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Display the chapter and section that a help topic appears 
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: David Hablewitz15237 16 Apr 2010
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If you search for a topic in help and find something that you want to read the whole topic, it is difficult to find the document in the Contents view.  Sure, there are related topics listed at the bottom of the page, but that navigates through the chapter haphazardly.  Yes, the main chapter heading is displayed on the page.  But in larger chapters with many sections and subsections, it can be difficult to find the topic.
 
Each page should display the chapter, section, and subsection(s) that are navigated in the Contents view to find the document.
 
Also, all chapters and subchapters should be numbered using a standard table of contents format for easier reference.
 
If you ever worked with Notes R5 or earlier, you know much easier it was to navigate help with those features.  The help databases were originally based on a bound book with a Table of Contents.  Each document in help also had a fields identifying the chapter and section it came from.  So when you searched help and found one page of the topic, you could see the chapter and section it came from, then go to the Book view (now the Contents view) to read the entire topic in order. 
 
Yes, creating a numbered table of contents is extra effort when updating the documentation.  But they are made that way for a reason: it works.
 
(This is in the Notes Client idea space, but it applies to all 3 clients.)



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