RE: Microsoft update (WinHelp)

Subject: RE: Microsoft update (WinHelp)
From: "Dan Goldstein" <DGoldstein -at- riverainmedical -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 25 May 2006 08:32:15 -0400

The following was posted on TECHWR-L about five weeks ago:

"Microsoft announced at WritersUA that they would not be making it
(winhlp32.exe) available as a download. Period."

Now it looks like Microsoft *will* be making it (winhlp32.exe) available
as a download. Period.

Hope nobody spent too much money and time frantically converting to CHM



> -----Original Message-----
> From: Char James-Tanny
> Sent: Thursday, May 25, 2006 6:57 AM
> Subject: ANN: Microsoft update (WinHelp)
> Microsoft has just released Knowledge Base article 917607
> ( Windows Help program
> (WinHelp32.exe) is no longer included with Windows.
> It talks about the decision to remove WinHelp as a component from
> Vista, and that third-party programs including .hlp files are
> prohibited from redistributing winhelp32.exe.
> "Users who want to view .hlp files must download the program from the
> Microsoft Download Center, and then install it on their computers. The
> download for Windows Help is still in development and will not be
> available for the release of Windows Vista Beta 2."
> AND...
> You are still encouraged to transition any .hlp files to .chm.

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