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Subject:Re: doc to help theory From:Sue Heim <sue -at- RIS -dot- RISINC -dot- COM> Date:Thu, 30 May 1996 08:29:24 PST
Virginia Lawrence informed us:
> RoboHelp compiles rather quickly on a Pentium, so that you can
> compile, see the errors, fix, compile again. In contrast, I read on
> a CompuServe forum that a help file taking 5 minutes to compile with
> RoboHelp will take 8 hours with Doc-to_Help. No thanks.
That's not true at all... huge help files that I've created using D2H
compile in about 5-10 minutes (that's on a Pentium, also).
> With RoboHelp, I need only 1-2 days to convert a completed 200 page
> manual to Windows help, setting up context-sensitive screens, but
> not fields. That includes about 220 topics, some hot graphic
> buttons, and a decent index. Otherwise, nothing fancy. RoboHelp is
RoboHelp is great, but D2H is good also. It depends on what you are
doing and where you are going. If, in fact, you are going to
single-source your doc and rtf files, then using D2H is smarter and
easier (and yes, you can still maintain your help and doc files
separately -- I do, since what's written may not necessarily go
It all depends on what you want to do. Again, here we can get into a
"tools" argument, which likely would be as productive as comparing
Macs and PCs (so, of course, let's not). <grin>
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