Re: Launching Acroread from WinHelp

Subject: Re: Launching Acroread from WinHelp
From: "Cramer, Kim" <Kcramer -at- NCSLINK -dot- COM>
Date: Thu, 23 Apr 1998 12:35:41 -0700

From Walt Tucker:
<snip> Does WinHelp support launching of an external
application, such
> as the Acrobat Reader, via a "hotspot" in the help text? It would
> seem like
> if I was able to simply create a hyperlink to a file with a .pdf
> extension
> that the Windows O/S would recognize the file type and take care of
> the rest.
>
> I looked in my RoboHelp manual and found a few WinHelp macros that
> might do what you need. The first is called ExecFile and lets you
> specify a file and launch the application associated with it. The
> other is called ExecProgram and it simply launches an application. I
> think you can associate these macros with hotspots, but I'm not
> familiar with how that works.
>
> You might want to contact the WinHelp list for more details. The
> admin address is LISTSERV -at- ADMIN -dot- HUMBERC -dot- ON -dot- CA; you subscribe the same
> way you did to the tech writer's list.
>
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Kim Cramer
mailto:kcramer -at- ncslink -dot- com
Sr. Information Developer
NCS Education, Mesa AZ
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