RE: What applications can edit HPJ files?

Subject: RE: What applications can edit HPJ files?
From: "Sarah Blake" <Sarah -dot- Blake -at- microfocus -dot- com>
To: <kathleen -at- writefortheuser -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 25 Aug 2009 14:19:06 +0100

...never overlook the obvious. I hadn't even thought of that :)

I'd rather not get a trial copy of RH or Flare as I need the ancient versions I currently have to work with other files, but something else might do the job... any recs?

Sarah Blake
Senior Technical Author
Micro Focus


> -----Original Message-----
> From: kathleen -at- writefortheuser -dot- com [mailto:kathleen -at- writefortheuser -dot- com]
> Sent: 25 August 2009 14:17
> To: Sarah Blake
> Cc: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com; Bill Swallow
> Subject: RE: What applications can edit HPJ files?
>
> 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
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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
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