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Help refining tutorials for a tool I built

Subject: Help refining tutorials for a tool I built

From: James

Date: 5 Jan, 2010 19:03:04

Message: 1 of 2

I have a software package that I designed many years ago and each of the tools has a small tutorial pane that pops up to guide the user through a small example.

There is logic to navigate pages of the tutorial (first, previous, next, last) and each page has blocks of different text formatting.

I think there must be a better way to incorporate a tutorial with my software. The layout tools are not "smart" like Java GUI's. I can't format text in a single block with different font sizes or font weight. Is there any way to create something similar to the Matlab Help window or create a Java GUI that I can call from Matlab to perform the help functionality?

Subject: Help refining tutorials for a tool I built

From: Yair Altman

Date: 6 Jan, 2010 00:55:22

Message: 2 of 2

"James " <gist@bainet.com> wrote in message <hi02d8$cag$1@fred.mathworks.com>...
> I have a software package that I designed many years ago and each of the tools has a small tutorial pane that pops up to guide the user through a small example.
>
> There is logic to navigate pages of the tutorial (first, previous, next, last) and each page has blocks of different text formatting.
>
> I think there must be a better way to incorporate a tutorial with my software. The layout tools are not "smart" like Java GUI's. I can't format text in a single block with different font sizes or font weight. Is there any way to create something similar to the Matlab Help window or create a Java GUI that I can call from Matlab to perform the help functionality?


If you can design your help pages and navigation using HTML, then you have several alternatives:
1) You can display the pages in the built-in browser (using the web command)
2) or in a popup panel as explained here: http://undocumentedmatlab.com/blog/customizing-help-popup-contents/
3) or in a browser frame that is integrated in your GUI, as explained here: http://undocumentedmatlab.com/blog/gui-integrated-browser-control/
4) or in an HTML panel that is integrated in your GUI, as explained here: http://undocumentedmatlab.com/blog/gui-integrated-html-panel/

Yair Altman
http://UndocumentedMatlab.com

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