Re: SHED'd graphics question

Subject: Re: SHED'd graphics question
From: Dan Azlin <dazlin -at- mediaone -dot- net>
To: gyaker -at- csc -dot- com, "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Sun, 12 Mar 2000 21:06:02 -0500

Get a copy of the SHED2 editor. This was a freebie from MS before they
abandoned compiled WinHelp for HTML help. Your should be able to download a
copy from

This editor has the ability to replace the bitmap portion of the shed file.
It's a great timesaver and should help with your problem.

Dan Azlin

At 03:39 PM 3/2/00 -0500, gyaker -at- csc -dot- com wrote:
>Although it's not working, I'm trying to remain calm here.
>I was told earlier this afternoon I will have to use an entirely new
dataset for
>the screenshots in my help document.
>As it stands, the bulk of the images in this help document are SHED files so
>that users can click on these screen shots to show the pop-up help.
>The graphics originally were .bmp's inserted into the help documents (btw,
>using RoboHelp 5.5) with the 'insert graphic' button on the robohelp toolbar.
>After they were inserted into the document, I would use the SHED editor to
>20-30 hotspots per graphic.
>Since only the dataset that has changed, theoretically I can futz with the
>screens to make them appear as if different data was there. Here's my
>It seems that once a bitmap has been SHED'd, it is nolonger a true bitmap and
>can not be edited. Is this true?
>Is there any application that will let me edit the image content (colors of
>discrete pixels) while leaving the dimensions and number of hotspots intact?
>Gil Yaker
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