Re: Multi-file Winhelp projects

Subject: Re: Multi-file Winhelp projects
From: David Young <davidy -at- WEXTECH -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 15 Jan 1997 10:01:08 -0500


>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.<

Since you're using Doc-To-Help 1.6 probably the best way to combine a Help
system is to create an "master" Help file consisting solely of jumps to
the "subordinate" Help files in your project. Linking smaller files
together will make the Make Into Help process go more smoothly by
eliminating bottlenecks associated with large files. The modularity of the
help system files will also facilitate revisions. All this can be done
with minimal noticeable effects to the end user of the help system. For
further information I suggest that you download our Greatest Tips Volume 1
from our web page,


David Young
WexTech Systems, Inc.
techsupp -at- wextech -dot- com

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