Hello Don,

You wrote:
>I have created a panel group with LINK commands to another panel group
>containing definitions of certain terms.  When the panel group is
>display, I see a blank field preceding each LINK.  According to the
>manual, that is what should happen, but I notice that IBM supplied help
>panels do not have this preceding field.

The "blank field" is there so you can tab to it and press Enter to follow
the link.  That is indeed how it should work.  Which IBM help panels do
you see that do not do that?  If you type GO CMDCMNMGT and press Enter,
then scroll to the bottom of the list, put the cursor on option 33. TCP/IP
Commands and press Help or F1 you will see a LINK for the definition of
"transmission control protocol/internet protocol (TCP/IP)" which has the
leading "blank field".  That is an IBM help panel behaving exactly as
described in the manual.

>That implies to me there is a way to eliminate this nuisance, but the
>manual (Application Display Programming) is silent on this subject and
>there do not appear to be any available compilation options.

I don't think it is possible.  It may be a function of the enhanced data
stream which is activated by coding ENBGUI=YES on the PNLGRP or PANEL tag
but none of my emulators alter the display as you describe and I know one
of them supports the enhanced data stream.

>We are on V4R1M0.

Urrgh!  Well past the time to move.

>Any thoughts will be greatly appreciated.

Tell me which IBM help panel displays the behaviour you see and I'll take
a look at it.

Regards,
Simon Coulter.

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