Re: Re: HTML Help and Touchscreens

Subject: Re: Re: HTML Help and Touchscreens
From: "Dana Worley (MVP/JB)" <dana -at- campbellsci -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Mon, 07 Mar 2011 09:39:19 -0700

There's a difference between HTMLHelp (compiled CHM file) and html help (a collection of html pages). I'll make the assumption that Michelle is referring to the former (Chris, your link points to the latter).

In either case, I don't think there will be an issue with touchscreen. The device itself takes care of the input -- the help application (or web page) doesn't know the difference. HTML help will be more flexible than HTMLHelp in adjusting the font size. A window in the CHM file (HTMLHelp) can be set to stay on top; I'm not certain about html help, but I think probably not. You might drive your users batty with this anyway :)


Dana W.

On 12:59 PM, Chris Morton wrote:

Maybe try the forum here:

On Fri, Mar 4, 2011 at 11:24 AM, Michelle Vina-Baltsas<
M -dot- Vina-Baltsas -at- mindray -dot- com> wrote:

1) Our medical device uses a touchscreen. Can HTML Help take advantage of
this touchscreen technology? For example, are the links, etc, "touchable"
or is it strictly mouse driven?

2) Can HTML Help be designed so that the primary window is always on top?

3) Can HTML Help autosize or use scalable fonts? Our device is available
in two sizes and we'd like for our help to use appropriate font sizes
based on the device size.

Campbell Scientific, Inc.
Marketing Software Product Manager
Microsoft Help MVP 2002-2011
Jester's Baubles Fused Glass Designs


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