RE: What applications can edit HPJ files?

Subject: RE: What applications can edit HPJ files?
From: kathleen -at- writefortheuser -dot- com
To: "Sarah Blake" <Sarah -dot- Blake -at- microfocus -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 25 Aug 2009 06:17:26 -0700

Sarah,

How about downloading a trial copy of the current RH, or Flare, or one
of the other Hat programs, and using it to convert your files into
something useful?

Just a suggestion; I haven't had to deal with the situation, so there
could easily be fine points I don't know about. But it seems like it's
worth a try.

Kathleen

> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject: RE: What applications can edit HPJ files?
> From: "Sarah Blake" <Sarah -dot- Blake -at- microfocus -dot- com>
> Date: Tue, August 25, 2009 8:06 am
> To: "Bill Swallow" <techcommdood -at- gmail -dot- com>
> Cc: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
>
>
> > Collect the source files and produce HTML
> > Help output or later, as WinHelp support is dwindling fast. The
> > version of Word you are using doesn't matter with regard to the HPJ.
>
> That's only true if I can find a non-RoboHelp way to open the project :)
>
>
> Collecting the source files and producing HTML Help output or later is
> what I'd like to do, but only if I can use a tool that will make use of
> the WinHelp-specific formatting/structural information contained in the
> RTFs will it be even remotely feasible in the time I have.
>
> > As to your bigger problem, how did you end up with a version of
> > RoboHelp that is incompatible with your version of Word?
>
> Easy; all this documentation has been inherited from an acquisition.
> The previous technical writer was using RH X5 with Word 2003, which was
> fine, but when they brought me on board to replace her they gave me a
> better laptop with, of course, the latest version of Word. (I don't
> have access to her laptop because it's on a different continent).
>
> In the long term we intend to convert all of the acquisition's
> documentation into XML, but that ain't happening for this release!
>
> Sarah Blake
> Senior Technical Author
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Free Software Documentation Project Web Cast: Covers developing Table of
Contents, Context IDs, and Index, as well as Doc-To-Help
2009 tips, tricks, and best practices.
http://www.doctohelp.com/SuperPages/Webcasts/

Help & Manual 5: The complete help authoring tool for individual
authors and teams. Professional power, intuitive interface. Write
once, publish to 8 formats. Multi-user authoring and version control! http://www.helpandmanual.com/

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