Multi-file Winhelp projects

Subject: Multi-file Winhelp projects
From: Brett Peruzzi <Brett -dot- Peruzzi -at- FDC-INVEST -dot- COM>
Date: Tue, 14 Jan 1997 16:28:02 -0500


One of my writers is working on a Winhelp project for an application
that may be customized for specific clients. She and the developer
have been speculating on how best to produce the customized help
without a lot of redundant effort.

What they're considering is creating separate help files for each area
of product functionality, so they can choose which help files match
the product features the specific client needs. These separate help
files will then be combined and compiled together to produce a single
help file. Kind of an object-oriented approach, with an emphasis on
information re-usability.

Has anyone done this, and if you have, what advice can you offer?
We're using Doc-to-Help 1.6 as our authoring tool, by the way.


Brett Peruzzi
Documentation Manager
First Data Investor Services Group
Boston, MA
Brett -dot- Peruzzi -at- fdc-invest -dot- com

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