RE: help with Frame/WebWorks

Subject: RE: help with Frame/WebWorks
From: "Brierley, Sean" <Sean -at- Quodata -dot- Com>
To: "'Mandy Wells'" <mwells -at- valadeo -dot- com>, TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 1 May 2000 16:38:58 -0400

Hallo Mandy:

The WebWorks Publisher that is included with FrameMaker 6 does not directly
support creating Microsoft HTML Help (CHMs). You need WebWorks Publisher
Professional, version 6, which allegedly ships this month and will cost
about $600.

To find where WebWorks is getting the context sensitive date, open your
FrameMaker files and look for TopicAlias markers.

Finally, the workflow with FrameMaker and WebWorks Publisher is this. Update
your FrameMaker files and book. Then, use WebWorks Publisher and open the
help project (*.wdt). You will have to add any new chapters to this WDT
manually, and make sure the TOC is the first chapter and index the last.
Then, regenerate your project and finally launch HTML Help Workshop.

Does this help?

Checkout for more information, as
well as

Best regards,

sean -at- quodata -dot- com

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Mandy Wells [SMTP:mwells -at- valadeo -dot- com]
> I have all the files from the previous company in Frame 5.5 for the
> paper-based and HTML for the on-line help. I've poked around in both sets
> of files and it looks to me like what they did to create the on-line help
> was to convert the Frame files using WebWorks and then use maybe HTML
> Workshop to create the final on-line help. There are two crazy .h files
> with the on-line help project: one that contains the ID numbers for
> context
> sensitive help and one that contains the aliases for all the topics. It
> seems, based on my poking, that all subjects need to have an alias in
> order
> for the ID's to work..
> I have just installed Frame 6 and the related WebWorks so I can now start
> the fairly extensive task of getting the paper and on-line docs updated.

> So here are my questions:
> * Would I be better off to update the Frame files and then create a whole
> new help file, or should I update them separately by cutting and pasting
> into existing topics and creating new topics only as needed?
> * WebWorks doesn't seem to generate the aliases or ID's like I was
> thinking
> (hoping ) it would. How are these usually created, other than my method
> of
> opening the .h file as text and typing stuff in?
> * reading WebWorks help files, it doesn't produce the Microsoft HTML Help;
> I
> 'm thinking this is where using the HTML Workshop came in. Is this how
> you
> would handle the creation of the final on-line help, or do you have
> another
> interesting innovation?

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