Re: Two versions of help

Subject: Re: Two versions of help
From: Jack DeLand <adamchar -at- CHAMBER -dot- ANN-ARBOR -dot- MI -dot- US>
Date: Mon, 6 May 1996 19:33:55 -0400

Yes, it's sad but true - this was a direct quote from Ralph Walden at
Microsoft (ze guru de tutti gurus).
Now if perchance you should happen to need some long-term consulting <g>....
>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)"
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>>
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>----------------------------------
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>ID2 Research Group
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>Utah State University
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