Re: Win Help file sizes

Subject: Re: Win Help file sizes
From: Don M Chaffee <dchaffee -at- WORLD -dot- STD -dot- COM>
Date: Mon, 17 Jan 1994 20:29:14 GMT

Fred Wersan <wersan -at- zeus -dot- ma30 -dot- bull -dot- com> writes:

>Last week someone asked a question about how big a Windows help file could be.
>At a seminar this weekend the presenter said he'd seen them as big as 50MB.
>(the file had a lot of graphics.) He was not aware of any specific limits. The
>.hlp file on my PC here at work is 1.8 MB (Winword). I wouldn't be surprised if
> files in the 2 -3 MB range are common for the big database, graphics, and
> spreadsheet programs.

I put my resume into a Help file; it's about 4MB. Of course, it includes
an AVI clip. . . .

You must use the hcp.exe compiler to compile Help files that big, and it
can take overnight.

Don Chaffee
Opera Systems, Inc.
Danvers, MA

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