Converting ForeHelp to RoboHelp

Subject: Converting ForeHelp to RoboHelp
From: Eileen Bator <Eileen_Bator -at- compuserve -dot- com>
To: Techwr-l <TECHWR-L -at- LISTS -dot- RAYCOMM -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 1 Mar 2000 13:26:22 -0500

Friends,

I use ForeHelp for all my Windows help file projects.
A client asked me a question about converting to
RoboHelp that I hope someone can clarify.

To convert RoboHelp-created HLP files to ForeHelp,
you run the HLP file through a decompiler to get
HPJ and RTF files. Then, in ForeHelp, you Open the
HPJ file to create ForeHelp development files.

To convert ForeHelp-related files to RoboHelp, is
it a similar process? The person I spoke to at Blue
Sky said that you Import HLP files into RoboHelp.
Is it a one-step process, or do you need to decompile in
a separate program first? Has anyone done this
to know if you lose anything in the translation?

Please respond privately to eileen_bator -at- compuserve -dot- com,
since I subscribe to the Digest option.

Thanks for your help!

Eileen Bator
Technical Writer/Instructional Designer
The Virtual Word
http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/eileen_bator



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