Adobe Community Help Client – Dynamic Navigation

“Dynamic Navigation” or “In-Context Navigation” is one of my favorite features of the Adobe Community Help Client.

The Dynamic Navigation feature of the Community Help Client displays related topics based on the context of your search results.

For example, when you’re reading through a particular topic in the CFML Reference, you can quickly jump to related topics in the Developer Guide or on the web without doing a new search.

To check out this feature, follow these quick few steps.

  1. In the Community Help Client, select ColdFusion 9 as the product.

  2. Ensure that Community Help is selected as the search option.

  3. Enter the search term “cfmap”, and press Enter.
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  4.  Select the first search result pointing to the CFML Reference.

    You will see a Related Content tab appear at the bottom left corner of the CHC offering you links like these:
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Now try out dynamic navigation for other search terms: “cfspreadsheet”, “cfsearch 9″, “cfdocument”, “cfquery 9″, “cfpresentation 9″, “cfpdf 9″.

You can also try out this feature for a few ColdFusion Builder Help topics. Select “ColdFusion Builder” as the product, ensure that Community Help is the search option, and enter any of these search terms “debugging remote applications” or “code refactoring coldfusion builder”.

Couple of things to note:

  • Ensure that you select an Adobe Help topic for the related content to appear. Dynamic navigation is implemented only for ColdFusion 9 and ColdFusion Builder Help topics. So, when you look-up a Help page for ColdFusion 8 or an earlier ColdFusion release, related content will not display.

  • This is a work-in-progress feature, so you’ll not yet find related content for all Help topics. We are, however, working towards adding related content for many of the widely-searched Help topics.


We are keen on knowing your feedback. So, do let us know how dynamic navigation works for you!

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