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New to ODE 97 Help Workshop Utility - How to compile a short test topic file?

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MLH
I did these 4 steps to create a topic file

1 Open a new file in a word processor or text editor that can
handle rich text format.

2 Write your individual topics, separating each topic with a
hard page break.
3 Add appropriate footnotes at the beginning of the file.
See Related Topics below.
4 Save the file in rich text format with the .rtf filename
extension.

Now, I'd like to test the compatibility of my word processor by
compiling a short test topic file. Dunno how. Anybody?
Jan 7 '06 #1
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I did these 4 steps to create a topic file

1 Open a new file in a word processor or text editor that can
handle rich text format.

2 Write your individual topics, separating each topic with a
hard page break.
3 Add appropriate footnotes at the beginning of the file.
See Related Topics below.
4 Save the file in rich text format with the .rtf filename
extension.

Now, I'd like to test the compatibility of my word processor by
compiling a short test topic file. Dunno how. Anybody?


From the Help in Help Workshop:
To compile a Help file

1 If the project file is already open in Help Workshop, save the file.

2 Click the Compile button.
3 In the Project File box, type the name and location of the project (.hpj) file you want to compile, and then click Compile.

BUT:
If you need to create Helpfiles you better *not* do this fully by hand.
The syntax of the footnotes is *not* easy! It will take hours and hours to find and fix errors.
Use a Help authoring program. Edit your topics in the authoring program.
Search on the Net. Pay some money if you don't find freeware.

Study examples and decompile existing helpfiles to study.
Search for a decompiler on the Net. (helpdeco)

Arno R
Jan 7 '06 #2

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MLH
Thx, Arno. Got it!
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BUT:
If you need to create Helpfiles you better *not* do this fully by hand.
The syntax of the footnotes is *not* easy! It will take hours and hours to find and fix errors.
Use a Help authoring program. Edit your topics in the authoring program.
Search on the Net. Pay some money if you don't find freeware.

Study examples and decompile existing helpfiles to study.
Search for a decompiler on the Net. (helpdeco)

Arno R


Jan 8 '06 #3

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