Re: Opening CHM files from withing a CHM - on a CD - looking for work around

Subject: Re: Opening CHM files from withing a CHM - on a CD - looking for work around
From: Mitchell Maltenfort <mmalten -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 10 Nov 2005 07:26:15 -0500


Do these work for you?

http://xchm.sourceforge.net/ (which uses chmlib, below)

http://morte.jedrea.com/~jedwin/projects/chmlib/

They're GPL, so you can distribute them freely with your CDs or from
your website.

On 11/10/05, Shapiro, Deborah [BWIIL] <dshapiro -at- bwiil -dot- jnj -dot- com> wrote:
>
> As many of you know (by now) - MS has put out some kind of a patch that
> prevents opening .CHM files from a network, or from being able to read a
> secondary .CHM form within a primary .CHM
>
> Our company has a standard that prevents us from over-riding the MS patches.
>
> Suddenly, with this MS Patch - we are have a problem. The CD is distributed
> - people open the primary .CHM and click the secondary .CHM. The secondary
> one CAN be opened, but only the TOC is displayed, nothing else. The user can
> save the .CHM to their hard disk and then open the file - but it kind of
> defeats the purpose of a mobile documentation CD that can be opened on any
> computer (for technicians).
>
> Has anyone else encountered this problem? If so, how did you overcome it?
> Is the only solution truly to depart from .CHM to pure HTML (and having
> hundreds of html files)?
>
>

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Opening CHM files from withing a CHM - on a CD - looking for work around: From: Shapiro, Deborah [BWIIL]

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