Re: Two versions of help

Subject: Re: Two versions of help
From: "Jean A. Pratt" <JPRATT -at- ID2 -dot- USU -dot- EDU>
Date: Mon, 6 May 1996 16:32:13 MST7MDT

Jack:

I should have read your message before querying Sue about the
ability to bundle Win 32s with our help files. We have to have
context sensitive help. Context sensitive help is not a bell or
whistle - its a must. Thanks for your input.
Jean

> Win32s will do everything except the "what's This" style Help.
> The app would never receive a WM_CONTEXTMENU message, thereby preventing
> context-sensitive help from working.
> At 02:07 PM 5/3/96 -0700, you wrote:
> >At 01:51 PM 5/3/96 MST7MDT, Jean A. Pratt wrote:
> >
> >>Doc-to-Help provides a compiler choice as well. The dilemma for us
> >>was to choose which way to go. The Win95 option offered some fun
> >>bells and whistles but we think most of our end users may still be
> >>3.1, and the Windows 3.1 help engine wouldn't run our help compiled
> >>for 95, soooo....
> >
> >Theoretically, Win 3.1 will run WinHelp 4.0 if your user installs
> >the set of Win32s DLLs. I haven't tried it, so don't know if the
> >process has been <perfected> yet. ;-)
> >
> >Sue Gallagher
> >sgallagher -at- expersoft -dot- com
> > -- The _Guide_ is definitive.
> > Reality is frequently inaccurate.
> >
> "America's Favorite WinHelp Guru (tm)"
> Net: Jack_DeLand -at- msn -dot- com <- or -> Phone:1-800-917-5600

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