Adding Help to Your Microsoft Dynamics NAV Tablet Client
To complete designing your Microsoft Dynamics NAV Tablet client solution, you have to offer users Help. Although the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Tablet client has a simpler interface than both the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Web client and the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Windows client, there can be times where the user needs help understanding the purpose of a page or the workflow.
Adding Help to a Microsoft Dynamics NAV Tablet client solution is not different from adding Help to Microsoft Dynamics NAV generally. Help is linked to the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Tablet client using the same technology as for Microsoft Dynamics NAV Windows client and Microsoft Dynamics NAV Web client. But Help is invoked on Microsoft Dynamics NAV Tablet client through an action on each page. The Help action is always the last action on the list. Because the same underlying technology applies to all clients, Help can be reused on all clients. The only difference is that field Help cannot be called directly from the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Tablet client. Instead, users will get the page Help and this should therefore be designed to guide users to relevant field topics.
Add Help to the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Tablet client solution by adding new HTML files, or modifying existing HTML files on your Help Server. Context-sensitivity is decided by topic names alone, so naming is crucial to get the Help call to work. Always make sure to work on an offline copy of a Help topic on the Help Server and then upload the topic(s) when you are done.
So, for example, you can add a new topic to guide users using the Sales Rep Role Center created in Walkthrough: Developing a Sales Rep Role Center for the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Tablet Client. This topic will have to be named N_50006.htm, based on the ID and prefixed with N_ which is the notation for pages. This topic must be placed on your Help Server in the equivalent folder of C:\inetpub\wwwroot\DynamicsNAV80Help\help\en. In this topic, write text that guides the user and explains the processes and workflows associated with the Role Center page. Also, add direct links to Help topics on fields that you think the user will need guidance for.
The N_50006.htm file must adhere to the classic.css style sheet, which you can find on the Help Server. For more information, see Help Topic Formatting