Re: Buying WinHelp

Subject: Re: Buying WinHelp
From: "Cramer, Kim" <kcramer -at- NCSLINK -dot- COM>
Date: Fri, 22 Aug 1997 07:13:00 -0700

Ed - I think the WinHelp compiler comes as part of Windows (at least the
viewer does). Instructions for using it are in the Developer's Toolkit
materials. I'm not sure what costs are on these items. You can create
your own RTF and HPJ files manually and then use the compiler to put it
together, but it's pretty tedious. I'd recommend purchasing a Help
Authoring Tool (HAT) that will automate some of the tasks for you. I've
used both RoboHelp and Doc-To-Help; my preference is for RoboHelp. Most
HATs come with the most current versions of the compiler (there are
versions for Win 3.1 and Win 95). If you'd like more info, contact me

Kim Cramer
mailto:kcramer -at- ncslink -dot- com
Sr. Information Developer
NCS Education, Mesa AZ

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