Re: Authoring tool for MS Visual Basic Help?

Subject: Re: Authoring tool for MS Visual Basic Help?
From: Michael Priestley <mpriestley -at- VNET -dot- IBM -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 7 Feb 1996 11:18:17 EST

James Owens (ad354 -at- Freenet -dot- carleton -dot- ca) writes:

>Must I use MS Word to write the help topics for MS Visual Basic? Is there
>some other app, preferably OS/2-native, that can accomodate bizarre
>footnoting requirements?

Have you considered using the OS/2 native help system (IPF)? On the downside,
it won't easily accomodate double underlines (ie, you'd have to edit a symbols
file to add the capability on a word by word basis). I'm not sure what you
mean by hidden text. IPF supports a number of different ways of controlling
access to text (dynamic formatting, hidden panels, search synonyms, and so on),
I'm not sure if these would apply.

Let me know,


Michael Priestley
mpriestley -at- vnet -dot- ibm -dot- com
Disclaimer: speaking on my own behalf, not IBM's.


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