Re: WINHELP moving to HTML

Subject: Re: WINHELP moving to HTML
From: Michael Andrew Uhl <uhl -at- VISLAB -dot- EPA -dot- GOV>
Date: Fri, 9 Feb 1996 09:13:15 -0800

Lisa Pappas, a speaker and pubs competition award winner at last
night's Carolina Chapter, STC meeting, mentioned Microsoft's new
intent--as she demonstrated her best-of-show Windows help product.
She arrived at the meeting directly from the airport. She had just
flown in from Seattle and the WinHelp conference.

Lisa works at Mobius Group in Research Triangle Park, NC and I'm unsure
whether or not she subscribes to this list.

-Mike

Cramer, Kim wrote:

> Since I haven't seen this posted yet, I thought I'd share a "bomb" announced
> at the WinHelp 96 conference earlier this week. According to a speaker at
> one of the sessions, Microsoft has decided to move from RTF to HTML as the
> "base coding" for help files. This is planned to take place in mid-1997.

> I wasn't in the session where this was announced and I don't know exactly
> who the source was, but it was the talk of the conference. If any of you
> were there and have more details, please send them to me personally. I plan
> to subscribe to the winhelp list next week so I can find out more from those
> folks.

> Oh well, here's a new skill I need to add to my resume! And perhaps this is
> the justification to move responsibility for our company's web page from
> marketing to pubs (something I've wanted to see happen for a long time)!

> *************
> Kim Cramer
> kcramer -at- ncslink -dot- com
> Sr. Information Developer
> NCS Education
> *************

--

Michael Andrew Uhl, Lead Technical Writer (uhl -at- vislab -dot- epa -dot- gov)
Lockheed Martin, Primary Support Contractor to US EPA
National Environmental Supercomputing Center (NESC)


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