We integrate three applications with VS; each has a separate chm. For the next release, we plan to unify the apps and the helps, so the user will see only one app and one help.
Because the Help is written in three countries, we're thinking merged chms, and the following sounds simple. However, I've found that using Help in VS is tricky, so want to ask your opinions. Do you think the following would work, or do you
have better ideas for unified Help?
A VS user clicks “Our Company App”.
User clicks Help, which opens to “Our Company App Help”, and appears to be a standard chm.
Under the covers, the master chm contains a book of common topics; the merged chms each retain their remaining, unique content.
User clicks a common-type topic and a topic in the master chm opens.
User clicks a unique-type topic and a topic from a unique chm is displayed.