Re: Q. RoboHELP and RoboHTML questions

Subject: Re: Q. RoboHELP and RoboHTML questions
From: Chris Eckert <chrise -at- BLUE-SKY -dot- COM>
Date: Tue, 28 Apr 1998 12:29:21 -0800

The latest version of RoboHELP (RoboHELP 5.5) can generate WinHelp (both
Windows 3.1 and Windows 95), Microsoft's HTML Help, Windows CE help, and
other HTML based help formats (including WebHelp, which looks similar to
Microsoft's HTML Help but is a cross platform/cross browser HTML Help
format). Support for emerging HTML Help formats (such as JavaHelp) is
planned in the near future. All of these formats can be generated from
the same source help project. For more information, please contact our
sales staff at 1.800.677.4946 or visit our web site at

Chris Eckert
Blue Sky Software

-----Original Message-----
From: rhart -at- INTRINSYC -dot- COM [mailto:PC @INTERNET {rhart -at- INTRINSYC -dot- COM}]
Sent: Tuesday, April 28, 1998 12:06 PM
To: TECHWR-L -at- LISTSERV -dot- OKSTATE -dot- EDU; Chris Eckert
Subject: Q. RoboHELP and RoboHTML questions

Hi, another question for my learned peers:

I may have the opportunity to purchase a Help authoring tool in the
weeks. I have to produce help for Windows NT 4.0 and 5.0, as well as
Windows CE (HTML-based Pocket Help).

I read with interest that users can only access HTML-based help with
Internet Explorer. My programmer buddies in the office would like to
if there is a work-around solution. For example, do RoboHELP and
produce native HTML files that can be placed on our Web site and read by
standard browser (incl. Netscape)? Or are we stuck with a single, binary
help file that is only compatible with IE?

Also, can I produce help in two different formats, for use with the same
software application? Or am I limited to using a single help format for
each application?

Your help is greatly appreciated,


Rowena Hart
Technical Writer
Intrinsyc Software, Inc.


RoboHELP 5.5 and RoboHELP Office 5.5 (including RoboHTML) are now shipping. Contact sales at info -at- blue-sky -dot- com for upgrade information.

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