RE: Displaying Arabic Online Help

Subject: RE: Displaying Arabic Online Help
From: Pete Lees <pd -dot- lees -at- btinternet -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Tue, 21 Apr 2009 16:18:42 +0000 (GMT)


Hi, Diane,

> I have an online help (.chm) file that has been translated to Arabic. It
> opens in a tri-pane window with the TOC in the left pane and the
> contents in the right pane. The text appears correctly (right to left)
> but now I'm being asked if I can mirror the GUI so that the TOC appears
> in the right pane and the contents in the left pane, the navigation
> buttons (such as Back, Forward, etc.) appear on the right, the minimize,
> maximize, close buttons appear on the left, etc. In other word, change
> the GUI so that all the elements are right-to-left reversed.
>
> Has anyone done this successfully? I've been told that Microsoft HTML
> workshop does not support this

Yes, that's right; the HTML Help viewer is not customisable in this way. For confirmation of this, see the message posted by Paul O'Rear at the end of the following thread:

http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/forums/en-US/devdocs/thread/a64f7949-bd9f-4cc4-9495-0e425177ca08/

Paul is a Help Integration program manager at Microsoft, and Microsoft's Help MVP Lead.

Pete
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