Re: Win95 Help questions

Subject: Re: Win95 Help questions
From: "Bruce H. Johnson" <corpknow -at- EARTHLINK -dot- NET>
Date: Wed, 12 Jun 1996 06:09:22 -0700

>Date: Tue, 11 Jun 1996 13:48:21 -0700
>From: Angela <amoore -at- SOFTDESK -dot- COM>
>First, is that yellow and tan color really the Win95 standard? It isconsidered uncouth to change your help colors to match your company's

>Second, has anyone tested the size of the window to find the perfect ratio
for all screen types?

>Third, should the help window display in the center of the screen, or can I
move it off to the side?

Angela Moore amoore -at- softdesk -dot- com


FWIW, we generally match the non-scrolling region to a company
color/logo, etc. Set the text color in the non-scrolling region to match
appropirately. For the scrolling region, we leave the text color at
auto, and background to default. That way, the user at least has the
opportunity to have his own Windows colors used.

For size, it depends what we're doing. If we're making a presentation,
it will be full-screen and we take over the whole screen. Size then is
based on the graphical proportions of what we're presenting. For
"standard" Help, leave it at default. The last Help window size is
stored in WIN.INI and is used for display. Same with position; with the
size and position defaulted to the last-used, the user can put it
anywhere needed or wanted. Sometimes the user may want it full-screen,
other times may want to shrink it down so he can see his program, too.

Bruce H. Johnson
Corporate Knowledge, Inc. -- Your knowledge transfer specialists.
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