Test help in the user interface

If your help system is designed so that a help file can be opened from a Help menu or other item in the user interface, test to ensure that help will start when users expect it to.

Suggested tasks for testing

Testing context-sensitive help

Unfortunately, there is no automated way to make sure that the correct context-sensitive help topic appears when the user requests help for an item. You need to test context-sensitive help in context by using your program. Open every dialog box and click every item where you expect context-sensitive help to appear.

Develop a process for testing help files