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#1 Donald Miller

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Posted 19 January 2005 - 07:13 AM

What products can be used to maintain these files ?
Where can they be obtained ?
Anyone got any useful tips regarding the contents and how it is shown when initiated ?

Thanks
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#2 Sindre Solem

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Posted 19 January 2005 - 01:17 PM

I guess you could use Microsoft's own HTML Help Workshop. You can find it here:
http://msdn.microsof...lpDownloads.asp

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Posted 19 January 2005 - 04:03 PM

Donald,

We're relatively happy with Help and Manual

It has a lot of nice features and optional builds. For instance, you can easily compile your documentation into HLP, CHM, PDF, RTF, HTML or ebook formats.

hth,

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Posted 20 January 2005 - 08:21 AM

Joseph

"We're relatively happy with Help and Manual"

These sound useful - where are they available from ?

Thanks

Edited by Donald Miller, 20 January 2005 - 08:25 AM.

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#5 Donald Miller

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Posted 20 January 2005 - 08:25 AM

Thanks Sindre - I'll give that a go
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Posted 21 January 2005 - 08:51 PM

Donald,

Here is a link: http://www.helpandmanual.com/

regards,

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Posted 24 January 2005 - 08:25 AM

Hi Joseph

Thanks - downloading as I type
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Posted 24 January 2005 - 05:05 PM

Hi,

We use a product called doc-to-help, this uses MSWord as the editor and creates widows help files. I believe it you have the option to compile Help files into one of several formats including HTML Help, Cross-Platform HTML-based Help, JavaHelp, WinHelp, Visual Studio .NET-style Help, and printed documentation.

Do a search for windows help authoring tools and you will see that there are several different programs available.

regards

Edited by Tony Waszkiewicz, 24 January 2005 - 05:06 PM.


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Posted 24 January 2005 - 06:00 PM

Thanks Tony

That'll help me narrow down the search a bit.
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