Re: Dull, unsexy help question

Subject: Re: Dull, unsexy help question
From: "Janice Enger" <enger -at- ilog -dot- fr>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 4 Jan 2001 16:29:57 +0100

Okay, but what if you need context-sensitive help on both Windows and Unix?

----- Original Message -----
From: "David Demyan" <dbdemyan -at- worldnet -dot- att -dot- net>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Sent: Saturday, December 16, 2000 12:11 AM
Subject: RE: Dull, unsexy help question

> Walter asked about how best to accomplish both a main help
> system and a context-sensitive single-pane help on NT, using
> a compiled HTML Help (.chm). Currently, this is not working
> the way he feels users need.
> It is interesting to note that even the folks in Redmond have
> used a cute workaround. The main help system for some of the
> applications is written in HTML Help and the context
> sensitive popups are written in WinHelp. This works well,
> is responsive, and uses the strengths of both types of help.
> I recommend this approach. There is little risk since NT 4.0
> and Windows 2000 both ship with both browser engines (the
> IE components that produce the tri-pane browser used in HTML
> Help and the older WinHlp32). Microsoft is likely to continue
> to ship both browser for the foreseeable future.
> Dave Demyan
> Mendem Concord, Inc.

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