Help Table of Contents

The Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2018 Help Server includes a navigation pane with links to key topics on the Help Server. The table of contents in the navigation pane is determined by a ToC.xml file. When you add new Help for customized functionality to Dynamics NAV, you should make this Help discoverable by adding entries in the ToC.xml file. Likewise, if your users do not have access to certain areas of the application, you can remove these entries from the navigation pane.

The ToC.xml file can be found in the folders that contain the Help content in each language, such as C:\inetpub\wwwroot\DynamicsNAV110Help\help\en.


Make sure to work on a local copy of the ToC.xml file and upload when you are done editing.

Linking to Help Topics

The ToC.xml file contains a <node> element for each link from the navigation pane to a Help topic. The following table describes the attributes of a <node> element.

Attribute Description Example
Name Specifies a unique name for the entry in the ToC.xml file. This name is not visible on the website, but the Help Server uses the name to generate the navigation pane. GettingStarted
DisplayName Specifies the text that displays in the navigation pane.

It is a best practice that the display name is the same as or very similar to the title of the target topic.
Getting Started with Microsoft Dynamics NAV
Page Specifies the target topic that opens when the user chooses the link. conGettingStarted.htm

You can create subentries for an entry in the navigation pane by embedding <node> elements within another <node> element. However, you should keep the navigation pane limited to key topics only since most users access Help through context-sensitive Help calls and through Search.

See Also

Configuring Microsoft Dynamics NAV Help Server
Upgrading Your Existing Help Content