 18:45 UTC by lars
Modified: 2013-02-07 21:57 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description lars 2005-12-06 18:45:30 UTC

when calling the help from a tab of the Options dialogue, the Help always 
appears with the Help page for all the options and not with the help for the 
tab one is at. one first has to navigate there. I find it cool if the help was 
opened for the tab I am at!
Comment 1 Uwe Fischer 2005-12-07 09:15:32 UTC
The tools-options dialog initially has the focus on the list at the left side.
There is only one Help ID applied: HID_OFADLG_TREELISTBOX. This Help ID is on
the dialog's main page text\shared\optionen\01000000.xhp.
We have no way to get info about the selected item on the list at the left side.
For each selected item on the left list there should be a separate Help ID.
Workaround for users: click any control at the right side to set the focus
there. Then call the Help.
Comment 2 jwalter 2006-10-09 22:28:51 UTC
Related to DEFECT issue 15043.
Comment 3 Uwe Fischer 2006-10-10 08:19:06 UTC
*** Issue 15043 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 4 Uwe Fischer 2006-10-10 08:20:17 UTC
comment by jwalter copied from double issue:
Reproducable in 2.0.2. But: on the first page in the
Options dialog the Help button leads to the related specific help page. But this
feature is somehow 'lost' after some clicks on pages in the options dialog.
After restart of ooo appropriate help page is foudn in first place again.
Comment 5 Uwe Fischer 2006-10-10 08:23:24 UTC
ufi->jwalter: please give more info. What is "the first page in the Option
dialog"? (the dialog retains the last open tab page through a session)
Where do you click or not click to get the right help page or the wrong help
page? I cannot confirm this and have no time to test a gazillion sequences of
Comment 6 jwalter 2006-10-10 13:14:19 UTC
Version 2.0.2 german on Win XP HE

open ooo
open options dialog
first page visible: - 'Benutzerdaten' (user data)
do not open help page now
open 'Laden/Speichern' (Load/save) - 'Allgemein' (General) options page
click on help leads to specific help page
close help
open '' - 'Benutzerdaten' (user data) options page again
click on help leads to general help page for options dialog
close help
open 'Laden/Speichern' (Load/save) - 'Allgemein' (General) options page again
click on help leads NOW to general help page


Comment 7 Mathias_Bauer 2006-10-30 16:53:41 UTC
Peter, please take over
Comment 8 pb 2007-01-12 14:46:27 UTC
pb: I can fix that the right help page occurs if a page is selected but not if a
group is selected.
Comment 9 pb 2007-01-17 11:48:42 UTC
pb: too late for 2.2 -> 2.3.
Comment 10 pb 2007-01-17 11:49:38 UTC
Comment 11 pb 2007-06-25 11:33:52 UTC
pb: it is more complex so better be fixed later -> 2.x
Comment 12 Mathias_Bauer 2008-01-14 09:09:05 UTC
target 3.x