RE: Front end for samples on CD

Subject: RE: Front end for samples on CD
From: "Tom Johnson" <johnsont -at- starcutter -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 25 Feb 2002 08:32:38 -0500

You can use HTML to do that. There is one small trick, though. You have to
have a little program called ShelExec.exe on the CD. Your autorun.inf would
look something like this

open=ShelExec.exe welcome.html

For some reason, putting an HTML file as the "startup file" won't work.
Windows looks for an executable. This is just a way around that.

You should be able to find ShelExec.exe on the web. That's what I did.

RoboHelp would probably work. The problem with PowerPoint is that you have
to make sure they have the viewer available. The same with Access and Visio.

Tom Johnson
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: bounce-techwr-l-81996 -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com
> [mailto:bounce-techwr-l-81996 -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com]On Behalf Of
> Ken Jacobs
> Sent: Saturday, 23 February, 2002 09:38
> Subject: Front end for samples on CD
> I want to create a front end so I can access writing samples
> on a CD. (i.e.
> click on a link to display a PDF or HTML file instead of
> going to a folder
> on the CD and double-clicking on a file). I am considering
> PowerPoint,
> RoboHelp winhelp or HTML help. Open for suggestions. Other
> tools I have are
> Visio and MS Access. The files to be accessed are HTML files and PDFs.
> Thanks.
> Ken

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