Re: Windows and UNIX help

Subject: Re: Windows and UNIX help
From: Craig Sanders <csanders -at- BEST -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 2 Sep 1998 15:05:27 -0700

Hello, Andre!

HTML is, of course, the format of choice in this instance. The problems lie in
making it context sensitive, and in creating TOCs, indexes, and searchability.

You might want to consider using one of the Java-based help formats to
accomplish this.

Quadralay has a product called WebWorks Publisher that converts FrameMaker
files, including graphics, into a variety of different online formats. The
latest version (4.0) can also create both JavaHelp (Sun), and OracleHelp
(Oracle) directly from Frame files. You might want to have a look at
www.quadralay.com for more information. They offer a 30-day eval download with
full functionality and free tech support during the eval period.

For future reference, you might also want to look at www.quadralay.com/cdex for
information about an upcoming product called CD Express, which can give you
true cross-platform readability, has a client-side search engine, and also
offers dynamic update capability via the Internet.

Hope this helps,
Craig Sanders

Andre Miftaraj wrote:

> Does anyone have any experience developing html-based online help that
> will run in Windows Internet Explorer, Netscape, and on UNIX? Any info
> would help
>
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