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Subject:Re: Clue me in From:Stephen Victor <svictor -at- HOUSTON -dot- GEOQUEST -dot- SLB -dot- COM> Date:Wed, 21 May 1997 10:59:31 -0500
Hillary Jones wrote:
> I'm sorry if I'm representing the bottom of the "smarts" barrel here,
> but I hear about HTML-help from every direction, and even my own company
> distributes documentation as HTML files--my question is, how does it
> work? Now, please don't refer me to references on creating HTML files,
> because I know how to do that. What I want to know is how do people use
> documentation or online help that is in the form of HTML?
I guess I'm writing from the murky depths of the smarts barrel, too,
because I'd like more info on HTML Help as well. The only examples I've
seen are the clunky "help" windows that are in the beta versions of the
new Netscape. Do these have some use outside of a browser?
Stephen P. Victor Phone: (713) 513-2552
Technical Writer, Software Training Fax: (713) 513-2019
Schlumberger GeoQuest svictor -at- houston -dot- geoquest -dot- slb -dot- com
5599 San Felipe, Suite 1700
Houston, Texas 77056 USA