RE: HTML Help: Converting and Using on Web

Subject: RE: HTML Help: Converting and Using on Web
From: "Barbara Philbrick" <caslon -at- alltel -dot- net>
To: "'TECHWR-L'" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 23 Dec 2005 15:09:07 -0500

1. Converting HTMLHelp to WebHelp.

I assume you are using RoboHelp? If so, it's just a different output type.
It's barely what I would even call a conversion. I am currently working on a
project where we are outputting help for one set of conditions as FlashHelp
and another set of conditions as HTMLHelp. So far, no problems, though we
are going to add some Javascript that we will need to test in both spots.

2. HTMLHelp

WebHelp is a better option for a wide audience. My client has an audience
with a fixed loadset, so HTMLHelp is fine for us. If your audience could be
non-Windows based, WebHelp is more universal. RoboHelp has a pretty good
description of the differences in their help file.

Regards,

Barb



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Keith Hansen
Sent: Monday, December 19, 2005 10:41 AM
To: TECHWR-L
Subject: HTML Help: Converting and Using on Web

Tried posting this once, and it didn't show up. Here's another go.....

Hello all!

I'm working with HTML Help and WebHelp. I have two questions and would
appreciate any help (no pun intended!) that you can give...

1. Converting HTML Help into WebHelp

Does anyone have experience converting an HTML Help system into a WebHelp
system?

My search on the archives indicates it CAN be done. How do you convert it
and how well does it work?

2. HTML Help

I've read that HTML Help is NOT a good format for help that runs off the
Web. Do you agree? Any good/bad experiences using HTML Help as part of a
Web-based application?

Thanks for any help you can give!

Yours,

Keith

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