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Subject:RE: Mac/Win Online Help From:"Brierley, Sean" <Sean -at- Quodata -dot- Com> To:techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com Date:Fri, 19 Nov 1999 17:41:55 -0500
MS HTML Help (CHM) has the supreme advantage of being compiled: all graphics
and HTML pages exist as one file. this has the disadvantage of requiring
that certain elements of IE explorer be installed, which requires an upgrade
for NT and Win95, but not for Win98 or 2000. You can still run Navigator or
Opera as your default browser, tho.
Willit work on a Mac with IE5 installed? Dunno.
sean -at- quodata -dot- com
> As far as I know HTMLHelp is only good for IE on PCs. For a Mac audience,
> at WebHelp (RoboHelp HTML, for one, lets you output this format) which is
> cross-platform, browser independent.