RE: multi-docs in a single winhelp system

Subject: RE: multi-docs in a single winhelp system
From: "Blaine, Karen L." <karen -dot- blaine -at- unisys -dot- com>
To: "'TECHWR-L -at- LISTS -dot- RAYCOMM -dot- COM'" <TECHWR-L -at- LISTS -dot- RAYCOMM -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 3 Nov 1999 15:04:05 -0500

> 1. Should I take the time to try to roll them into one Word doc? I'd have
> to make a LOT of changes in existing links, etc. because of the file name
> change, but if it's worth the effort, I'll do it.
If your DOC file will have more than 100 topics, you should split
the project into multiple files. Word doesn't deal well with large
documents, resulting in very slow saves, that sometimes never complete.
Using multiple DOC files to build a 3.1 or 4.0 WinHelp file is not a
problem. The compiler includes any file you include, and the help file takes
on the name of whatever you call the project.
> 2. In fact, can I even create a CNT file for Win 3.1 help files? It
> appears that RH can do it, if I'm reading the manual correctly.
There should be an option on the File menu of the Explorer view
where you can set the option. In RH7, the option is Set Primary Target.

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