Re: Mac/Win Online Help

Subject: Re: Mac/Win Online Help
From: "Chuck" <writer -at- best -dot- com>
To: techwr-l
Date: Thu, 4 Nov 1999 13:11:45 -0800


<ahowell -at- poolmail -dot- dolphinsoftware -dot- com> wrote in message
news:27620 -at- techwr-l -dot- -dot- -dot-
>
>
>
> As far as I know HTMLHelp is only good for IE on PCs. For a Mac audience,
look
> at WebHelp (RoboHelp HTML, for one, lets you output this format) which is
> cross-platform, browser independent.
>
Other cross-platform, cross-browser solutions work as well.

But be cautions with Blue Sky's WebHelp. If you have file names longer than
32 characters, you won't be able to install them and view tham on a
Macintosh. WebHelp does not truncate names for Macs. ForeFront's InterHelp
does though.

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Chuck Martin
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on the difficult of coding and not on the user's real needs."
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"About Face: The Essentials of User Interface Design"

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