RE: CHMs, DFDs, and TGIF

Subject: RE: CHMs, DFDs, and TGIF
From: "Dan Goldstein" <DGoldstein -at- riverainmedical -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 17 Dec 2009 09:32:58 -0500

Thanks for pointing to the survey! Actually, 7% of the Help developers
who responded ranked WinHelp as "Very Valuable" or "Invaluable" to their
"current development efforts."

So, "still use some WinHelp" is an understatement. 7% of Help developers
still *need* WinHelp... or rather, what they need is a modern Help
platform that has CHM's advantages over WinHelp, without its
disadvantages.

I don't know whether Microsoft Help Viewer 1.x will fit that bill. They
say it was presented at the WritersUA 2009 conference. Anyone see it
there?


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Dana Worley
> Sent: Wednesday, December 16, 2009 12:25 PM
> To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> Subject: RE: CHMs, DFDs, and TGIF
>
> Joe Welinski released his Software User Assistance Tools &
> Technologies survey this week (check out www.writersua.com --
> lots of other good info in the survey as well). I was
> surprised to see that 7% of the respondents still use some
> WinHelp. It also makes me happy because I have a soft spot in
> my heart for WinHelp and would hate to see it die :) (though
> I've moved completely to CHMs).
>

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Follow-Ups:

References:
in search for better tools: From: GILLIOTTE Valérie
RE: CHMs, DFDs, and TGIF: From: Combs, Richard
RE: CHMs, DFDs, and TGIF: From: Dan Goldstein
RE: CHMs, DFDs, and TGIF: From: Dana Worley

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