Re: Standard WinHelp vs. WinHelp 2000

Subject: Re: Standard WinHelp vs. WinHelp 2000
From: "Mike Starr" <mikestarr-techwr-l -at- writestarr -dot- com>
To: "Keith Hansen" <KRH -at- weiland-wfg -dot- com>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 30 Mar 2007 22:08:21 -0500

I really like WinHelp 2000... it addresses the one deficiency that really
frosted me when Windows released the last version of WinHelp. The original
WinHelp required one to specify the topic to be displayed when the help
window was displayed. The latest version of WinHelp launched only the
TOC/Index/Search. I've always felt that help launched without a topic window
was a flawed approach. I want to be able to display the corporate identity
anytime someone launches the help application. With WinHelp 2000 you get the
Toc/Index/Search pane and the topic pane at the same time.

Mike
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From: "Keith Hansen" <KRH -at- weiland-wfg -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Sent: Friday, March 30, 2007 9:48 AM
Subject: Standard WinHelp vs. WinHelp 2000

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> I'm working on a WinHelp project in RoboHelp. I have the option of
> compiling the project as a standard WinHelp file or in WinHelp 2000
> format. The WinHelp 2000 format displays the TOC, index, and search
> windows to the left of the help topic. This makes navigation easier.
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> * Besides the easier navigation, are there any other major differences
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> * Has anyone encountered any problems with WinHelp 2000?
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> * Any compelling reasons to use standard WinHelp instead of WinHelp
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> Thanks for the input!
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References:
Tech Writers & Educational Material: From: Grant Robertson
Re: Tech Writers & Educational Material: From: Milan Davidovic
Standard WinHelp vs. WinHelp 2000: From: Keith Hansen

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