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Part III: Appendixes > Online Help

Online Help

Macromedia does not approve any extension that doesn’t include some sort of online help as part of its interface. Help text must contain at least an explanation of each field or value the user can control, and/or a procedure describing how to use the extension. If the extension is relatively simple, a few sentences can be added to the bottom of the dialog box. If the dialog box uses tabbed layers, the Help can exist in a special Help layer. Otherwise, there must be a Help button.

Short Help

If the amount of help a user needs can fit at the bottom of your dialog box, place it there. To do this, adjust your dialog box’s layout table as follows:


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