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vrf Creating Help Files.

Question asked by rsb on Nov 21, 2003
"Goldberg, Mark" <Mark.Goldberg@ATK.COM> wrote:
> Greetings All.
> I am getting ready to start creating the help files for my newest program. I
> was wondering how everyone else makes their help files, or if anyone makes
> help files. Presently I am considering PDF Files so they cannot be changed.
> I was thinking about html or PDF but not sure which way to go. Someone else
> suggested that I do an HTML and then convert it to a PDF. What about windows
> style Help files. What do you use?

Given that PDF is editable anyhow and needs a special viewer (albeit
readily available) and HTML is so universal, the choice for me has
been quite easy:  HTML.

Since I can snag an ActiveX control and put into VEE,  HTML docs are
even nicer- can bring up the help right there inside of VEE.
Or of course view anywhere else also.

Can even throw in active examples via hyperlinks, etc.

Others will of course have other needs- but HTML works great for me.

If control is an issue, you could look at compiled HTML I suppose.


Stan Bischof  Agilent Technologies  707-577-3994

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