Re: Online Help for NT and UNIX??

Subject: Re: Online Help for NT and UNIX??
From: "Susan W. Gallagher" <sgallagher -at- EXPERSOFT -dot- COM>
Date: Thu, 22 May 1997 10:30:18 -0700

At 08:34 AM 5/22/97 -0400, ereed -at- ARINC -dot- COM wrote:
> We need to begin developing online help for both a product to run on
> Sun Solaris and Windows NT. The beta will be on UNIX; the Windows
> version will follow.
> The solution we're exploring is to develop help using RoboHelp (which
> we're somewhat familiar with) and convert using HyperHelp (which we've
> never used and need to purchase). But there is a cost factor to
> consider using this route.

We use this approach, it works well. HyperHelp produces a clean cross-
platform conversion. Just be sure your graphics are all .bmps -- HyperHelp
chokes on .wmfs. And you may want to up the point size a little. We generally
use 9 pt on Windows, but it looks just a smidge too small on Unix boxes. (And
we use HyperHelp on Solaris, AIX, and HP-UX platforms.)

Sue Gallagher
sgallagher -at- expersoft -dot- com
-- The _Guide_ is definitive.
Reality is frequently inaccurate.

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