Re: Windows '95 Online IP Development

Subject: Re: Windows '95 Online IP Development
From: Mary Deaton <Marymd -at- HALCYON -dot- COM>
Date: Thu, 22 Sep 1994 08:29:57 PDT

Roger, you need to subscribe to the WinHelp Journal (call 206 285 2830. The
first issue has an overview of Chicago Help and each
subsequent issue will get into the details of it. Have you contacted Microsoft
Developer Relations and asked to be put on the SDK
loop? or if you subscribe to the Microsoft Developer's Network Level 2, you will
get Chicago SDK probably on Disk 10 in January.
The beta is closed for new entrants, but perhaps your company already is in the
beta loop?

There are two primary differences in Chicago Help: A separate Contents file that
creates a multi-file contents listing, the ability
to write context-sensitive topics to individual screen elements (including
single edit controls in a dialog box) and multiple
secondary windows (although design-wise they might not be such a hot idea. There
is also a project editor (supposedly better than
the WHPE editor that came out on MSDN for WinHelp 3.1). You still create your
topics in Word and the coding is no different. I am
authoring WinHelp 3.1 topics and running them through both compilers and I get
almost identical output. Chicago Help will support
multimedia much more seemlessly using Media Viewer, which incorporates some
Viewer features. WinHelp 3.1 .HLP files will run under
Chicago, so what you are doing now will survive. However, what you compile in
Chicago Help is 32 bit.

And what do you mean when you say the reader tool?

Mary Deaton
KNOWware: Information You Can Use

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