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Help Compiler - for Access 97 on Windows XP

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J
I use Access 97 and Windows XP (Sp2 if that matters)

I mostly program for myself, but am now writing an
application for my wife's club and need to include
a help file with the database

I am looking for a good, and low cost, help compiler
that will run on WinXp AND will work with Access 97

Far as I know any help compiler should work, but to
have context sensitive help with A97 I think I read
somewhere that the help compiler needs to have the
ability to insert "tags" in the help file (or whatever
the actual term, I still need to read about help files
in my Access documentation) so if F1 is pressed while
the cursor is on a particular data field, the help for
that field will display

Anyone with software names/prices and web links?

Thanks, John

Nov 13 '05 #1
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J
>I use Access 97 and Windows XP (Sp2 if that matters)

I mostly program for myself, but am now writing an
application for my wife's club and need to include
a help file with the database

I am looking for a good, and low cost, help compiler
that will run on WinXp AND will work with Access 97

Far as I know any help compiler should work, but to
have context sensitive help with A97 I think I read
somewhere that the help compiler needs to have the
ability to insert "tags" in the help file (or whatever
the actual term, I still need to read about help files
in my Access documentation) so if F1 is pressed while
the cursor is on a particular data field, the help for
that field will display

Anyone with software names/prices and web links?

Thanks, John


PS - after doing some reading online, I **think** I
want a standalone product with a text editor, not
something that links to MS Word... I would prefer to
enter my help text, by item, in a separate screen to
then have the program link it all together in a help
file, with the hypertext links... but not MS Word

Of course, a product which uses Word in the background
is Ok... I just want to do this "quickly" and not have
to learn about creating/managing hypertext links in
Word and mucking about with RTF files
Nov 13 '05 #2

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J <> wrote:
I mostly program for myself, but am now writing an
application for my wife's club and need to include
a help file with the database

I am looking for a good, and low cost, help compiler
that will run on WinXp AND will work with Access 97

Far as I know any help compiler should work, but to
have context sensitive help with A97 I think I read
somewhere that the help compiler needs to have the
ability to insert "tags" in the help file (or whatever
the actual term, I still need to read about help files
in my Access documentation) so if F1 is pressed while
the cursor is on a particular data field, the help for
that field will display


See my Microsoft Access Help System Tips page at
http://www.granite.ab.ca/access/accshelp.htm for an overview of the process.

Also see David Liske's Access HTML help page at
http://www.mvps.org/htmlhelpcenter/h.../hhaccess.html

Tony
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Tony Toews, Microsoft Access MVP
Please respond only in the newsgroups so that others can
read the entire thread of messages.
Microsoft Access Links, Hints, Tips & Accounting Systems at
http://www.granite.ab.ca/accsmstr.htm
Nov 13 '05 #3

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