05-22-2002, 07:32 AM
there somewhere a nice guide on the web about this compiler?
or a forum about it?
My first problem is that i have a manual who teach how to create a help starting from a rtf file, while the last html help workshop can read just htm file!
I don't know where you can find a forum or a guide (sorry), but don't forget that there are 2 types of compilers for help files, one for standard help files that works with RTF and the other for HTML pages.
If you want to build yours with RTF, Help Workshop comes with VB and should do the job. It is different than HTML Help Workshop that you can download from Microsoft.
Personnally I use RoboHelp for HTML or standard help, and before that I was using HelpBreeze for standard. But MS products should be fine too (I think)
With Robohelp you can import standard help files already created and it transforms them in HTML format on one click. That's a nice time saver tool. I don't know if Microsoft has this possibility though. You could try to find out...
05-23-2002, 07:54 AM
HTML Help Workshop (http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/htmlhelp/html/hwMicrosoftHTMLHelpDownloads.asp) It comes with a pretty nice guide.