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Subject:Re: Microsoft Help for Macintosh From:Kathryn Marshall <kmarshall -at- MODACAD -dot- COM> Date:Tue, 14 Oct 1997 10:32:18 -0700
I got it! Sue is right (one of our developers verified this). We need to
ship the help engine along with the software (one of our testers
couldn't open the help file because we hadn't sent the the help engine).
Unfortunately, yes, the engine only works with Windows 3.1 files. So I
have to take my Win95 help, convert it to 3.1, and then convert it to
Mac Help. It's a pain, but a solution for now. We're phasing out the Mac
products soon, so management will not invest in something like QuickHelp
> From: Sue Heim, San Diego[SMTP:SueH -at- visio -dot- com]
> Sent: Tuesday, October 14, 1997 10:25 AM
> To: 'Kathryn Marshall'
> Subject: RE: Microsoft Help for Macintosh
> You will need to distribute the Microsoft Help engine with your files
> (you can't make the assumption that your users will have the engine
> installed). You *can* freely distribute the engine.
> Note that the engine only works with Windows 3.1 help files...
> * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
> Sue Heim
> Senior Online Engineer
> Visio San Diego
> 619/596-5990 x326
>mailto:SueH -at- visio -dot- com
> >-----Original Message-----
> >From: Kathryn Marshall [SMTP:kmarshall -at- MODACAD -dot- COM]
> >Sent: Tuesday, October 14, 1997 10:08 AM
> >To: TECHWR-L -at- LISTSERV -dot- OKSTATE -dot- EDU
> >Subject: Microsoft Help for Macintosh
> >I've created a Microsoft Help file for the Mac. Can we simply
> >this help file (with our application of course)? Or do we need to
> >send the Microsoft Help application? I mostly do help for Windows
> >so this is unchartered territory for me.
> >Kathryn Marshall
> >ModaCAD, Inc. http://www.modacad.com
> >310-312-9826 mailto:kmarshall -at- modacad -dot- com
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