Re: APEX Awards

Subject: Re: APEX Awards
From: bkane -at- ARTISOFT -dot- COM
Date: Thu, 13 Feb 1997 16:38:42 MTN


Here's the skinny on APEX--Awards for Publication Excellence


Yes, Apex seems to be a good organization (we've won an award or two from
them)! However, I'm having a little problem with them now that I'm hoping one
of you can help with. They've got an entry deadline in mid-March and we want
to submit a Help system this time. But the instructions for submitting Help
call for submitting something readable on a Mac. Here is the message I sent
them, word-for-word:

We would like to submit an online Help system for Apex '97, but we
have a question about option #4 under the topic in your flyer titled
"How to send electronic, online, video and multimedia entries."

Option #4 is the best way to demonstrate an online Help system.
However, your flyer says the CD or disk must be Mac-readable. The vast
majority of Help systems being written today are written for PCs, not
Macs. We don't have any way of converting our PC-based Help to
something Mac-readable.

Do you have access to an IBM-compatible PC running Windows 95 so that
you'd be able to evaluate a Windows-based Help system (.hlp file)
submitted on a PC-readable diskette? No software would be required to
run the Help file. You'd just copy it to a Temp directory on the hard
drive (along with the .cnt file), then double-click the .hlp file in

I received no reply. Two weeks later I re-sent it; still no reply (it's been
another two weeks). Does anyone have any comments about this? Am I wrong about
the Mac-readability??
Thanx in advance,
Beth Kane
bkane -at- artisoft -dot- com

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