Re: Standard WinHelp vs. WinHelp 2000

Subject: Re: Standard WinHelp vs. WinHelp 2000
From: "Dana Worley" <dana -at- campbellsci -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 02 Apr 2007 09:22:57 -0600

On Friday, March 30, 2007, Keith Hansen wrote:

> Here's my questions:
> * Has anyone encountered any problems with WinHelp 2000?

If your help system will be used on Vista operating systems, I would
stick with the standard WinHelp.

As Sean mentioned, WinHelp requires the use of a DLL for its
enhanced functionality. By default, registered routines are not
supported by the Winhlp32.exe download provided by Microsoft.
Your users would need to edit their registry for the help system to
use the DLL.

You can find more information on the Winhlp32.exe download
(including the registry edits) for Vista at:


Dana W.

Dana Worley
Software Product Manager/Manager, Software Support Group
Campbell Scientific, Inc.
Microsoft MVP, Windows Help


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