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Subject:HTML Info - Summary From:Michelle Vina-Baltsas <Michelle_Vina-Baltsas -at- US -dot- CRAWCO -dot- COM> Date:Wed, 30 Dec 1998 10:33:35 -0500
Sorry, Michelle... I don't recall seeing your original message. (And I
notice that your original message included below was posted to the TechWr-L
list, not the WinHlp-L list!)
At any rate, I use HomeSite to author the html files, and then bring them
into my HTML Help project using RoboHelp HTML Edition. I've been using html
tags for quite a while now, so I find it's easier to *not* use RoboHelp
to create the html pages. HomeSite creates relatively "clean" code. You can
download a trial version at http://www.allaire.com if you are interested.
I use HelpMagic 4.5 with which you can create a HLP file, a HTM file or a
.CHM file all from the same source code. A few switches have to be set and
that is all. Works very well for me.
I am not a robohelp user and so I do not know anything about the
internal methods of robohelp. I write my own style sheets. Sheet
Stylist is maybe the best CSS editor available. Its on my site. It is
a good idea to start with an existing style sheet and modify it step
Start off by reading Steve Wexler's "Official
Microsoft HTML Help Authoring Kit". Published by MS Press.
In addition to the "Official Microsoft HTML Help Authoring Kit" by Steve
Wexler (http://mspress.microsoft.com/prod/books/1408.htm), there are
good books about HTML, DHTML, etc. from Microsoft Press, O'Reilly and
several other publishers.
Good sites to find out about these and other resources are: